When we go in for an eye examine, we know we will be asked to look at the Snellen Chart and tell the ophthalmologist what we see. Most of us know the chart has a big E on top followed by F and P, and then T O Z on the third line. We could memorize the letters on lines 9, 10, and 11, but we run the risk of an experienced doctor asking us to start on the right and read the letters in reverse order, and of missing the point of why we went to the doctor in the first place. We are there to have our eyes checked!
Research conducted by Lifeway points to a need for an eye exam when it comes to us seeing those who are far from God. Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus and are praying for opportunities to share their faith, but most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months.*
If we want our church and Bible study groups to focus on reaching people far from God, then we must create a culture that encourages and celebrates reaching people. Farsighted is a 64-page book that examines ways of creating a culture of outreach, giving some practical ideas for building and reinforcing such a climate.
Additional features you’ll find in Farsighted:
● Checklist—Six Steps for Building a Training Plan
● Ideas for helping a person turn to God
● Tips and techniques for understanding your community
Don’t miss this book or the impact your church can have on your community! For more info and to order your copy, click here.
*Content taken from Farsighted: Fostering a Culture of Outreach in Our Churches and Bible Study Groups by Dwayne McCrary. Used by permission.