"I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach them.
Jesus loved lost people. He loved spending time with them. He went to their parties. From the gospels, it it obvious that Jesus enjoyed being with seekers far more than being with religious leaders. He was called the "friend of sinners." (Luke 7:34)
How many people would call your church that?"
from pastors toolbox with Rick Warren