Good News from Mighty Rivers
Outreach involves reaching out, and today outreach is more inclusive
The church today extends a welcome to those who are single, married,
divorced; those who are rich or dirt poor; skinny as a rail or could
afford to lose a few pounds; and those with pink hair, purple hair,
Mohawk hair, or no hair.
The church welcomes those who can sing like Carrie Underwood, Sandi
Patti, and Larnelle Harris, and those who canít carry a tune in a
bucket. The doors of the church open and the welcome mat is rolled
out for those who just woke up, just showed up, or just got out of
It doesnít matter if they are more religious than the Pope or
havenít been to church since 9/12/01. The call goes out to those
over 65 in their second childhood and to kids who are in their first
one, and to teenagers who have grown up too fast.
The church reaches out to soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving
artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk-food
Welcome are those with problems, or who have problems with organized
religion. If they blew all their money at the boat; work too hard;
are a computer geek or donít even have one, they are welcome.
Outreach is to those who are inked, pierced or both; who are hip,
cool, or so square they were born in a box. The church welcomes
tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts and those turned off by
church, because Jesus can turn them on again.
It is He who says, ďYou catch them; Iíll clean them.Ē
So the outreach continues, generation after generation.