Listen to the Message
"Send your children to Sunday School so they won't end up in reform school!"
There are 78 to 100 million unchurched Americans today.
"People don't go to church because they've been to church."
Fewer and fewer people consider church attendance a priority in their life.
53,000 people in church today will make a decision to never come again.
"It's not that our generation doesn't believe in God.
We just don't believe in church."
"We judge the world and talk to ourselves, when we should be judging ourselves and talking to the!"
#1. Services that help people connect with Christ.
But we must ask ourselves how effectively we are doing it.
God is not boring, and worshiping Him isn't boring, and being in His presence isn't boring.
Faith and Life Connect!
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. (Colossians 4:5)
#2. We must proclaim an uplifting message of hope.
There are even some people that think if a message isn't negative it's not biblical.
There is no amount of bad news that the power of the gospel cannot overcome.
We need to tell them that they can come out of their misery into everlasting joy.
There is no amount of misery, or pain, or sin that the good news of the gospel cannot overcome.
#3. We must make the effort to connect individually with people.
Our goal is to help people find healing for their broken lives through the healing power of Jesus Christ.
We must connect with people and help them make a life changing connection with Christ.