What does it mean to be a church that not only ministers to the lost so that they have a place to go, but also to the found so that they have the tools to go out?

Are those concepts mutually inclusive? Exclusive? Not even on the same map? There are times when a church really needs to step back and evaluate what it does and how it accomplishes its mission. I am convinced that the number one reason a church fails to gain traction is that it does not actually follow its vision (providing the vision is God-given). Usually, that vision is something pretty simple. At my church, it is to follow Jesus fully and help others to do that same. General, but packed full at the same time. We need our congregation to follow Jesus…but we also need those who are lost to know what it means as well. What does this model of ministry demand from us?

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