Hot, Hot, Hot (Part 6)

How do you keep your people’s passion for those who are far from God white hot? How can you tell how hot it is? We’re taking some posts to think through those issues. So how you feeling? (Hot, hot, hot).

Yet another way to monitor, and crank up, the heat in your church is through the conversations you have. What would you say is the best way to evaluate what’s truly important to a person? Maybe it’s by how we spend our money. Or how we spend our time. Or what we think about, like where our mind just naturally drifts. All of those are probably significant indicators, but another has to be your conversations, right? Like if I told you that I was absolutely passionate about hockey, and you asked me when the last time I talked to someone about hockey was, and I said, “Wow, I have no idea. It’s been like forever.” “Wait,” you ask, “I mean, how often would you say you talk about hockey.” I think for a second and then answer, “Well, basically never.” Do you still believe I’m passionate about it?

And so when is the last time you had a conversation about how God’s heart must be frantic for all His lost children? When’s the last time your church staff sat around (without it being on an agenda) talking about how you could do a better job of reaching people? When’s the last time you and your family talked about how you could reach your neighbors?

Not having those conversations? Then the heat is low. Want to increase the heat? Start having those conversations.

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