One of my mates wrote this, sounds simply doesn’t?
Growth of a church = people getting saved + people from other churches – people leaving
People will come from other churches, stay for awhile and move on. Also, a lot of people get saved but leave after a bit.
So cancelling them out means that the equation can be simplified down to:
Growth of a church = people getting saved (and staying saved)
So with reaching a community:
- People are in their homes or at the shops.
- Mail-outs will attract some people
- But ultimately it boils down to somebody talking to them and explaining the gospel.
- Once all the people have had the gospel explained to them (regardless of their decision), the community has been reached.
It’s not rocket science.