A visitor to your town stops by the local restaurant for lunch and casually asks the waitress to tell him about the church in town. How would the waitress describe the church you presently attend? When people talk about your congregation or your denomination, what do they say? Are their comments accurate? What features would you want them to notice? What is the best way to get the public to recognize your faith? How often does your church seriously evaluate its impact on the community?
Bruce B. Barton, David Veerman, and Neil S. Wilson, Romans, Life Application Bible Commentary (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), 13.