Articles Tagged 'Outreach'

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor?

Your church needs to know who lives next door

Our churches can't afford to sit and wait for our neighbors to come to us. We must take the first step in connecting with those around us.

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

O God, make our hearts ache for them to know Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on "The Andrew Effect" by focusing on connecting those we know with Jesus.

Love Will Travel

Love Will Travel

Why is the Great Commission so important for us as well as the rest of the world?

Phil Ware does part 4 in a 5 part series on the Immanuel passages in Matthew, this week is the Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20, focusing on cross cultural outreach and disciple-making, something much more involved than just evangelism.

Practice the Wine of Kindness

Practice the Wine of Kindness

What would you have done with the jugs of water?

Rick Brown reminds us to be focused on meeting the felt needs of people and use that to invite them to Jesus.

I've Been Wanting to Talk to You

I've Been Wanting to Talk to You

Been talking to anyone about the Lord lately?

Phillip Morrison talks about a campaign in Austin, Texas, called Explore God and about trying to introduce people to conversations about the Lord.

C2K - Sending Church

C2K - Sending Church

Why is it so hard to let go of our best and brightest, yet at the same it is so good to do so?

Phil Ware shares the principle in his Church to Kingdom series on being a sending church.

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Caught to be released into life, community, and purpose by the grace of God!

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on sharing Jesus in word and deed with others called Catch and Release and focusing on following Jesus.

Reluctant Leadership?

Reluctant Leadership?

What does God see that we don't?

Mike Barres reminds us about the power of leadership and encourages us to prayerfully step up if asked.

The Power to Risk

The Power to Risk

So is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Phil Ware talks about the old adage, better to be safe than sorry, and shows what Jesus says about it: the follower who takes this approach will be condemned.

People First

People First

Would you reach the mountaintop or help the wounded?

Mike Barres challenges us with a powerful example of climbing Mt. Everest and compares it with having a great church experience but not being concerned with people.

Your Ambition

Your Ambition

What is your ambition in life?

Tom Norvell shares with us some insights from 1 Thessalonians and how to life a quiet life and honor God and win the hearts of outsiders.

ALL!

ALL!

So who are we going to exclude?

Phil Ware reminds us that from the very beginning of the Christian movement, Jesus and His followers recognized that the Gospel and the church are for all people.

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

What kind of concept is this for a church?

Phil Ware shares how his church suddenly saw their call from God to be a front porch to the people of their community and how it changed them and helped them find their roots right back in the early story of Jesus' followers.

Lost

Lost

When's the last time you helped a lost person?

What would happen in church, church folks, got serious about seeking lost people like Jesus did?

What if We Can?

What if We Can?

Is there any way to really reach the whole world?

Danny Sims, a friend and supporter of Heartlight reminds us that we can reach the whole world through Heartlight.

Family to Those Who Are Alone

Family to Those Who Are Alone

Are we really to be family to those who don't have family?

We've got to show the world that we will actually love them way we claim we will.

What Would You Hear?

What Would You Hear?

What captures your attention in a tragedy?

God cares about all people, all races, all nationalities in a tragedy and so should we.

Covered Signs

Covered Signs

Are we keeping the grace of God hidden from outsiders?

So often we cover the signs of God's grace in us with our own pettiness and sinfulness.