Compounded Rejection

The fear of failure at invitation would perhaps not be so great were it not for an awareness of how often failure tends to be harshly viewed and interpreted by others. Fear of the material consequences of failure is compounded by fear of the unsympathetic attitude of the church towards failure. The church does not go as far as the world to say that the person is a loser but it comes quite close by offering little sympathy and support. Deal with the fear of rejection in your congregation by understanding its impact and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.