One of the most effective ways to ask people to come to church is to pair your verbal invitation with a printed invitation card. Since every member of the church is responsible to do their part to fully fulfill the Great Commission, be sure you always have cards like these available for your congregation.
Invitation cards are essential because we can't assume today, in our post-Christian world, that when you invite someone to church that they know anything about it, where it is, or when it meets. A person may respond very favorably to your invitation, but they may get up on Sunday morning and think: "Now where is that church? And what time does it start? Do they have a place for my kids?"
A printed invitation card can answer all those questions
It can also direct them to your online information (website and social media) that will make certain they actually connect with the church. Without this information, chances are the person will think something like: "I don't want to go at the wrong time and I can't even remember the location. . . . . I hope I run in to that nice person again."
Invitation cards are a tool that take hopeful invitations and wishful thinking to a tangible connection with your church. Below is a set you can download and change on the back with contact information for your church. The invitations are generic and can be used any time. The link to download them is at the end of the article. They are part of a ZIP file that has:
**Ready-to-print PDFs of all the cards
**Editable MS Publisher templates
**JPG images of the cards