Anthony (“Tony”) Caputo, pastor of GCI’s congregation in Lakehurst, NJ, is “practicing what he preaches” about outreach, utilizing a rather innovative approach to connecting with unchurched people in the community where the church meets. Here is what Tony wrote:
As I work as an Uber driver, I try to be friendly and start some conversation. Depending on the passenger and the tone of the conversation, I often mention that I pastor a small church. If the person asks questions or otherwise expresses interest, I invite them to visit our church.
So far, a daughter and her mother have begun attending as a result of one of these invitations. Just recently I picked up someone else who expressed interest in attending. I would appreciate prayers that Jesus will lead me to more such “divine appointments.”