Quotation of the Week

“It is, I gently suggest, a serious error to make “outreach” a primary goal of the local congregation, and especially so when those who are already “with us” have not become clear-headed and devoted apprentices of Jesus, and are not, for the most part, solidly progressing along the path. Outreach is one essential task of Christ’s people, and among them there will always be those especially gifted for evangelism. But the most successful work of outreach would be the work of inreach that turns people, wherever they are, into lights in the darkened world.”

From Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard

(thanks to dashhouse.com via Jordan Cooper for this quotation)


  1. And it is the harder work, I dare say…perhaps that is why we so often prefer making “outreach” the priority…
    Thanks, Ann.

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