Mike Frost was recently in Texas and preached the following sermon. http://vimeo.com/51452260 In it he tells the story of a pastor he met in the Philippines who works in a ghetto / slum area, and took him for a tour of the ministry there.
In his talk, he asks the hard hitting question of the church he was preaching in. If you were to shut your doors today, would your community grieve you doing so? Would your community even notice you were gone?
The question I ask today is, “Does your local community know you exist?