It is my understanding that the traditional invitation that 95% of our churches use is only about 100 or so years old. The main purpose when it was started was for an easier accounting of the decisions so the evangelist could promote himself easier in the next town. But is this really the best way in a society that is more and more peer pressure focused? It seems to me that this has been so used that people do not respond the way they did even 20 years ago. There are already better ways to handle membership desires, why not better ways to handle the other parts of invitation? Your thoughts are appreciated.