DM101 – Module 5.23 Worksheet: Who are your 8.5?
Ralph Neighbour: “The typical church-goer relates to only five to eight people for at least one full hour per week per person, and half of those Christians cannot name a single unbeliever among their close friends. Many of them have not even made a new acquaintance in the past twelve months. They live in little personal bubbles, having no interest in people who live and work close to them.” Natural Church Development research indicates the average Christian has 8.5 weekly contacts with unbelievers.
Who are your 8.5? What are you going to do about it?
Ralph W. Neighbour, Where Do We Go From Here, 101. Emphasis in original. Christian Schwarz, Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches, 35.
*Reflection Question 1.1.5:
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