Reaching “Every”

“The number one sin of the church in America, is that its pastors and leaders are not on their rp_suffering.jpgknees crying out to God, ‘Bring us the drug-addicted, bring us the prostitutes, bring us the destitute, bring us the gang leaders, bring us those with AIDS, bring us the people nobody else wants, whom only you can heal, and let us love them in your name until they are whole.’”

– Jim Cymbala, Spring 2009 Leadership Journal

Reaching “Every” brings change:

1.In your prayer life – It puts names and faces to the unsaved/unchurched that you pray for…

2. In the execution of the vision of your church (but not the message…) – it removes your preferences and places God in the center of your ministry (see Philippians 2)

3.In the faces you see on Sunday morning –  It transitions your church from a country club to an ER trauma ward.

4. In your budget. – It causes you to place a financial priority on funding ministries that reach the broken and hurting, the left out, and ignored.

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at SimplyYouthMinistry.com and on the Kindle Store.

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