Pastor, Don’t Neglect Your Current Members To Reach New Ones

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fredjohnsson/16286007696/One of the best indicators of whether-or-not a church is healthy is how much they’re reaching people who aren’t already in the congregation. The more outward-looking, the more likely it is to be healthy. The more insular, the less healthy.

But, while outreach is a good indicator of health, it can’t stand alone.

In addition to reaching new people, a healthy church also pays attention to nurturing, discipling and challenging its current members into a deeper walk with Jesus. Doing one at the expense of the other creates imbalance and ill-health.

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