Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Good question

I thought I would share this; I found it interesting. This fits so well with a conversation I was having with someone earlier this afternoon. What do you think?

Why Aren’t Your People Inviting Other People to Attend Your Church?


  1. Besides a lack of enthusiasm about the church, I think that some have few unbelieving friends - most of their friends already attend the church (or a nearby church).
    And maybe trying to figure out how to attract people to church may be the wrong kind of question. How to get the church to go be the church in their community might be a better question, and might actually answer the question Foster addressed.
    What do you think about this?

  2. I think that for us evangelicals, "to go and be the church in [our] community" is one of the hardest things for us. That's not an excuse, I think we just don't know how to do it, and probably don't know much about what it means.

    When we do think about being the church in the community I think we have a very narrow idea of what that looks like. Often we associate it with distributing evangelistic literature, and maybe a canned food drive.

    I've wrestled with discovering what this means for us, (1) how can we be present in our community, and (2) how do we encourage that desire for our people?

    Great thread here, I'd like to keep it going. Thanks.


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