Podcast Episode #231
Discuss a recent post on church outreach and how it has changed over the past few decades.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We still need personal contact with non-members for evangelistic reasons.
- The first place people come into contact with your church is likely no longer the worship service but the church website.
- As much as things change, one thing remains the same—the gospel still works.
- When it comes to evangelism, do something.
- Most of the time, multi-site and multi-venue are done to intentionally reach new people, not accommodate existing members.
- Growing churches have shifted from a “you come” posture to a “we go” one.
The seven shifts we are seeing in church outreach are:
- From in-home visitation to lunch or coffee shop visits.
- From newspaper ads to Facebook ads.
- From worship services to the church website as the front door.
- From complex gospel presentations to simple gospel presentations.
- From multi-service to multi-venue and multi-site.
- From attractional to going.
- From national and international giving to contextual giving.
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