“This is a crucial problem, because there’s one reason above all others that opens people up to the gospel. People become willing to consider Jesus when they like and trust the Christians they know.
People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church with us.
We have to be the church before they’ll go to church.”
Karl Vaters checks in with a list that might (should?) influence our resolutions list in his blog, “11 Ways to Be the Church for Those Who Don’t Go to Church.”