Making the invitation can be the greatest obstacle to starting a Q Place. Click here to access all of our Invitation Samples in one PDF.
A straightforward invitation to people you already know, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will increase the likelihood of an acceptance to "come once and check it out." Here are some more tips to think through as you make your invitations.
This emailed invitation refers to meaningful one-on-one conversations in the recent past and communicates the idea of providing a place where ongoing spiritual conversations can feel natural and safe.
Fitness is a popular topic, and activity. Some very healthy, strong Q Places have formed among groups of people who also work out together. Talking about our overall well-being can be a great starting point for inviting friends to a Q Place—whether physical workouts are part of the mix or not!
When you meet people where they are, at their point of need, they are more likely to accept your invitation. This face-to-face or phone invitation sample gives a simple model to follow.
Alex was an atheist, and yet she responded to this face-to-face invitation from Fran. She came to the first meeting; she became part of the group; and over time she saw the reality of God for herself.
Almost short enough to text as a follow up to a conversation. When "less is more," this says just enough.
This invitation is written for men in an established neighborhood who are likely to be open to exploring the Bible for themselves. It provides great reasons for examining the Bible, clearly communicates what to expect out of the group, and emphasizes that the group is not for experts and that everyone will be able to make discoveries.
This is the letter that Q Place President Mary Schaller sent to everyone that she invited to her first group. It shows how you could use a relevant quote from a well-known person in an invitation letter.
This is a casual invitation approach, especially good for young adults, that addresses a number of barriers— this isn't a church program, there won't be a speaker, coming doesn't commit you, and this will be a really great time together!