A couple of weeks ago I wrote about “The Silver Bullet,” that one trick that would make your church successful. It probably goes without saying, but I like to state the obvious: what I said about churches in general applies as well to outreach. There’s no magic formula for reaching millennials. There’s no secret approach that will engage your Hispanic community. There’s no special Bible study guaranteed to convert your unbelieving spouse.
Outreach is about people. It’s about forming relationships. It’s about loving them. It’s about showing them Jesus, both with your life and your words.
It’s also about accepting that some people won’t ever give themselves to God. We’re to about the business of telling people what Jesus did on the cross, about God’s grace. One by one. Family by family.
You aren’t out to teach the whole world. You’re not out to change your whole community. You’re to be about teaching and loving people, one by one.