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9 Signs Your Church is Ready to Reach the Unchurched

6. You have easy, obvious, strategic and helpful steps for new people.

I am still such a fan of thinking steps, not programs. (Here’s an older but awesome (free) Andy Stanley podcast of all Seven Practices of Effective Ministry.)

One sure sign that you are ready to handle an influx of unchurched people is that your church has a clear, easily accessible pathway to move someone from their first visit right through to integration with existing Christians in small groups or other core ministries.

Most churches simply have randomly assembled programs that lead nowhere in particular.

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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.