Information or Invitation?
THE FOLLOWING EMAIL WAS SENT RECENTLY to the mailing list of Brian Doyle, founder and president of Iron Sharpens Iron. His message is thought-provoking and can apply to many situations in the life of the church. Think about it the next time you’d like to have someone attend a church event.
I have learned a few things along the way and here is a BIG ONE. Invitation vs Information - and here is what I mean when it comes to something like the ISI Conference.
- email blasts
- power point slides
- pulpit announcements
- conference poster on the wall
- handing out a conference brochure
- bulletin insert at church
- one man in person or on the phone asking another man to join him
We need information but the majority of men also need and want an invitation.
May I suggest that you and another guy or two do your absolute best to simply extend a personal invitation to EVERY MAN in your local church?
Hi Joe, I am in for the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference on March 16th. Want to join me? We could go together - maybe do some 'iron sharpening iron'?
Serving with you,
Brian Doyle, ISI Founder and President