When church attendance is our first (or only) step in evangelism, we end up putting on a show for them. But people don’t want a show. And it’s not what the church is supposed to be.
I’m hugely in favor of making the on-ramp easy for first-time church attenders. But never at the expense of doing what we’re supposed to do when we gather as the church – worshiping, discipling, having fellowship and preparing people for ministry.
(This post is an extension of my previous post, Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?)