Invite Someone!
 
A big part of reaching out to our community is inviting our neighbors to come join us at our weekend worship experiences.  Below are a few ways we do that.

1)Friends inviting friends The most effective way to invite someone is when people personally invite a friend, co-worker, neighbor, family member or just someone they know.  And what’s great is that when the person comes to New Life, they already know someone.  Each week we encourage people to invite someone back.  To help them do this, we have invite cards and flyers available as a useful tool for inviting.


2)Large Mailers Two times a year we send out a bulk mailing of about 12,000 flyers into the community inviting our neighbors to visit New Life on Sundays.  This is a great way to let people know we are here in the community or just to remind them in case they’ve been thinking about visiting a church.  Usually this is accomplished through members joining together to financially support a large blanket mailer to the surrounding neighborhoods.  Currently the cost is approximately $3,500.  You can contribute towards these mailings by indicating “outreach mailers” with your offering.


3)Series Mailers Each new message series, we send approximately 900 invite cards to one or two smaller mailing routes in the community.  These work great, not only to let folks know we are in the community, but the current series topic may be of interest to someone receiving the invite.  The cost for these is much less.  Most the help needed in sending these is for people to label the invite mailers.  If you would like to help label these outreach mailers, please contact our office at 951.736.5433


4)Community EventsOccasionally we will set up an information booth at a local community event where we will be a visible our Corona neighbors.  This helps create identity in the community and provides a platform to engage people in conversation and/or invite them to New Life.  We do this about once a year.  Keep an eye out for the next opportunity to get involved with a community event.


5)Door 2 Door Once a month we will target a neighborhood and knock on doors inviting people or just pass around invite cards.  Each person or group goes to about 30 residents, which takes about 20-45 minutes.  You can either leave the invite card at the door or personally give someone a friendly invite.  If you’d like to go or just follow along, you can sign up at the information table on Sundays or contact our office at 951.736.5433.


6)Pray We need God’s help.  Spend time in prayer asking God to draw the people we invite to Him.  Ask God to show you someone you can invite.  Pray for someone you have invited.


Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."