C ongregations often spend a great deal of time and attention looking at how they can increase attendance and get new members. This is certainly a good thing to address. Reaching out to those in and around our communities who have not heard the Gospel is a vital part of who and what the Church is.
However, an often ignored (purposefully or unintentionally) segment of our population in desperate need of outreach is the group often referred to as inactives, delinquents or wanderers. They need to hear the Word of God and be brought to the fellowship of the Body of Christ.
The entire article on this subject (and other news as well) can be found in the November issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ.