1. Outreach to children and women is of course still good and important. I'd like to add a pointer to James 1:27 where caring for the fatherless and widows is held up as a Very Big Deal, and evangelistic outreach is surely an important component thereof.
2. Gregory Baus brought up the issue of "Conversianity." I couldn't agree more strongly that seeking to obey the Great Commission with a merely decisionalistic focus is not obeying the Great Commission. The Church should be in the business of making disciples, not just converts. That means once someone is converted, the Church is responsible for providing appropriate discipleship for the rest of his life. One of my strongest objections to seeker sensitivism as it often plays out is that those who already believe are never challenged to grow out of spiritual infancy. There are a whole lot of clueless believers out there who have gotten their foot in the door of the faith and have then been abandoned to their own devices. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 4/22/2003 04:05:00 PM
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