Thanks to the dean of my seminary, I came across this quote from John Calvin and thought it was too good not to pass along. In a day when theologically reformed churches can be seen as ambivilant towards seeing conversion growth in our churches, this serves as a helpful reminder for us all:
Therefore, in keeping with the teaching Luke gives here [Acts 6:7-9], let us learn that we constitute a true church of God when we try our best to increase the number of believers. And then each one of us, where we are, will apply all our effort to instructing our neighbors and leading them to the knowledge of God, as much by our words as by our showing them good examples and good behavior…. That is not said only to preachers and those who expound the word of God. It is the charge of all Christians in general.
- John Calvin, Calvin’s Commentary on Acts