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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Invite to Church

How do we encourage and support our kids as they invite their friends to church?

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At LCBC, our mission is to introduce people to Jesus and together fully follow him. Inviting others to know God is an important part of our faith experience. We can do this by inviting them to church with us.  

Jesus gives his followers a great command in Matthew 28:19-20 when he says, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you." 

Jesus makes it very clear that inviting others to know him should be a priority in our life. So, how do we encourage and support our kids as they invite their friends to church?  

5 tips to help your kids invite to church 

Here are 5 tips to help your kids confidently invite others to church.  

1. Share the reason 

Take time to read Matthew 28:19-20 with your kids. Explain that Jesus tells us to invite others to know him. You can do this by sharing what Jesus has done for you and inviting others to church with you. 

2. Make a list 

Talk with your child about some friends or family members that you can invite with you to church, and add them to a list. When you know who you want to invite, it’s easier to seek out opportunities to have that conversation. 

3. Define your why 

Help your child prepare to share why they love going to church as they invite others. Ask your child what they love about church. You can write it down or talk about it out loud. Encourage them to share what they love about church with their friends and family as they invite.  

4. Pray 

Inviting others to church can be hard, and it can feel awkward sometimes. Ask God to help you and your family to trust in him as you have these conversations. Feel free to lead your family through the prayer below: 

Dear God, thank you for the love you give to each of us every single day. Thank you for your son, and the good news of his sacrifice on the cross. Help us to have courage as we invite others to church to get to know you. We know that introducing other people to you is so important. We trust in you. Amen.  

5. Get creative 

Explore fun and unique ways that you and your kids can invite others to church with you. You can find kidVenture Island Invites for kids at your local location, or you can come up with your own unique ways to invite. Write a card, use sidewalk chalk, bake cookies, or make a video on your phone. Get creative as you and your family continue to introduce people to Jesus.  

Inviting makes a difference! 

A simple invitation to church could be the reason someone’s life is changed by Christ- it can even stir life change within us. Learning to trust in God’s call to invite others in can draw us closer into community with him and his people.  


When your child invites someone to church, there's a chance they could say no. While this isn't as significant a failure as others we might encounter in life, you can still help them bounce back!


LCBC stands for Lives Changed By Christ. We are one church in multiple locations across Pennsylvania. Find the location closest to you or join us for Church Online. We can’t wait to connect with you!

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