Invitational Encourager

Be an encourager of invitation, the Barnabas type. There is a difference between announcing and encouraging. So often I have heard myself and church leaders announce events. On Saturday we will have such and such event, please think about attending. Announcing something is to make something known publicly or officially. It is a general thing. To encourage is to inspire with courage to take a step of confidence. The encourager knows that people need assistance in making that step.  Barnabas never wrote a book in the Bible, but he encouraged two people who later did—Paul and Mark. Barnabas was the man that God used to encourage and develop leadership. So encourage someone today to invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and His church.