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The Insider/Outsider Balance of Church

Every church needs to recognize the two extremes of being outsider focused and insider focused. Outsider focused churches may have a passion for outreach, but they could fail to disciple those they have reached. However, insider focused churches may get so good at building each other up that they become comfortable and unwilling to reach out to others, let alone to welcome visitors.
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  • Church Culture Evaluations: Is your church more likely to think of ways to reach new people or to think of ways to build up those already in the church?
  • Evidence of Outreach: Do you know new people in your church who have been reached and welcomed effectively?
  • Evidence of Growth: Are there leaders who are multiplying disciples by training up new leaders and handing over roles to growing believers?
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