These are eye-opening statistics from noted church researcher Thom Rainer:
- 82% of unchurched people are likely to attend church if someone invites them.
- 7-out-of-10 unchurched people have never been invited in their entire lifetime!
- That’s because only 2% of church members invite someone to come.
Friends, this ought not be!
I’m looking myself squarely in the mirror when I ask this:
Why am I not inviting more people?!
Check out what J.C. Ryle wrote:
“We ought to feel compassion when we think of the wretched state of unconverted souls, and the misery of all men and women who live and die without Christ. No poverty like this poverty! No disease like this disease! No slavery like this slavery! No death like this…. I lay it down boldly, as a great principle, that the Christianity which does not make a person feel for the state of unconverted people is not the Christianity which came down from heaven hundreds of years ago, and is [displayed] in the New Testament. It is a mere empty name.”
I don’t want to be a Christian in name only. I want my life to embody the love and life of Christ. He loved all of humanity so much that He came to die as payment for our sins. He paid the price so we could live.
Why am I not telling more people about this incredible, life-changing news?!
I want to make a HUGE dent in these statistics!
Tell me what you think about this...