When your church forsakes soul-winning in Soulwinning Forum Posted September 1, 2016 · Edited September 1, 2016 by Brother Stafford Grammar · Report reply 2 hours ago, DaveW said: Maybe you should try to figure out why they don't before you blast them like this. There may be good reason not to - like maybe the pastor wanted to but was worn out by having to constantly push just to get some interest, and eventually gave up out of frustration? Talk to the pastor about it - you may be the encouragement he needs to start again. My apologies if I came across as unkind or "blasting" toward my church or its leadership; that was not my intention. Sometimes the written word betrays our emotional intentions. As I stated in my original post, I have spoken briefly with my pastor and two of the deacons and all three of them show absolutely no interest in soul-winning whatsoever and that one of the deacons says it's a bad idea. Another deacon said that he's too old to even pass out the fliers. When I was invited to pass out the fliers with them, I asked them if they ever "knocked on doors," and they all said no. I asked each of them if they would be open to the idea of "door knocking soul-winning" and they all said no. I asked the pastor if they ever used to go soul-winning, and he said that they have not gone in the fifteen years since he has pastored the church. The deacon who said that he was too old to go has been a member since the church was built in 1956 and they the church has never done door knocking soul-winning since it was built. I called the church in the neighboring city earlier this evening and the pastor was rather brash, disinterested and sounded a but drunk. He told me that they no longer do soul-winning.