quoting [Rick Warren]
If you don’t have freinds who are unbelievers, you are not Christ-like. If everyone you associate with is just your little group, you have a lot of growing to do – grow up.
i heard Rick Warren say this at a conference to church leaders a few weeks ago, and his intensity & bluntness floored me. i needed to hear it. the Bible study I’m in is reading through Mark. on monday we got talking a lot about who we associate with, who are friends are, and who is in our area of influence. this has always been a struggle for me, because my bet is that if you would ask most followers of Jesus where they around the most unbelievers, it’s their workplace. being in vocational ministry, that one is not as natural for me, and i’ve been trying to find intentional ways of doing this.
what do you do?