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We are not called to make the conversion of unbelievers a project to check off on our list of religious duties. Many things can drive us toward the work of outreach, but the greatest motivator of all should be love — love for God and love for people.
To be prepared for the work of outreach, the soil of our own hearts should first be drenched with the refreshing waters of God's grace. Then, as our hearts overflow with the love of God and his goodness, we become conduits of his grace to the world.
Organic Outreach - Session 3 - Embracing the Bible and Truth
People in the world are looking at us, wondering if we really believe what we say we believe. Our core beliefs, such as people are lost without Jesus, his sacrifice was necessary to pay for our sins, and the reality of heaven and hell, should move us to evangelize. If we don't feel compelled to e...
Organic Outreach - Session 4 - The One-Degree Rule
Do an honest and humble self-assessment of your personal evangelistic temperature — identify the level of your evangelistic passion on a scale of one to ten. Then, do something to raise your temperature by one degree.
Evangelism is not a spectator sport. We are all called to get into the game. God invites every follower of Jesus to get off the sidelines and onto the field. We do this by being salt and light in the ways that feel most natural to us.
Organic Outreach - Session 6 - The Unseen Work: Praying for People
Prayer is the cornerstone of all effective outreach. We unleash heavenly power when we pray for lost people. We are also called to pray for ourselves and other believers to enter the harvest fields with God's good news.
Organic Outreach - Session 7 - The Wonder of Encounter: Praying with People
Praying with unbelievers is an opportunity for God to show up and reveal his power. *Try a Restaurant Prayer.* The next time you go to a restaurant and your server is not too busy, take a moment to say, “I’m going to have a prayer before my meal. If you have a need I can pray for, please feel fre...
Organic Outreach - Session 8 - Incarnational Living
People need to hear about Jesus, but they also need to see him. As his ambassadors on this earth, we are
to reflect his love, show his heart, and incarnate his presence wherever God sends us. This means bringing Jesus' presence into our world by jumping into our community with enthusiasm.
Part of outreach is taking action and having the courage to try new things. There is only one gospel, but
there are many ways to express it and to reach people who are spiritually disconnected. Spirit-anointed creativity opens evangelistic doors as we try many ways to scatter the seed of the gos...
Organic Outreach - Session 10 - The Work of the Holy Spirit
We can do our part, but only God can draw people to Jesus and change their lives. One essential element of sharing our faith is learning to listen for God’s leading as we work in partnership with the Holy Spirit.
Organic Outreach - Session 11 - Engaging in Spiritual Conversations
Spiritual conversations don’t have to be forced and uncomfortable. They can be a natural part of our lives. God wants our faith to overflow into our daily interactions in organic ways. If our faith is real, it will be part of our ordinary conversations.
We can love people, pray for them, and serve them, but there comes a time when they need to hear the message of Jesus Christ, the gospel. Every believer can naturally present this simple, clear, and lifechanging message.