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10 ways to connect with the unchurched

October 4, 2008

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Dictionary.com defines an unchurched person as one who is not a member of a church.

We have been called to reach all people with the message of Christ. It is easy to reach Christians and to “steal” sheep from other congregations but it is more difficult to reach those who don’t have any ties to a particular church.

Listed below are some practical ways to reach the unchurched without having to throw up a tent, send out flyers or spend money to reach people for Christ. According to George Barna %71 of people who attend church were invited by a family member of friend. They didn’t attend an evangelistic meeting. Hmm….
These ten are have been derived from Bill Easum and Tom Bandy.

1. Work with the local police department.

2. Have a block party.

3. Rake the leaves or shovel snow for a neighbor.

4. Be a mentor.

5. Party, party, party at church!

6. Have activities for Kids.

7. Go where the people are.

8. Health fairs.

9. Hold a neighborhood focus group.

10. Take public transportation.

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