Invitation – Not my job!
The obvious conclusion from touring some of the larger growing churches around the world is that their congregations can often “hire away their responsibility.” It’s the Pastors job. This of course is not exclusively a large church problem. We can get into the mode of having other people lead our Christian lives for us. We can be cash-rich, but time poor, because of our jobs and the pressure of our mortgages. We can be big givers but not let the teaching affect our lives. We might as well re-name Christianity in these circumstances “Christianity Lite”. Invitation leads to testing our faith which leads to perseverance and eventually maturity. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and His church and begin to mature.