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Hog Heaven: Our Biker Sunday

Our church meets in a rented high school cafetorium, averaging 120 in worship each week. During each of our two "seeker seasons" in spring and fall, we pour lots of energy into one major "outrageous outreach"–something unusual, fun, and aimed at reaching a subcommunity within our community.

This year we upped the octane level and cranked up our first ever Biker Sunday. We realized that most of us know someone or live near someone who rides a motorcycle, and several of us actually ride a bike either for pleasure or to save money on gas.

As opposed to a black tie and tails evening, this was a black leather and doo-rag afternoon. We got ready to rumble, and our people got really revved up for reaching those not yet convinced about the lordship of Jesus Christ.

After months of prayer and preparation, and almost 3,000 posters distributed to places where bikers would hang out, we set up the parking lot and waited. What sounded like thunder on the horizon turned out to be the first bikers arriving. ...

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