The problem with invitation
What we need to day, is not just problem solvers but problem finders. The problem finders, become conscious of problems, they isolate the problem and cast about for a solution. They are careful to look for causes rather than treating symptoms. God speaks to us through our problems, rather more clearly than through our successes. It is problem avoidance which is causing our lives so many more on the surface difficulties. Instant solutions which avoid pain lead to lives of desperation, disappointment and discouragement. Our lack of curiosity at why 80% of congregational members don’t invite, is an example of our need for problem finders. Find the cause in your congregation and you will find God’s voice.