Invitational Success is Obedience

Currently in the life of the church we recognise and reward success not obedience. When I ask church leader’s around the world the question how do you know what’s happening with invitation? They tell me that they make the judgement by how many new faces they see on a Sunday morning. I might call these the invitations that resulted in a yes. The invitations that resulted in a no, but were also prompted by God are invisible. Congregational members who get a no are not rewarded in the same way as those who get a yes. This means we are rewarding success rather than obedience. Jesus said “Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and know that success is obedience.