Story-Formed Life Invitation Examples

Here are some examples.  Feel free to copy and make them your own!

As you are starting to get closer to having a group, fill out our Group Registration Form so we can work to get you a trained Facilitator!

If you or someone else just wants to jump into another group, fill out this SFL Online Signup Form.

Note: Both of these examples assume you are just inviting people to come find out more at an introductory session.  You may also just invite people to the course out of the bat and ask them to commit to the 11 weeks.


Example 1 – SUPER SHORT  ———————————————————————————–

Hi {friend’s name here!},

We’re starting this 11-week group called Story-Formed Life and I wanted to invite you.  It’s a discussion-based course designed to dig deep into the entire story of the Bible and challenge what we really believe.  

The first meeting is just the Introduction: It’s a time to hang out, enjoy some food and hear more about SFL and see if it’s something you want to be a part of.

We are meeting <insert meeting details>

Let me know if you want to come!


Example 2 – LONG    ————————————————————————————————-

Hi {friend’s name here!},

I am getting ready to kick off a Story-Formed Life group and I really want you to be part of it.  Experiencing the Bible as a story like this was a really powerful experience for me, {explain in a few words}. We’re meeting {insert start date, time, location} for the Intro session. If you’re interested at all, I would love for you to come and hear more.

Here’s a little bit more from the SFL website about the group:

What is the Story-formed Life? 

The Story-formed Life (SFL) is an 11-week journey.  It’s applicable to someone who has never read the Bible or to someone who has been studying it for 100 years.  Knowledge is not a prerequisite, but it may require a little wrestling.  If you want to be challenged or deepened in your faith, it’s for you.  

SFL is designed to expose and increase the level of faith participants have in God’s Story as revealed in the Bible, from the Creation to the Re-creation.  We’ll start at the very beginning.  Each week we’ll turn the page to enter a new “chapter” of this epic story. 

SFL uses scripture only and is interactive.  A trained facilitator guides the Midrash, a Hebrew learning style that means “to investigate” as a group. This group discovery process is both challenging and encouraging – it might push you to the edge of your comfort zone as you compare what you KNOW with what you actually BELIEVE, and how you LIVE as a result.  

Every one of us is formed by a story, and our story is often the one we’re most familiar with.  If you live in the West, like it or not, you’re probably immersed in a Western story.  We frequently do not realize how deeply these roots have sunk into our minds and hearts, or the way this story motivates our lives. For someone to really change the course of their life, their STORY needs to change. The Bible presents a completely different story from the ones we were trained to believe.