The church I’ve jumped in with has some fun ‘early days’ stories.
My favourite may be this one: Around three years ago as they were seeking to launch the church they littered Croydon with 10,000 flyers for a “Come and See” Event at a local function room.
Not a single person showed who wasn’t on the team.
Tom couldn’t face his own parents as he returned home to relieve them of their babysitting duties. Too embarrassing, having quit his job and moved his family to embark on this ‘adventure’.
At times the Kingdom of God is like a party that no one shows for.
But they had a trickle of people the next few nights…
It grew from there, and now, 3 short years later, must be one of the fastest growing churches in South London.
At times the Kingdom of God is like a party you can only get into by breaking through the roof.
Keep issuing the invites.