For years, I wondered why some people seemed more excited about parachurch ministries than church ministries. Perhaps it is because our vision for the church has been too small.
Almost daily, I hear great church members excited about their “outside the church” ministry. Instead of whining about why they don’t give, serve, or care about the ministry of the local church, I’ve made two commitments:
- I’m going to cast such a compelling vision for the power of the local church that the vision would draw their hearts back to the local church.
- I’m going to celebrate and embrace whatever they are doing to make a difference.
Not surprisingly, God is turning many hearts back to loving his church!