Dale Mcalpine has an anonymous quote:
The Gospel is not: “Come to our Church.”
Non-Christians are welcome in our church. God rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), and sometimes people seek (in response to the Lord’s drawing) by going to church. But not one passage in all of Scripture tells us to invite them.
The Gospel is found here:
I Corinthians 15:3-4
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
If you invite someone to church, Bible study, or an evangelistic meeting, that’s not a bad thing. But it isn’t giving them the Gospel and it isn’t fulfilling the Great Commission. Many people are saved in church, but far more are led to the Lord by their friends and family members. We sing “Onward Christian Soldiers” but neglect our soldier’s duty.
The Great Commission (Bible Version)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
The Great Commission (Messed Up Version)
Get them (one way or another) to come in here to hear.