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.

People flow

People flow

As you’re making disciples, you’re helping people move from where they are to the next appropriate steps in their journey of faith. The focus isn’t on where the person currently is, but on what’s next. Don't let them wander around the edge of the vision-- send them...

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Experiencing God: Youth Edition

Experiencing God: Youth Edition

Many of you are familiar with Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby-- it’s a classic in the spiritual formation field. But did you know there’s a youth edition? I first ran across this resource when I was working with high school students at an inner city church and...

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Get Off Your Donkey

Get Off Your Donkey

Get Off Your Donkey!: Help Somebody and Help Yourself is a GREAT new book by Reggie McNeal. Centered on the story of the good Samaritan, this is a book you can put in the hands of your people to help them see outside themselves and realize that they really can make a...

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Inside vs. outside

Reflect on your own ministry and consider what percentage of your time is devoted to inward spiritual development (inside the body) as opposed to how much time and energy is focused outside the body. Brandon Hatmaker has formed the missional communities of his church...

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The 10:2b virus

Luke 10:2b: “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Excerpt from Neil Cole’s excellent book Organic Leadership: As I mentioned in Organic Church, I have actually set my mobile phone alarm to go off at 10:02 every morning...

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A little St. Paddy’s day reading

The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter III.  A great example of how current missional thinking was applied over 1500 years ago, this engaging historical narrative of the Celtic movement of Christianity provides an historical model of evangelism for us to...

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Ministry ideas to consider

Just to get your idea juices flowing here are number of existing ministries that believers can readily take part in. The structures are already there in most communities—they just need volunteers. There are as many opportunities for compassion as there are human...

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The debate: both/and or either/or

The debate: both/and or either/or

“The debate gets tiring, especially for those of us who live in the trenches of ministry. On one side are those feverently committed to the task of world evangelism and wanting to see heaven populated with redeemed individuals. On the other side are those whose hearts...

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We all have something to contribute

We all have something to contribute to the Kingdom of God... no matter what our income, our age, our situation in life, our past failures, our limitations. God designed it this way. He gave each of us spiritual gifts to be used for the benefit of others and for the...

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Book review: Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

Book review: Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

I’ll tip my hand right from the beginning. Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture is one of the best books I’ve read all year. It’s filled with great, inspiring stories that come from real life, hands-on ministry experience. If you’ve ever wondered...

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