Most Christians want to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Most Christians want to be part of a church that is drawing people to God through the good news of Jesus.
And most Christians wish their church was more effective in its outreach efforts.
In Organic Outreach for Churches, Kevin Harney asks three questions for churches that desire to grow in outreach effectiveness.
- Does your church believe, honor, and follow the teachings of the Bible?
- Does your church love people and long for them to know Jesus?
- Are the people in your church willing to sacrifice to the point that they will joyfully embrace change?
If you can give an enthusiastic yes to these questions, says Harney, your church is on the verge of seeing an explosion in outreach effectiveness.
However, if you cannot give an honest yes to any of these questions, it will be very hard to develop a culture of effective outreach in your church.