If you aren’t stopping by Tony’s blog daily, do it now. He’s currently blogging Granger’s Innovative Church Conference – a conference in Indiana I wish I could be at right now. He’s blogged the 1st 4 sessions already with some great learnings from their staff, and it’s some stuff you don’t want to miss. Here’s a clip from the 1st session:

The people you’re trying to reach, your focus audience…

  • are a people with a past. The past will try to condemn them and hold them back. They have shame. They have embarrassment. Many people are hurt and wounded. They believe they have no worth. You have to find a way to communicate that they have value.
  • needs a translator to take God’s truth to a world that doesn’t get it. That’s our call. It’s not easy. But it’s a great mission.