by Peyton Jones: Paul always started with outreach. You can’t just start with Christians, and expect the lost to magically turn up. To turn magical thinking into a reality, somewhere between stage 2 and 3 is a secret locomotive platform that you’ve got to locate if you’re going to get where you want. Somewhere you will need to start reaching out to the lost together as a team. You’ve got to begin community outreach before your public launch because at the end of the day, you’re not looking to simply start a new church for Christians to go to. There should be other things that you’re doing in order to get out into the community as a group. We’ll talk more about that later, but for now, simply understand that outreach along the way is an essential part of developing the bond within your team. It’s part of your bonding experience!!!
YOUR PUBLIC LAUNCH:
There is nothing as exhilarating as the backside of your public launch. Most of us wanna climb back up thousands of feet and jump all over again before we’ve even repacked our parachute… A few words about planning your public launch.
Planning is essential.
This date needs to be set in stone before you even put the others on the calendar. The reason why is that you’re going to be tempted to keep moving it back because you’re a chicken.
You know it, and I know it.
So draw a line in the sand from the start. Like it or not, you’re jumping out of that plane Mr. T, even if we have to drug you or knock you out. You need to start from this date and work backward; determining how long your team needs to bond before you start inviting the lost to your church. Whether you plan to launch out of a coffee shop, community center, night club, or still meet in your house, it’s party time in heaven, coz souls are about to get saved from this date forward.
Buy Peyton’s newest book “Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art” over on Amazon.com. You can also download a free chapter and watch a cool trailer for the book HERE or click the image below.