Outreach

An Outward Focus

Outreach - Logan LeadershipGod calls us, as his people, to be the light of the world. In a world that is often dark, we are to shine the light of God in a way that is visible to other people. Any ministry without an outward focus is dying.

What does an outward focus look like? It looks like opening our eyes to the world around us and allowing our hearts to break over what breaks the heart of God. It looks like wading into relationships and seeing the opportunities we have to serve others. It looks like experiencing the blessings of God’s Kingdom and inviting others to experience that as well.

Where to start?

Where to start?

As Christians, we often see so many lost people around us that we don’t know where to start. Even though many seeds are planted, they don’t all produce a crop. Some seeds are taken up by the birds, some have no root and some are crushed by thorns. Where are the most...

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Story of an incarnational missionary

Story of an incarnational missionary

While working full-time, Tony Bleything gathered a strong core of 70 people. He proved himself a capable missionary, gatherer and leader. At the point when he hit 70 people, he realized he could no longer function effectively in a bivocational capacity, but the church...

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Creation care study materials

Creation care study materials

This blog entry is from The Eden Projects.  I highly recommend their group study materials on creation care, as well as their ministry around the world. There are lots of resources to teach Christians how to be good stewards of finances or possessions.  But Scripture...

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Leave them in the parking lot

Leave them in the parking lot

Have you ever taken a hike with unwilling children? It’s a painful experience trying to take kids along who don’t want to go. They will complain and sabotage in an effort to make the experience so miserable that everyone will want to turn back. It’s better to save...

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Actions that speak louder than words

Actions that speak louder than words

People in the world are looking for the practical implications of what difference it makes to be a disciple. They want to know: Does this matter? Does this make the lives of others better? Does this help the poor? The church in the western world has largely lost our...

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Discipling on the go

Discipling on the go

I am coaching a man named Phillip who is serving among the poor in Mexico City. He’s been struggling with finding time to invest in discipling relationships, partly because most of the people there are already working long hours just to support their families. One man...

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Don’t make them sit on the board

Don’t make them sit on the board

Boards are important-- I know that. But consider giftedness when you’re looking at where to plug people into leadership. There are almost certainly some people in your congregation or ministry who would love to get involved in local outreach ministries that take them...

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