I came across this map. it shows how far you are from the nearest McDonalds:
That's amazing to me. I've never met anyone who thinks McDonalds is a "great" restaurant. People like it because it is fast, convenient, and "known" when they travel. Although there are some that are very devoted to their french fries.
But it makes me wonder – what if we made a similar map based on this question: "How far are you from the nearest Church that is fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus?" How many churches would there be on that map? Why does McDonalds have a successful restaurant "planting" plan, but 90% of church plants fail? Can we do something about that? If so – what?
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