Reaching The Lost For Jesus
Are you a part of an affinity group? An affinity group is a group formed around a common interest or shared goal. Membership in an affinity group can be formal or informal. You are probably a member of such a group whether you know it or not. Our church is an affinity group; we share the common goal of following our Lord and Savior. Each Sunday School Class is an affinity group as are each subgroup of our church, like the Glory Group, Choir, Youth or AWANA Clubs. We are to encourage and reach out to each person in our affinity groups.
Now, many affinity groups are not church related. These have a wide range and include such things as work groups, parenting groups, school groups, military groups, sports groups, hobby groups and many others. Have you ever considered the fact that God wants you to have an impact on the people who are in your affinity groups? Many of the people we see on a regular basis have been put in our path for us to impact for Jesus. The people who share your likes and dislikes, who share your interests and vocabulary are people your can reach for Jesus. At the very least, these are people you can invite to Sunday School and worship services. As we should be reaching out and encouraging everyone in our church affinity groups, we should also be reaching everyone in our secular affinity groups for Jesus.
Reaching the lost for Jesus,