Recently, Brad Abare asked you to pick one. Richard Reising had the same thing to say in different words in a post on Beyond Relevance. The article is a great read, and it exhaustively explores the ideas Brad discussed succinctly. Here’s a hair of what he has to say, but take a few minutes to read his entire post. It will be well worth your time.
Every church has strengths at reaching a “type” of people in its community. While that might strike you as unjust, its truth defines both our strengths and the areas we need to grow in. Whether you are a church that is known for young families, old money, the upper-class, the working-class or the struggling-class–whether you are known for deep followers, surface seekers, empty nesters or down-and-outers—there are tendencies to whom you draw.