“A great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came …”. (Mark 3:8)
This is a good reminder of how “a great crowd” comes in the Lord’s work. We do not have to plan some “innovative” outreach activities; people come when when they hear the great things that Jesus is doing.
Church leaders are not responsible to plan a bunch of “stuff” but rather to seek the Lord and His power. When God is at work, lives are touched and changed. When word gets around about what He is doing, people will throng to the place, as they did here in Mark.
The problem many ministers and churches have today is that they are seeking to employ human “growth strategies” instead of seeking the Lord Himself, and what only HE can do.
We needn’t devote ourselves to fabricating creative “outreach plans.” That time is better spent seeking God’s blessing instead. He can do more in 5 minutes than we can plan and do all year!