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20 Easy Ways to ‘Love, Share, Invite’ Your Neighbors

Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with other people doesn’t have to begin with a doctrinal discussion or visit with the missionaries. In fact, Church leaders encourage all Latter-day Saints to invite others “to come and see, come and help, and come and belong” in “normal and natural ways” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “God Will Do Something Unimaginable,” Oct. 2020 general conference).

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught these principles in a recent global broadcast on sharing the gospel that congregations worldwide discussed during fifth Sunday meetings in July.

“We must act. We must love, share and invite,” said President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, during the broadcast. “He will prompt us to share our experience, activities and what we are doing. And He will inspire us to invite others to come and see, to come and help, and to come and belong.”

Here are 20 easy ways to “love, share and invite” your neighbors:

  1. Prayerfully seek guidance and inspiration for ways you can love friends, neighbors, family members and other acquaintances. Serve and pray for them often. Be aware of hardships that may open their hearts to God’s love and an invitation to increase their faith.
  1. Show your love for others in the community by visiting JustServe.org and participating in service opportunities that help you serve and interact with others of all faiths.
  2. Visit Share.ChurchofjesusChrist.org and subscribe to emails that list opportunities for service and give ideas for sharing the gospel.
  3. Share the Book of Mormon with an old or new friend, right from the Book of Mormon app on your mobile device. It is available in 100-plus languages and includes videos and other explanatory content. 


  1. Share your beliefs and values by following Church social media accounts and sharing inspirational quotes, inspirational videos, or news of the Church (for example, humanitarian efforts). Visit the Media Library to see the collections of videos and inspirational images you can download and share with others.
  1. For parents with children, share Bible Videos, Children’s Bible Videos (related by children in their own words), Old Testament and New Testament coloring books, and Old Testament and New Testament illustrated stories.
  1. Share a copy of the Children and Youth program guidebook for children or teens. Talk about your children’s participation in this self-development program that promotes a relationship with Christ and actions that help children and youth become more like Him.
  1. Gift a subscription to a Church magazine or simply bring an issue of one of the magazines to leave behind when you visit a friend’s home.
  1. Share links to online life help resources the Church offers, such as employment help, financial tools, the Addiction Recovery Program, and affordable education through BYU–Pathway Worldwide. Learn and talk about free Church resources that are available to everyone in the community, like local Deseret Industries or nearby humanitarian, food storage and employment centers.
  1. Invite friends to participate with you in Church or neighborhood service projects and opportunities.
  1. Invite others to attend Relief Society, Primary, youth and other ward activities with you, or join neighborhood book clubs, mother’s groups, group date nights, exercise and sports activities, and fun family activities.
  1. Invite a friend to attend a child’s or adult’s baptism with you.
  1. Invite music lovers to experience live or online performances of The Tabernacle Choir and other free events and concerts on Temple Square and online.
  1. Encourage friends to subscribe to the Church of Jesus Christ artist on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Pandora for uplifting Christian pop and instrumental music. Two other streaming services artists are Strive to Be youth music and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
  1. Invite neighbors to tour a nearby temple open house with you or share one of many online temple resources that explain the purpose of temples.
  1. Invite someone to visit the Family History Library’s live or online Family Discovery Experience or FamilySearch.org to learn more about their ancestors.
  1. Invite friends to tour the Church History Museum to see beautiful and inspiring artwork or share links to online exhibits.
  1. Invite someone to attend RootsTech, which will be both live and online in 2023.
  1. Invite friends to participate in a community indexing project from home.
  1. Invite neighbors to sign up for emails with inspirational Christian content, like daily Bible verses, a series about prayer, or events in Christ’s life. See Share.ChurchofjesusChrist.org.

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