Your Friends…

Really enjoyed the conversation this week on the blog.  As you know, we didn't start Connexus two years ago so that Barrie and Orillia could have another church.  We started Connexus out of the conviction that Central Ontario needed new environments that we could invite our unchurched friends into.  We believe that as more and more people meet Christ, their lives will be changed for the better.  That's why we do what we do, week in and week out.

What's encouraging us is that you've been inviting your friends: 90% of the people who walk through the doors at Connexus for the first time came because you told them about Connexus.  We want to help you do that even better.

So here's a question we would love for you to answer: what's the best thing we can give you to help you invite your friends to Connexus?

Here are some of the things we've done to help make it easier for you to invite friends:  we've given you flyers promoting the next series to hand to your friends personally, given out key chain tags, built a website with free messages and a way to invite your friends, started this blog, put Connexus on Twitter, created a Facebook Fan Page and even handed out gift cards to restaurants and coffee shops so you can take your friends out after church.  The fall, we've got something even bigger planned as an incentive to invite your friends (dont' ask…it's a surprise for now).

Two questions:

  • Which of these have you used the most to invite your friends?
  • What other things could we do or could we give you that would help you invite your friends?

We're all ears.



  1. Joey says, August 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I’ve used giving the free CD messages to friends and the evites directly from the website the most – and sending people the link to the Connexus website linking them with a specific message or part of the site – kids programming, etc.

  2. carey says, August 12, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Ah yes…free cd’s. Totally forgot how many people use that not just for themselves, but for friends and family. Thanks for the reminder! Hope everyone knows that this week’s and last week’s message is always available at no cost right after the service.

    Plus all our messages are free on line all the time. Subscribe via iTunes or just go to

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