Imagine this scene: An old woman sits in a chair by the window in a Senior Living home. She has a warm blanket on her lap, but the cold lingers in her bones. Sparrows dart across the windowpane, and she sees children playing in the park just across the street. A quiet sigh escapes her lips. Oh, Lord, she thinks, I wish a visitor would come. Just one…
The modern church, in many ways, has become like this elderly woman. We meet on Sundays and we pray, Oh, Lord! Bring people into these halls! Meanwhile, the world around us continues on. As time goes by, we offer this prayer again and again, hoping that those who need us will come to us. Unfortunately, the reality is that this isn’t how the world works.
Go Into the World
A large percentage of people who come to Christ, do so more in a church setting than in any other, yet seven out of ten unchurched people never receive an invitation in their entire lives. As the body of Christ, we can not be content to let so many people pass us by. Jesus himself directed his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV). In this passage, the word “go” can also be translated as “travel, depart, journey,” or “walk.” Every single one of these translations promotes action. If we as people, as Christians, as ministers and servants are to follow this command, then it is not good enough to attend church on Sundays or isolate ourselves amongst other believers; we must also seek out those who need us and meet them wherever they are.
Answer the Call
If you are ready to reach out to the world and become a light to guide people home, then you have come to the right place. Colorado Theological Seminary has the right tools and services to help you on your path to ministry. Contact us today to learn more.