Our non-negotiable: to draw people to Jesus
When they had finished, James stood and said, “Brothers, listen to me.” Acts 15:13 NLT
And so my judgment is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Acts 15:19 NLT
We are a church that unchurched people love to attend.
You are our church.
Following Jesus makes your life better and makes you better at life.
Mandate: Assume guests are in the room
1. What do they see?
Do our facilities look like we are expecting guests and their children?
Do guests see themselves?
2. What do they hear?
Do we have a good reputation in the community?
Is the communication engaging?
Is the content helpful?
3. What do they experience?
Was it genuine?
Did we show respect for the values and views of our guests?
It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. 1 Corinthians 5:12 NLT
We should be attractive not coercive.
God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. Romans 2:4 HCSB
Did we respond quickly, directly, and personally?
Will we all be a church that unchurched people love to attend?