You bring them, we’ll save them

Is there more to evangelism than getting people through the door?

Throughout my time as a pastor I regularly encouraged my congregations to invite their family and friends to church. Most didn’t… or wouldn’t…or couldn’t. Those who did, more often than not, used to wait for a special occasion. They would warn me prior to the event and apply some not-so-subtle pressure, making sure I prepared an “evangelistic” sermon and “seeker friendly” service.  (more…)

Running alongside your community

In 2009 PRAC interviewed Stan Fetting, then Senior Pastor of South Pine Community Church in Queensland and running coach; now Crossover’s Operations Manager, and running coach/Gym owner. While pastoring this church for the previous eight years, Stan has developed an interesting missional sideline based around his passion for running. And we’re not talking about the occasional jog here… (more…)