How to Invite Your Small Group Members to Faith in Jesus
Good invitations to faith require good preparation. This resource will help any student, staff person, or faculty member explain the gospel and invite response.
Frequently Asked Questions about Calls to Faith
Why make a call to faith?
The goal is to be doers of God's Word, not just hearers. We are creating a “culture of response.” It can feel awkward the first time you invite people to respond to God’s Word. We suggest 2 weeks in a row, to help you and your students get comfortable with inviting people to respond.
How do we get non-Christians into our group?
Try reaching out on social media, offering an intriguing invitation. After learning to post compelling stories, please also do a good follow-up to take the conversation a little deeper. Then, invite them to the event where you will offer your invitation to faith. Having non-Christians in the room is important in order to see fruit from calls to faith.
What happens after someone comes to faith in our group?
Please make sure that someone follows up with every new faith decision, and cast vision for being a life-long disciple of Jesus. Also, help them cement their new faith by coaching them to share their story with others. Hearing new believers tell their fresh faith stories catalyzes seekers to put their faith in Jesus. Let’s pray for God moments to become God movements on your campus!
Can I make a call to faith on Zoom?
Yes! Here are four simple steps:
- Screen share the above gospel summary and invitation and read it out loud.
- Allow them to process in breakout rooms of 3-4 people.
- Help your friends indicate their decision by posting in the chat or filling out a short survey during the meeting. (Taking a few minutes to wait for everyone to fill out the survey greatly improves your ability to follow up.)
- Within 24 hours, help your students follow up with nominal Christians and seekers after the invitation to faith. They should text, "What did you think of small group? Were you inspired to take any next steps?"