Church of the Nazarene Harrisonburg
Your Un-Churched Neighbor Part 1: Understanding
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
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  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 9:00 AM
Series Purpose:
To inform, inspire, equip and challenge us as the people of God to embrace our unique calling to be a counter-narrative people, to do His will and serve others, and to speak the truth in love, to those who are lost/far from God, as we tell of what He has done in our lives and for the whole world.
The focus for today is: UNDERSTANDING

Only 21% of non-Christian people have a positive perception of the local church

Half of non-Christian Americans don’t trust local pastors

Millennials think the local church is detached from the real issues people are facing.

The percentage of people who attend church 1 or two times per month decreased from 34% in 2019 to 28% in 2022

In the same time frame, the percentage of people that never or seldom attend church grew from 50% to 57%

There is an increasing % of people who are spiritually/biblically illiterate - especially in younger generations - but open to spiritual things

Non-Christians are pretty sure we’re not interested in them for who they are.

Non-Christians tend to think Christians are against more than they’re for.

Non-Christians don’t see much difference between the way Christians live when compared with non-Christians.
Dean Flemming
“Jesus’ love and restoring power intersect people at the point of their life circumstances.”
WORK TO UNDERSTAND
BEFORE WORKING TO BE UNDERSTOOD
As we continue in our series over the coming weeks, we will unpack other areas of focus for bridging the gap or being effective in sharing Jesus in our ever-changing world.

We will see that no matter how much our world has changed, evangelism, or reaching the lost, is a supernatural pursuit that must begin in prayer.

We will see that perhaps one of the greatest ways we can show people the love of Christ, is to serve them. We will be reminded that evangelism takes real work.

And finally, we will understand that the ultimate expression of love is sharing the honest and compelling truth of the Cross of Christ




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