In this impersonal, “face-to-screen” age, Christians have a unique opportunity to speak meaning and purpose into people’s lives through personal face-to-face caring communication. Jesus is the greatest example of this; He lived the same way that He died – with His arms wide open caring for people.
Winning People’s Heart
We, as members of Christ’s Church, must seek to understand people, rather than to be understood by people. Authenticity and relevance are expressed in our genuine care and in a non-judgmental approach. We see this in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. The The church is a place of compassion, empathy, and transformation. Click To Tweetapostle Paul writes, “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” We are the hands and feet of Christ ministering patiently to reach through the many layers of the human soul into a person’s heart. The church is a place of compassion, empathy, and transformation.
In the Church
New people who walk through the church doors take multiple impressions and make decisions. The genuine and transparent interest and love portrayed by church members to these first-timers speaks volumes to their hearts. Learning their story and helping them connect to “Christ’s life” is the privilege of our mission. Their perception and concepts are dissolved as authentic love and truth are shown; they sense that they are welcome and accepted. When this happens, people find their place and are no longer isolated, but feel accepted as part of the church family.
You Can Make the Difference
Our relevant and personal communication speaks to their hearts and answers questions maybe they didn’t even know they had. This divine initiation causes new thoughts and interests to emerge. As growth begins, they progressively discover their eternal purpose and value. We must resist the tendency to be like “the world,” to woo those that are lost through our doors with entertainment or a good show. People are looking for more – they are looking for real life, love, and answers. The impact of a meaningful encounter with God is revolutionary. Let’s invite, love, and mentor those who are willing.