Getting Ready for Bring a Friend Sunday

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With only 10 days to go, Bring a Friend Sunday is fast approaching here at Forest Hills. We hope that each one of you has been praying about who God is leading you to invite to worship on that day and what role you can play in welcoming them into our community of faith. As we look forward to what God will do on September 18th, it's important to remember that our most vital role doesn't happen on that day...it actually happens before and after it!

Before September 18th

Make plans to take your friend out to lunch following worship...

Go ahead and talk with them about Serve Blitz Day on September 24th. Look over the different ways that you can serve on that day and find something that the two of you can do together...

Think about who you want to introduce your friend to on that Sunday morning. Who in our church would they really appreciate meeting and getting to know more?...

Make sure that your friend has a way to get to church on that morning and that you’ll be able to help them find their way around (longtime church members, don’t forget how confusing this campus is for first-time guests!)...

After September 18th

Bring them along to our Wednesday Night Dinner & Bible Study! Remember, first-time guests eat free!

Serve together on Serve Blitz Day! As you go out into our community, talk about our church’s heart for missions and don’t forget to introduce them to others from our church that they’ll be serving alongside...

Keep inviting them back to worship! A one-time invitation will not make a difference in your friend’s life if it doesn’t keep being extended week after week...

Well, those are just a few helpful suggestions to get you started. As you pray, seek God’s wisdom on how best to prepare and follow-up with the friends you’ll be inviting on September 18th. But whatever you do, just make sure you actually prepare and follow-up!...

It’s a beautiful thing to have the opportunity to introduce our friends to the God who loves each one of us so much. So take time to pray, prepare, and follow-up. This day just might change someone’s life after all.

 - Rev. Tyler Ward

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