Better Invitations

Invitations are critical junctures where students and faculty decide whether to take a step deeper—by attending an outreach event, going to a Bible study, or choosing to follow Jesus—or stick to the status quo. We need to do all we can to make our invitations winsome and compelling, to cast our vision well and engage others.

  • The qualities of a winsome invitation

  • Ways to make your invitations even more effective

  • How to handle different responses to your invitations

Play Your Way

Find more ways to engage with the material.

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 30 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back in a resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    In a pinch? Take the one-page summary of the material as a quick refresher on the key takeaways. Perfect to print out and bring onto campus with you!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Making Invitations Welcoming and Winsome

    • Before we begin . . .

    • We Invite You to this Course!

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Defining Winsome Invitations

    • Lesson 1: Please Avoid! (What Winsome Invitations Aren’t)

    • Lesson 2: Winsome Invitation Example

    • Lesson 3: Qualities of a Winsome Invitation

    • Check Your Understanding (Quiz)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Crafting a Winsome Invitation

    • Lesson 1: Your Turn

    • Lesson 2: Bright Spot Coaching

    • Lesson 3: Power Brainstorming

    • Lesson 4: Online Invitations

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Potential Responses to Your Invitations

    • Lesson 1: No

    • Lesson 2: Maybe

    • Lesson 3: Yes

  • 5


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download.