“Working With Other Churches”

In the years we have been doing outreach—lots of years now—we have consistently seen that the most powerful moments have come when several churches...

Serving Projects That Reflect The Personality Of Your Group

“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” Eph. 2:10, NKJV. We all have distinct personalities. If you are the parent of...

Creating An Outward Focused Culture

I am often asked “How can one create a culture of serving somewhere that has been lacking an outward focus?” That’s a fair question...

Fun, Outward, and Lean – Outreach on Budget

https://youtu.be/4M_bhAQMOCs You are only limited by your imagination. Learn to make outreach fun, outward, and lean!

Revitalizing Church Through an Outward Focus

Church revitalization is a very real and important topic to many today because statistics indicate that the majority of churches are plateaued or declining....

Fishing As A Commercial Fleet…defining normal

What is your notion of "normal" when it comes to outreach? Do you think it is normal to see people come to know Jesus only...

Church Planting… or Church Connoisseur-ism

I made a decision a long time ago that I never want to be thought of as a negative person, but some things are...

Jesus Style: The Doable Jesus

When we bring God’s kindness in practical ways, we imitate Jesus, and the same effects follow us. The question I posed to her was simple...

8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...

6 Outreach Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed”, was a missionary who reached out to Native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

The Outward-Focused Problem

I recently spoke at a friend’s church and mentioned that I believe Jesus teaches that we become more whole, more joyous, more fulfilled, as...

Solutions To Outreach Excuses (Part1)

“We will start just as soon as we have the financing to do so.” It may seem reasonable to place this caveat on your...

Fund What Works

Invest your outreach dollars wisely. Don’t give your leadership blessing willy-nilly to all things that appear on your radar screen. Decent ideas are not...