Six Myths about Outreach in the Local Church

April 27, 2018
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Podcast Episode #427

There are many myths that are pervasive which keep church members from actively inviting guests to church or initiating gospel conversations with them. Today, we debunk them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Following up with guests is not the same thing as church outreach.
  • I’m afraid too many churches prematurely abandoned systematic outreach and didn’t replace it with anything.
  • Non-Christians are often more receptive to the gospel than we think they will be.
  • Don’t be afraid to use theological words in your preaching, just explain them when you do.

The six myths we cover are:

  1. Outreach is the same as visiting guests.
  2. If you invite them, they will not come.
  3. The majority of non-Christians are resistant to the gospel.
  4. The sermon cannot be too deep or it will turn off non-Christians
  5. Attractional outreach is the most effective.
  6. Most church members will reach out to their friends, neighbors, and acquaintances naturally.

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