Don’t Read This… It’s Not For You

Ever wonder why someone comes to your church?

Not people in general, a specific person. Someone who is never satisfied with the music/teaching/time/decor/whatever of the church. Someone who just doesn’t get it. Sure, they get Jesus… they just don’t get your church.

Seth Godin recently wrote:

Unanimity is impossible unless you are willing to be invisible. We can be unanimous in our lack of feedback for the invisible one.

For everyone else, though, the ability to say, “It’s not for you,” is the foundation for creating something brave and important. You can’t do your best work if you’re always trying to touch the untouchable, or entertain those that refuse to be entertained.

So, here is our question:

Is it ok to encourage someone who just doesn’t get your particular church to find a church that they do get?

Click the link below, check out the discussion, and let us know what YOU think:


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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.