In my previous post, Are Churches Fixing Problems No One Cares About? I wrote about why people don’t want to go to church today.
They’re not angry, they’re apathetic.
But where is this apathy coming from?
The biggest roadblock to evangelism today may be as simple and as sad as this: we don’t know our neighbors like we used to.
This is a crucial problem, because there’s one reason above all others that opens people up to the gospel. People become willing to consider Jesus when they like and trust the Christians they know.
People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church with us.
We have to be the church before they’ll come to church.
But what does that look like today?