Too many to win – Invitation
In developing a culture of Invitation we need to learn when you have too many congregational members, for creating a culture invitation is a battle. God said to Gideon Get the 32,000 troops together give them this speech, We are off to fight the Midianites, now if any of you are afraid, you can go home, we will take what’s left. Some went home. And incredibly only 12,000 were left. It is possible that you have too much fear in the congregation to win. Invitation in a congregation fails because there is too much fear. Learn to work with the people who deserve it, not the ones who need it. In the end Gideon won the battle with less than 1% of his congregation. Once the initial battle was won the others wanted a piece of the action.