Five Key Reasons Many Churches Struggle to Reach Their Communities

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Podcast Episode #577

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The local church is responsible for engaging the community. Many churches today are declining because they are too inward focused. In today’s episode Thom and Sam discuss the basics of engaging the community and neighborhoods around the church.

A few episode highlights –

  • The call to pastor a church is the call to pastor a community.
  • Established churches can become busy with programs and get distracted from serving the community.
  • If you are going to reach the community there needs to be an intentional plan.
  • God honors churches that put prayer as a priority.
  • The pastor needs to take the lead on inviting people.

The five key reasons are:

  1. Busyness with activities
  2. Lack of intentionality and priority
  3. Scarcity of tools
  4. No prayer about or for the community
  5. Leaders and members who fail to become an active part of the community

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