Posted: 4/18/17 at 11:25am. Post by Tony Brooks.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. (Matthew 9: 37 NIV)
We are to be about The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) as followers of Christ. It is not just about believing in Christ, but following Christ that matters. How are you sharing the Good News to people outside the church? Here are some thoughts:
- Invite people to Bible study. How many people have you invited to Sunday School or a small group in the last year? What about the last two years? Your answer says a lot about your class/small group or you? Is this group meeting your needs? If so, why aren’t you inviting others? If not, is it time to talk to the teacher or try a new class/group?
- Serve outside the church walls in your community. I have shared more than once that we need to have every class/group with an ongoing service project. Everyone has a chance to get involved and help others. Start with asking members what they are passionate about. Ask, “What are the needs in our community?” (E-mail me about options at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t have any.)
- Think national/global and not just local. What would it mean for members of your group to see how others less fortunate live, if they were able to help bring hope? What excitement would develop? What new possibilities would be seen? Here is one option to look at the possibilities: https://bgav.org/events/mission-matters-lynchburg/