I was reading some material off of a fellow pastor’s blog that really began to stir something within me. You can check it out yourself by clicking here. My worst nightmare as a pastor is to be at the helm of a church that begins to turn inward and only concerned with taking care of themselves. How serious are churches when they say their primary purpose is reaching the lost?
When we speak of reaching the lost, how is that accomplished? What does that look like? I feel that too often, churches begin to plateau spiritually by not intentionally reaching out to those that are “sick and in need of a physician”. Once you plateau spiritually, it won’t be long before you plateau physically. Numbers begin to drop and so does morale. Yet we are caught in a perilous downward spiral do to a sinful selfishness that we have refused to crucify to Christ.
Hopefully, you can tell I’m a little ticked towards those that refuse to drop tradition for the sake of winning souls to the kingdom of God. Isn’t it time we begin to think about church in terms of what is negotiable versus what is not negotiable?
So let’s hear some comments…
What should a church look like if it’s main focus is reaching the lost?
What should a church NOT look like if it’s main focus is reaching the lost?