Community ministry, or reaching outside of church walls is essential to reaching others with the gospel.
Some people are never going to set foot in a conventional church building.
That’s just the way it is.
So we have to find ways to reach them with the gospel when they won’t come seeking it.
Some of these ideas I am about to share are not my own. Others are. But at this point, it’s all been tossing around in my head for so long, it’s hard to tell which are original from which I have read or heard.
And it really doesn’t matter.
I wanted to wait until I really had my thoughts on community ministry ready and in order before I wrote this.
Much like I have wanted to wait until I knew exactly what I was doing before beginning community ministry.
But if I keep waiting to write, or waiting to serve, I am wasting time.
And I just don’t think we have any time to waste.
Jesus is coming soon.
So, while there’s a lot to be said for planning, sometimes we can over-think a thing.
Sometimes, it comes down to just jumping in…head first. Taking ideas and running with them..letting the Holy Spirit lead, direct and refine.
So here goes!