Mind the Gap The Second Invitation
“Mind the gap” is a warning to train passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the train door and the station platform. It was introduced in 1969 on the London Underground. To become an invitational church we need to mind the gap between the first and second invitation. Once we get over the first hurdle of invitation and your friend is in church. They have been invited to coffee at the end of the service. There is that awkward moment as you are about to part company. What do you next? Leave it to them to make a decision or invite them again? In this gap is incredible potential but there is a gap to stride over. One of the reasons people don’t come back a second time is that they were not invited. Bridge that gap and invite your friend again.