Stewards of Invitation

Stewards Of The Invitation Period (SOTIP)

The most essential part of the worship experience is the Invitation to Christian Discipleship. This is where a person is able to to respond to the Christ which we have presented during our worship service. This is literally the climax of the worship experience, for all of our efforts have been building up to the invitation period. This is an extremely sacred and delicate time of the worship experience because a person’s salvation is being challenged! Everyone who has a role in receiving petitioners must be mindful of this fact. Therefore, as Stewards we must be attentive and thoroughly prepared to effectively minister to each petitioner’s need to the best of our spiritual (not personal) ability. We are committed to biblical studies and progressive training as we endeavor to become confident, knowledgeable and prepared to fulfill God’s divine purpose. In doing so, we are adhering to God’s command: “To go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19. We are also fulfilling the committment of our church’s vision statement: “To go forth living as True Lights in the dark areas of our community, our city and our country by practicing and preserving biblical principles in our lives and lifestyles; Maintaining economic and social stability but most importantly spiritual steadfastness.” John 9:4-5