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9 Signs Your Church is Ready to Reach the Unchurched

2. People who attend your church actually know unchurched people.

Many Christians say they want to reach unchurched people, but they don’t actually know any unchurched people well enough to invite them.

One of the reasons we run almost no church programs at Connexus where I serve (other than small groups and few other steps toward discipleship) is that we want our families to get to know unchurched people. We want them to play community sports, get involved at their kids’ school, and have time for dinner parties and more.

You can’t do that if you’re at church six nights a week. We don’t do many ministries because our people are our ministry.

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Speaker and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church, one of the largest and most influential churches in Canada. With over 6 million downloads, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast features today's top leaders and cultural influencers. His most recent book is “Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences.” Carey and his wife, Toni, reside near Barrie, Ontario and have two children.