The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Reaching the unchurched

Last fall I knocked on more than 2,000 doors in an effort to form a congregation. I met lots of unchurched people and listened to their stories.

The bad news is that most aren't looking to the church to meet their needs. We may have what they need, but they don't know it. The good news is that if you work hard befriending and especially inviting them, eventually some will come. If they do, here's what will bring them back.

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