We Are Always Fishing

When Jesus called a few fishermen along the shore of the Sea of Galilee to follow him, he gave them this promise: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19). We believe that Jesus is still calling his modern-day disciples to do the same thing. In fact, if you listen to Jesus’ words carefully, you are not really following Jesus if you are not fishing for men. That is what a true follower of Jesus does. Some Christians and churches have given up on this simple command from Jesus, choosing instead to take the easier and “quicker results” method of attractional ministry. Many Christians want to pass on their responsibility to share the gospel and lead people to Christ – choosing rather to invite their lost friends, neighbors and family members to church; expecting the pastor to do the work of evangelism for them. Some say that evangelism doesn’t really “work”. We believe that every Christian has a responsibility to share their faith, not because it works, but because it is what Jesus said to do. The issue is obedience. We challenge our members to regularly share their faith, not so we can increase our church attendance, but because it is what Jesus told us to do.