Author: Jeffrey Meinz

Real Outreach: A Little Church

“Jeffrey, you have a phone call on line one,” our secretary stated. Martha, a well-meaning mother, had called the church looking for the “person in charge of youth ministry.” “How can I help you today, Martha?” “I have a daughter named Emma. She is a sophomore in high school. She’s been hanging around with the wrong kind of people lately.” I considered interrupting Martha and asking her, “Do you mean the same kind of ‘wrong people’ that Jesus hung out with after He asked a chief tax collector to be His disciple?” I carefully packed that wise-crack away for a later time. Then...

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