Missions: Outreach and Evangelism

Outreach


Zechariah 7:9-10a: “This is what the Lord Almighty said: Administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.”


The list of people in these two short verses has been entitled 'The Quartet of the Vulnerable'. We desire to serve these people and gives shape to our philosophy of our missionary activity. It boils down to 4 Goals:


1. Aware – we want to learn about each other’s experiences. We want to learn about the struggles and challenges of living in both under-resourced neighborhoods, and also about the challenges of living in a privileged suburban context.


2. Care – we want to care about each other. We want to see each other’s challenges as our own challenges. We want to get past stereotypes, and into real relationships.


3. Share – we want to share life together. We want to hang out, play basketball, serve in food pantries, and eventually, share economic burdens as well (2 Corinthians 8:1-15).


4. Dare – we want to be pushed out of our “comfort zones.” We want to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and trust that God will build up the Church in unity, while also embracing diversity. After all, we serve a Triune God, who is both Three & One–One God in Three Persons.


Evangelism

Evangelism is sharing the Gospel with other people. We do believe in objective truth. We believe that not all paths lead to eternal life. We belief the only path to eternal life is what Jesus said to us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6). We work towards equipping one another to speak the truth in love to our neighbors. We want to communicate what we believe about Jesus with a tone of gentleness and respect. Yet there is a sense of urgency to help others--or possibly even you!--to know who Jesus is so that they too can experience Resurrection Life for themselves!

Ministry of the Month

This month we are supporting Operation Christmas Child!

 

The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift: Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication. Pastors around the world host outreach events in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients, and invite children to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program. 

 

As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.

Ministries We Support

WORLD RENEW

A worldwide ministry focused on community development, disaster response and rehabilitation, and peace and justice.

Prison Fellowship International

For more than 40 years, Prison Fellowship International has built programs in prisons around the world that are restoring prisoners’ lives, helping their families, and successfully integrating them back into the community. PFI desires to share the gospel, rescue children, restore justice.

Excel Kids

Excel Kids is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential as God designed them. Their primary focus is to assist children with challenges to overcome and lead as productive and independent lives as possible.

Operation Christmas Child

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by thousands of families who practice biblical hospitality. By opening their homes they are caring for children whose parents or guardians are struggling. This work isn’t possible without the commitment of hundreds of churches all across the country.

Resonate Global Mission

At Resonate, we bring the Gospel to people, neighborhoods, communities, churches and the world to embolden them in participating in God’s mission and faithfully proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus.