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5 Reasons People Aren’t Inviting Friends to Your Church

  • First, you can’t worry about the possibility of offending someone. Just don’t be offensive because you were careless with your words.
  • Second, focus on the gospel, not on popular issues. You will still offend some by what you don’t say, but you will remain true to the purpose of the church.
  • Last, speak with love and grace for all.

This three-point formula will help serve as salt and light to anyone who attends and encourage many to invite their friends.

5) They have not recently experienced life change.

When people in your congregation personally experience a spiritually transformed life and see it in others, they are encouraged and inspired.

Stories of life change represent the power of the gospel, and those stories need to be told.

Numbers matter, (reach more people for Jesus), but stories of life change matter more. Design your ministry so that transformed lives is your big picture goal, and tell those stories!

This article originally appeared here.

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Dr. Dan Reiland serves as Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. He and Dr. Maxwell still enjoy partnering on a number of church related projects together.