Our church has an outreach committee. It is really an 'in-drag' committee, because I don't see much outreach happening: that is, going OUT to REACH people.
The committee at last count has 3 members.
I've been at this church for 7 or 8 years. Let's say 7.
If every committee member spent one hour in conversation each working day with one person outside the church (like chatting in coffee shops, or dare I say it, pubs), in that 7 year period they would have 'reached out' in 5250 conversations.
That's a big number more than their efforts have achieved!
But what if every paid Christian in Sydney did that, and had been for the past 10 years?
1000 paid Christians, 10 years, 250 conversations a year: 2,500,000 conversations for the price of a cup of coffee.
Darn lot of conversations!