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The Effective Invitation: A Practical Guide for the Pastor
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The Effective Invitation: A Practical Guide for the Pastor


Kregel 2004

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Dr. R. Alan Streett provides practical and biblical models to revitalize the “altar call” in this expanded second edition of The Effective Invitation. Dr. Streett traces the historical practice of the public invitation from the New Testament to contemporary preachers and evangelists. Various models and principles for effective invitations are provided and can be adapted to many different ministry styles.

Included are:

  • New illustrations and biblical references on repentance and faith
  • New examination of objectives to the invitation
  • Guidelines for reaching children and teens
  • Suggestions for using music with invitations
  • Contemporary invitation models

The unique resource will help pastors, evangelists, and Bible teachers clearly and effectively invite others to follow Christ.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Provides a study of the public invitation
  • Addresses the need to call people publicly to Christ
  • Offers counsel as to how the invitation can be handled


  • Tell Me, What Is the Gospel?
  • The Theological Content of the Invitation
  • The Public Invitation—Is It Biblical?
  • Evangelists and Invitations
  • Billy Graham’s Use of the Public Invitation
  • Answering the Critics
  • Extending a Public Invitation—The Reasons Why
  • How to Prepare and Deliver a Public Invitation
  • Invitational Models
  • Music and the Invitation
  • Inviting Children to Christ

Product Details

  • Title: The Effective Invitation: A Practical Guide for the Pastor
  • Author: R. Alan Streett
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Preaching and Homiletics

About R. Alan Streett

R. Alan Streett, PhD, has served as a pastor and church planter and is chairman and professor of evangelism at The Criswell College, Dallas, Texas. He also serves as editor of the Criswell Theological Review.

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