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Reaching Lost People

As a staff, we’ve been really taking about how to do a better job of reaching lost people in Cartersville.  Our church is open to everyone, including Christians who want to be a part of a big vision.  But what really fires me up is hearing stories about life change.  I want Oak Leaf Church to excel in reaching people who are far from God and leading them to where God wants them to be.  We’re looking hard at some events and philosophies, including:

  • We’re launching a venue on Sunday nights – a service that will take place in a bar.   It will be similar to the morning service, but we’ll add a question and answer time.  We’re going to go after men and young adults.
  • We’re ramping up for Easter Weekend, including the Cartersville Egg Drop and an out-of-the-box Easter service.
  • We are really encouraging our entire church to invest in a relationship with one person who might be far from God.  Sacrifice a relationship with a Christian if you have to.
  • I’m making a personal effort to be around more lost people.  I’ve gone to play cards at a bar three weeks in a row now.  It’s not a publicity stunt.
  • We’re doing a series on the family in March – this series is designed to be a big help to people and should give people an easy invite.
  • We’re ramping up some community service and outreach projects.  We’ve got some crazy ideas on a dry erase board and I’m praying though them.

What about you?  How does your church reach the unchurched or those far from God?


Missions Team Wanted

Attention youth pastors and church leaders:

I would love for some of you to pray about coming to Atlanta for a
missions trip next summer.  Bring your students, college group or some
adults up to Cartersville and help us make an impact on this
community.  We’ll put students up in homes, put adults up in hotels,
provide supplies, take care of the details.  Missions opportunities
include servant evangelism, inviting people to a church, working with
children, feeding the hungry, and more.   We’re a brand new church, and
we could use your help sharing God’s love with this community.  And
there’s lost of fun things to do in Atlanta as well.

If you’re interested, hollar at me and we can get the ball rolling.

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