I really believe most Christians want to share their faith with the lost. But most Christians are not sure how to do this. We have promoted having a Bible study with people, but to some this seems to direct. As a collective whole, the church seems ill prepared to reach the lost in this world. It is not a lack of desire but a lack of skill. It seems to me that much of the outreach that we do would be good if we were reaching other church of Christ people. It seems that much of our promotion to people is really directed towards church members. This is not done on purpose so much as done because we do not have the skill set to connect with the lost. Really, we should not have trouble with believing that we struggle in this area. Often in the attempt to be evangelistic, we ask the elders, deacons, ministers, long time church members to come up with ideas for reaching the lost. Of course these brainstorming sessions will produce methods for reaching members because members developed them. It is hard to think like the lost when you are not lost. This was one of the genius ideas that Rick Warren had. People might disagree with this approach, but Warren asked the lost what they wanted in a church. This was a radical idea at the time. Tom Rainer also did a study on the lost. This opened the eyes of a bunch of Christian people. What Christians thought the lost wanted with different than what the lost wanted. Probably, all churches need to sit down and have a frank conversation about the inability to reach the lost. This is what we are going to be doing at Castle Rock. We are establishing a missional team that will help address some of these issues. Churches want to be evangelistic, we just sometimes do not know how.
- Review of “The Lost City of Z”
- How Do You Look to the Lost
- The Ending of LOST
- Ignoring The Lost
- Bad Lost for WVU, But Great Time for the Morine’s