Every once in a while you get moments of clarity about why we do what we do at Connexus.
If you're like me, you get deeply moved by the baptisms we see (get ready, because there are over 20 happening in the next few months). For example, if you haven't seen Tim's story, you should. So powerful.
We started Connexus in 2007 to be a church that unchurched people love to attend.
And people like Kenny remind us on a regular basis that we are accomplishing our mission.
At least to some extent.
But did you know that there are over 200,000 unchurched people within a 30 minutes drive of our locations that we've not yet reached? That actually no church has reached?
I write a personal blog about leadership in ministry (it's a fun hobby). It connects with some of the folks who attend Connexus but also with ministry and business leaders from all over. Thankfully, it also from time to time connects with unchurched people.
Yesterday someone who found the blog via Facebook left this comment.
It was one of my favourite comments ever and crystalized again why what we do at Connexus is so important. Here's an excerpt (you can read the whole post and comment stream here.)
Connexus…thank you for creating the kind of church that actually has a great shot at reaching someone like our friend here.
But now a more penetrating question: who do you know that's like him or her?
My guess is this person is your
There are so many perfectly ‘happy' non Christians out there.
If you don't reach out to them, who will?
Will you become friends with someone who fits this description?
Will you pray boldly for them?
Will you invite them to come with you one weekend this summer or fall?
I can't imagine what the impact would be if we all found just one person each who feels the same way about life and church. I can't imagine what would happen if they started coming, one by one:
Through the doors on Sunday
Into Starting Point
Into homes for community group
Into one of our tanks to be baptized when they surrender their hearts and lives to the God who made them.
So this summer…be a friend to someone just like this.
And thank you for creating the kind of church unchurched people can truly come to.