I attended a meeting of the local Botanical Society and prior to the program the president made a pitch to those who might want to join and become members. She said, “Some people think that in order to join you have to get your hands dirty, or bend low [planting and weeding]. That’s just not so.” I understand the intent of her comment and in the church evangelism is similar in that it encourages people to come to the Lord just as they are. However, leaders and others who are mature in faith often neglect to tell new believers that in order for them to grow and mature in the Lord, they will indeed get their hands dirty and bend low. Paul said, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil 2:9-11 NIV).