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Thursday, January 15, 2009

What are we inviting people to?

I just read a very challenging blog post by Ed Stetzer which opens with a gripping line "I continue to see movements gaining traction among Christians that do not seem to have many converts". Ouch! That line got me hooked to his challenging article. I am now asking myself if we have replaced the gospel with a way of doing church? And, are secondary issues (like spiritual gifts) taking place over primary issues (like sharing our faith)?

This subject is at the core of church planting and it is something I have been thinking about a lot in the past month. I recently blogged about church planting evangelism as I have found a fresh zeal for sharing my faith with people. Since Dec 19th I have shared my faith with 11 people and I have come to discover that there is nothing more exciting and worth celebrating than telling people about the amazing GRACE of Jesus and inviting them to follow him.

Please read Stetzers post if you want to be challenged. 

2 comments:

Bronson Taylor said...

I'm an evangelist thinking through the same issues right now. I wrote a post this week titled, "Did Jesus die so that we would just invite people to an event?"

Check it out at: http://www.gulfchurch.com/blog

Shane said...

Heh. Here's my thoughts on what you said: http://www.plantingonfaith.com/2009/01/15/the-beginnings-of-a-church-plant-who-needs-saving/

Thanks for spurring me to think!