Welcome to Potential Church
We’re one church in many locations that is passionate about family, friendship, and finding our calling. This is a family, and a place to call home. It’s a place to get help, healing, and hope. If you have never experienced Christ or have been following Him for a lifetime – it doesn’t matter – you’re welcome here.
HOPE Series – Week 3
August 30-31, 2014
Pastor Brian Vasil
2 out of 100 people actually invite someone to church.82% would come if they were invited.
Top 5 reasons given for not accepting an invitation to church:
1) Church is full of hypocrites
2) I’m too BUSY
3) Church is boring
4) All they want is my MONEY
5) I’m too far GONE for church to do me any good
We were created to CONNECT with God and others!
1) WHO SHOULD I INVITE?
Hebrews 10:24-25 (The Message) “Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on…”
I am supposed to invite anyone who needs HOPE.
2) HOW SHOULD I INVITE THEM?
LIST – Be intentional with your invites.
The more you have INVESTED… the less you’ll be rejected.
RESIST – Fight the urge to make or accept excuses.
People don’t fear Jesus, they fear the UNEXPECTED.
PERSIST – Don’t give up after the first, “no thank you.”
Matthew 13:8 (NLT) “Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
God can change the world with 25%.
3) WHY SHOULD I INVITE THEM?
— Because you are giving them a MOMENT with God.
Matthew 11:28 (NLT) “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’”
You do the informing… God will do the TRANSFORMING.
— Because you are involving them in a MOVEMENT of God.
2 – International mission trips this year
1010 – Baptisms so far this year
1026 – Accepted Christ for the first time in 2014
203 – Marriages healed at the Marriage Conference
484 – Children/students who accepted Jesus this year
175 – Countries reached by our TV show
You should invite people to Potential Church, because God is doing something UNCOMMON here.
— Because both of you MATTER to God.
1 invitation + 1 acceptance = 2 BLESSINGS.
Isaiah 49:16a (NLT) “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands…”
The card you hold is 14 square inches that can change an ETERNITY.