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Don't Want To Come To Church

Every now and then I try to ask people to come to my church and see what it's like, but some people just don't want to come to it. How do I react to that?

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 ---Christina on 3/8/07
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I love to take people to my church. It is joyful and people/kid friendly. But i am much more interested in their salvation. Christ's church is not a building, although I often use my church as an evangelistic tool.
---Andrea on 10/18/07

Learn rhetoric or learn from the examples of the apostles. ,)
---Steveng on 10/18/07

---Christina, you appeared to have a problem. My experience is that your problem will not get less regardless of how many people you ask to church. Do you consider yourself a servant of God? Consider this verse,Luke 14:23 "And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." Do you have any idea of how to do this?
---Mima on 10/18/07

You can force ppl to go to your church, only invite them. Maybe they have a church and they don't feel comfortable going to yours, I used to be like that I was going to a baptist church that I was comfortable in and my hubby came along and he was told by God to take me out of that church and attend the one im in now.
---ANN on 10/18/07

And I never knew that this church was so spiritual full of the spirit and not like my last church, and just so the church I was in was trying to spilt up my marriage so yeah he and God was right. So if it is meant for those you invite to come to ur church then it will happen or maybe they know more reasons why they won't just ask them their reasons and move on.
---ANN on 10/18/07

Leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can keep asking but ask different people. Not the same ones. If they want to squander time and possibly be in danger of Hellfire and losing their souls, its untimately their decision. Once you do the invite, you have done your duty.
---Robyn on 10/18/07

If people don't want to come to your church, they don't want to come to your church.

You're not called upon to have a "reaction," but to respect their choices. All you can do is extend an invitation.
---Jack on 10/18/07

don't push is more important that they come to faith in Christ than attend your church. Ask them why they don't want to....perhaps you can help them find a church they WOULD like.
---merry on 3/23/07

Don't take it personal. Let them know that if they ever want to come out to your church that you are more than willing to pick them up or give them the address. Lead by example. Your testimony will make them curious about your walk and give them the desire to be where you are. Pray for them by doing spiritual warfare. Never look down on them for not accepting your invitation. Love conquers over evil.
---Yolanda on 3/23/07

Just pray for them and by your actions and the way you live they may eventually want to come to church.
---Elizabeth on 3/23/07

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16. Fill yourself with the Word of the Living God, It is like an entire Spiritual Life Giving buffet. Your friends should just be able to watch your difference, and just want you, and to learn from your life, by your examples, but if they see that you don't have anything different than them, you can invite till you are blue in the face, and I would never expect any one to come.
---Cynthia_1 on 3/11/07

Just pray for them. I had a Christian lady who just about drove me around the bend asking me to go to Church. Every conversation she had ended up talking about church. I felt like screaming "tell me about Jesus".
---Helen_5378 on 3/11/07

If you're taking it personal and reacting with feelings (defensiveness, hurt, etc.), it's going to show on your face. People will run from that. Ask them with the love of Christ, and get yourself out of the way.
After all, it's the Holy Spirit that reveals Jesus Christ to people. So many times, we want to take all the credit. I've led 900 people to Christ. No, it's the Holy Spirit that leads people to Christ.
When flesh gets in the way, it takes offence, defense, and all the credit.
---Chad on 3/10/07

We should not join in Religious communion with unbelievers. It is a very absurdity. Believers are Righteous. Unbelievers are Unrighteous. Believers are made light in the Lord, but unbelievers are in darkness. And what comfortable communion can these have together? 11-18 Out of 100 preachers God is telling me, only two are saved, my friends.
---catherine on 3/10/07

If people don't want to come to your church don't take offence but encourage them in their faith or in putting their trust in the Lord.
---caree3694 on 3/9/07

All you can do is ask. Don't let it bother you. Just pray for them and keep going. I was in the same situation with someone I know. I asked three times and after the third time I stopped asking. All I do is pray and try my best to be a positive example in their life.
---Monica on 3/8/07

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Just smile & say, "that's o.k., but have you found one you like?If not please come see ours at your convieniance" therefore it doesn't seem urgant,but it's still an offer on the table.
---candice on 3/8/07

People are not obligated to accept your invitation to church, or anywhere else for that matter. Let them know that you would love to have them join you someday, if they change their mind, and leave it at that.
---Madison1101 on 3/8/07

All you can do is ask. If they turn you down, then that is okay. At least you invited them. I used to beat myself up because people wouldn't come to church with me. But I realized that I can't make them go. Some say it doesn't matter where one goes to church, but it does. If you ask, and they say no, don't beg them.
---Rebecca_D on 3/8/07

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