- Risk-Takers: These are the people who are willing to try something different to reach more people with the message of Jesus. Risk-takers aren’t worried about being traditional, only being scriptural. Risk-takers are willing to go outside their comfort zone to reach others. God has actually created us to be risk-takers (Matthew 25:14-30), but sadly, there are many more who are comfortable with simply burying their talent. We need more risk-takers in the church today!
- Care-Takers are just satisfied doing what they’ve always done. They don’t want anyone stirring the water or shaking things up. They are simply much more comfortable just leaving things the way they always have been. When proposed with new ideas of reaching the lost, Care-takers often use the phrase “But we haven’t ever done it that way before!” Care-takers never want to be stretched spiritually, they just want to remain comfortable. To them, it is as if Jesus never said, “Take up your cross and follow me,” but more like, “take up your easy chair and follow me…”
- Under-Takers: Sadly when the care-takers out number the risk-takers, that’s when the under-takers show up! In the last 100 years, more churches have closed their doors than opened them. We definitely don’t need more undertakers .
What kind of “taker” will you be? Hopefully someone who’s not afraid to take a risk for the Kingdom. Hopefully you’ll be a “risk-taker” for Jesus.