The fear of judgement in invitation
In trying to understand why church leader’s and congregational member’s don’t invite I came across the three judgements. We fear judgement from those whose approval we seek. We fear judgement from those whose money we seek in exchange for services rendered. This is particularly a powerful one for church leaders. We fear judgment from ourselves which surrounds the question, am I good enough? As we push into invitation these three judgements allow us to remember that in fact we are loved unconditionally by God and that as we are prompted to invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church, by faith we can imagine God’s smile of judgement.