Often with church we think about seating capacity. We build, gather, and grow (mostly internally) retaining our people and then dividing. Not a bad thing… but what if we thought bigger. Not bigger buildings, but bigger impact.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
What if instead we thought about our sending capacity? Same framework; different focus. We’d build, gather and grow people to send them out. Seeking not to seat but to send those we have poured into and equipped to evangelize, furthering the gospel where it’s needed most.
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I think often our young people underestimate their knowledge. We can become afraid to fail or made to look like a fool. While we do equip them well with things like the memorizing of the Heidelberg Catechism, perhaps an encouragement to have our members remember that it never falls on us in the end to turn hearts.
It seems the issue to not go out rests on our hearts, not our heads. What steps can our churches take to reinforce our hearts?