Reaching the Nominally Churched

May 3, 2019
Episode #533
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After discussing who the nominally churched are in the last episode, today we focus on how to reach them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • It’s hard to know how often people truly connect with a church if they aren’t in a group.
  • There’s a real need to reach the nominally churched because many of them need to be evangelized.
  • Group involvement creates personal relationships in the church. Ministry involvement creates personal responsibility in the church.
  • Hurt looks backward. Hope looks forward.

The eight points that we discuss are:

  1. Who are they?
  2. They need to know they are missed
  3. Many need to be evangelized
  4. Movement to groups often the most effective strategy
  5. Movement to ministry the second most effective strategy
  6. Acknowledge hurt but focus on future
  7. Churches are missing reaching this group often more than the inactive and the unchurched
  8. Part of the attendance frequency problem and opportunity

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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