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Having worked with dozens of pastors, there is always one question we have to ask:
“Who do you want to reach first as a church?”
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Without fail, every single pastor says, “EV-ER-Y-O-NE” (pronounced with eyes wide open and some hand gestures).
Things get really interesting when I follow up with this question:
“So, when is your Spanish service?”
I’ve experienced many awkward silent moments as a response.
The observation that frequently follows is this:
“If you don’t have one you aren’t currently attracting the latino community in your neighborhood.”
Pastors - Anxiety - Idea - People - Way
Pastors tend to feel some anxiety when they sense the idea that they may be excluding people one way or another.
There is truth in the fact that the body operates with different parts (Romans 12:4–5). And we all know the eye can’t say to the foot that the foot is not needed.
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There is also truth in the fact that pastors are called. Not just to shepherd but to shepherd at a specific neighborhood at a specific time and for a specific period.
Putting these pieces together can and will eliminate the fear pastors may have of excluding people.
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