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9 Signs Your Church is Ready to Reach the Unchurched

8. Your ‘outreach’ isn’t just a program.

Many Christians think having a ‘service’ for unchurched people or a program designed for unchurched people is enough. It’s not.

When you behave like reaching unchurched people can be done through a program or an alternate service, you’re building a giant brick wall for unchurched people to walk into.

You might as well tell them, “This program is for you, but our church is for us. Sorry.”

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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.