Do the people in your church know what the relationship to your church is?
I believe that people cannot take a purposeful step towards greater partnership with church or towards greater separation from your church if they do not know where they stand. There was never a Point B that didn’t first have a Point A.
If you want to lead your people towards stepping into greater partnership with the church, there are 3 prerequisites. Last week I shared the first one (Step 1). Here’s the second:
2. The 2 Greatest Things
In Matthew 22 Jesus is sitting around with the Pharisees and they ask him this question in an attempt to trip Him up: “Which of all the commandments is the greatest?” Jesus responds “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Ask your church: @@Is your relationship to the Church causing you to love God & love others above all else?@@
If not, they might need to step into a new relationship.
This seems obvious, but if you’re reaching people no one else is reaching, you might have people in your Church, engaging in what Jesus started and have yet to start a personal relationship with Him. What are you intentionally doing to lead them start this new relationship?
Others are simply isolated. Get them in a group. Get them serving. Not because the Church needs them to but because this is required of them to engage fully in what Jesus started - the Church!
Do the people of your church have a relationship to your church which is causing them to love God and love others above all else? You might need to lead them to step into a new relationship.