Learning Objectives

If we don't invite well, people will miss out on opportunities to experience Jesus and grow. 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.

  • Find out the qualities of a compelling invitation

  • Learn how to craft an effective invitation

  • Discover how to handle different responses to your invitations

Play Your Way

Find more ways to engage with the material.

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a one-page summary of the material that you can print out as a quick refresher on the key takeaways.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Making Invitations Welcoming and Compelling

    • We Invite You to this Course!

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Defining Compelling Invitations

    • Lesson 1: What Compelling Invitations Aren’t

    • Lesson 2: What Compelling Invitations Are

    • Lesson 3: Qualities of a Compelling Invitation

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Crafting a Compelling Invitation

    • Lesson 1: Your Turn

    • Lesson 2: Making it Great!

    • Lesson 3: Online Invitations

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Potential Responses to Your Invitations

    • Lesson 1: No

    • Lesson 2: Maybe

    • Lesson 3: Yes

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Inviting Well Quicksheet

(2-page pdf) 

.DOCX Version

Summary of the course in a quick, 2-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!


Making Compelling Invitations

(Ministry Library page) 

This worksheet will help you craft great invitations for Christians and non-Christians.