A few years ago I made a trip to the Midwest, to a small town in Illinois, called Pontiac, to do a leadership seminar for small group leaders. I stayed at the pastor’s house, a good friend of mine, and upon walking out his backdoor, I was shocked by what I saw. No one had fences! I could look down the entire block and see what everyone was doing in their backyards. Yikes! How diff erent this was from my own experience. In this new series, “Barriers”, we will be identifying those attitudes or actions that keep Jesus’ followers from sharing His life with those who need Him the most. The goal of this series is to tear down, eradicate, demolish any and all of our spiritual “fences” so we can become more eff ective in sharing His life with others.