It is up to us to provide ways into the Word and Sacrament ministry of our congregation that ease nonchurched people’s fears and keep them from being intimidated.
If we can learn to intentionally build relationships with nonchurched people, we will be meeting a tremendous need. And we’ll be opening doors to the Gospel for them.
Effective outreach is a critical element of a congregation’s well-being. What is “effective outreach”?
Jesus never stopped at forming a “missional community.” His mission to “seek and to save the lost” required Him to speak God’s Word to the people with whom He connected. When He did, some remained in fellowship with Him. But many did not.
Are the fields of America white with harvest or do we live and labor in a different season?
Demographically speaking, the future is bleak for the LCMS. And that is the future that the devil would have us believe.