How to Invite People

Become a Matthew

Many Christians are nervous about sharing their faith with others. But as we’ve done this outreach across the globe, people just like you remark that it was well worth the effort. Our training strategy is based on the example of the Apostle Matthew (see Matthew 9:9–10), who invited friends into his home for a meal to meet Jesus. When you sign up, you will get all the training you need to:

  • Look around and identify your friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow students, and family who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior.
  • Look forward to preparing your home and inviting every person on your list to view a program in your home or other comfortable place.
  • Look up and pray every day for each person you have listed.
  • Look after those who give their lives to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
  • Look out for opportunities to build your relationship with these people.

Your Story

Here’s a three-minute plan for telling your story—how Jesus gave you hope and what He’s doing in your life today.

30 seconds: Tell what your life was like before you received Jesus.

30 seconds: Explain what caused you to turn to God.

60 seconds: Share the circumstances of how you received Him into your life.

30 seconds: Repeat the prayer you prayed to receive Jesus Christ.

30 seconds: Explain how your life has changed since Jesus became your Lord and Savior.

A Sample Prayer

Once you share your story, invite your listeners to do what you did and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ask those who want to make a decision to pray with you:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from running my own life, and now I ask You to run it. I invite You to come into my heart and life. I trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name, amen.