Ouch or Amen?

After a particularly hard-hitting statement, I once heard a preacher tell his congregation that they either needed to say “Ouch” or “Amen”.  This was one of those moments for me.

I was reading a short little ebook from Jeremy Wallace called The Outward Focused Church: 20 Questions to Help Determine if Your Church Has an Outward Focus.  I reached question 2.  Here it is. . .

“Do You Have More Committees than Annual Conversions?”

Yes.   Ouch.

Jeremy goes on to say

Let’s be clear. When I say ‘conversions,’ I’m not talking about new members who have joined by way of transferring from another church. I am talking about new converts – people being saved. The reality is, there are churches that would rather talk about ministry than actually do it.  (7)

Amen.

We have a long way to go.


To find out more about Jeremy or to get your own copy of his ebook, check out his website by clicking here

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