People deciding to talk

Today’s post was inspired by this post on Seth Godin’s blog. In fact, it is intentionally structured after that post.

Today, most churches that are steadily and successfully spreading the good news and making new disciples for Jesus are doing it through people who have decided to talk.

Not through rock bands, stage lights and seeker-sensitive services. Not through open communion policies and congregational development workshops. Not through Alpha courses or invitation Sundays. Not through nostalgia for years gone by, or eagerness to embrace the latest new thing.

Don’t misunderstand me. Each of these can be, and often is, a useful tool, but they are no substitute for this simple idea that is at the heart of all real growth and gospel outreach.

People who are enjoying following Jesus decide to tell other people about it.

Why don’t we try starting with that?

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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

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