In every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached;
and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. Philippians 1.18
Five categories of people in relation to the church...
- The Un-churched.
These are people who have made a decision to leave the church.
- The Non-churched.
Church is a non-issue in their lives.
- The De- Churched.
Those who have left the church because of someone else.
- The Churched.
These are the followers of Jesus who are in the church.
- The Re-churched.
Those who have come back, are coming back, or need to come back.
Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.
Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country
and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 10.4