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9 Signs Your Church is Ready to Reach the Unchurched

3. Your attenders are prepared to be nonjudgmental.

Unchurched people do not come ‘preconverted.’ They will have lifestyle issues that might take years to change (and let’s be honest, don’t you?).

Cleaning up your behaviour is not a precondition for salvation, at least not in Christianity.

What God has done for us in Jesus saves us; not what we have done for God. Is your congregation really ready to love unchurched people, not just judge them? (I wrote about why Christians should let non-Christians off the moral hook here.)

One of Jesus’ genius approaches was to love people into life change. If your people can do that, you’re ready to reach unchurched people.

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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.