Small groups can be a great way to build meaningful relationships, grow in your faith, and find support and encouragement in the midst of life's challenges. If you're a member of a small group, you may be wondering how to invite someone to join you. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Be authentic and genuine. The most effective invitations often come from the heart. Share why you value being a part of your small group and how it has impacted your life. Avoid making the invitation sound like an obligation or a chore. Instead, focus on the social and relational aspect of the group, and invite the person to "hang out" or "get together" rather than calling it a "small group."
- Make it personal. Rather than sending a mass invitation, try reaching out to a specific individual or couple and explaining why you think they would be a good fit for the group.
- Offer information and resources. Provide details about the group, such as the meeting time, location, and topic of study. You could also offer to send them a link to the group's website or social media page.
- Don't be too pushy. Remember that ultimately, the decision to join a small group is up to the individual. Respect their decision, whether they choose to join or not.
- Follow up. If the person is interested in joining the group, follow up with them to answer any questions they may have and make sure they feel welcome and included.
Inviting someone to a small group can be a meaningful way to extend fellowship and support. With a little bit of planning and a whole lot of authenticity, you can help others experience the benefits of small group membership.
How to invite people to "the party" (with Examples)
The Wrong Way:
"Hey, what's your name and how long have you been coming to church? Oh, well you need to be apart of a small group. I have a small group you can join that meets every Wednesday."
The Right Way:
"Hey! What's your name? What do you do for fun? Wow! You have to meet my friend Jennifer, she is so into that also! We are actually hanging this Wednesday, would you want to join us? I would love to introduce you to her."