Spread out your outreach attempts

I have always liked fishing. Since I was a little kid I have enjoyed getting out on the water and going after fish – all kinds of fish. I have never been all the exclusive in my quest, I just love bringing in as many fish as possible. As a kid I was so enamored with fishing I used various illegal approaches. I had fish traps made out of mesh. I sometimes used explosives to bring them in. I even tried using electricity in the water to shock fish into my bag. I wasn’t embarrassed about my penchant for catching. It is perhaps incorrect to say that I love “fishing”. It’s not the culture of it that I was taken by. It’s the notion of bringing in of fish that got me excited, regardless of how it happened. You could say most accurately, I loved catching!

I have seen that Servant Evangelism is particularly effective in that it uses various forms of God’s kindness to bring in a variety of types of fish. Different kinds of baits attract different kinds of fish.

If we hope to attract lots of fish — and that is the name of the game if we are professional fisher people — we must try for a number of kinds of fish. To have just one pole in the water isn’t going to cut it. Since we are trying to attract a lot of different kinds of fish, let’s put lots of poles in the water. We are bound to catch something. Maybe God will bless and we will come back with a record catch as the Disciples did on occasion. Let’s do a carwash while we also give away bottles of water and clean windshields with a different team.

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