Invitational Priorities

Andy Stanley of Northside church in the US says “Church can go for years and baptize nobody but children and no one is concerned. A church can go for a decade without a single profession of faith and nobody calls a special meeting. But miss budget for three or four months running, suddenly everybody’s concerned. They are talking about change. But not because they’ve had an encounter with God. Oh no it was their encounter with an excel spreadsheet.” It seems to me that fear of provision is a stronger priority for action than the absolute priority of facing the fear of rejection. Don’t be one of those churches who only reacts in a financial crisis let’s get our priorities straight and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.