Archive for April 2011

Capture Your Outreach Dream State of Being

What is the God’s inspired dream for Servant Evangelism for your church? Count on it. He has one for you. He has something specific in mind he wants to take you toward. He wants to use you and your people to reach out in a great way to your community. No matter what the particulars,…

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Make a Minimum Six-Month Commitment To Rigorous SE Outreach.

It takes a while to get Servant Evangelism. It’s a simple idea but it’s a deep idea. It’s a non-negotiable fact that significant momentum requires time in order to massage it into reality. The most common mistake I’ve run into over the years with launching Kindness Outreach lies here—getting going fairly well in the early…

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Try Your Hand At A Lot of Things To See What Works.

As I wrote yesterday, you will find success in outreach will come down to recycling a few projects repeatedly. Don’t become too attached to one project, at least not at first. You need to try your hand at a lot of different approaches to serving with kindness. God will bless some of these projects so…

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#4: Listen for your starting projects.

Don’t do just one project as you launch out. Try several in quick succession. Servant Evangelism is a lot like fishing but the name of the game isn’t just the culture of fishing. We want to do a lot of catching! Stir things up. Don’t worry about a bit of chaos. Sometimes the Kingdom of…

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Make News Out of Transformations Taking Place.

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 considering how few churches have a truly outward focus. Is it possible to create a shift outwardly, really? It may take a while to see God’s Spirit stir things up in…

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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

When God is up to something exciting we naturally get excited. That thrill can go in an odd direction if we take our results too seriously. There is a thin line of difference between us rejoicing in the great things God is up to and us owning the responsibility for what he is up to.…

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Make Heroes Out of Many

Make heroes out of as many people as you can as you start outreach. You will need a large team that feels celebrated to successfully reach your community. Give lots of people stage presence as you start into this new part of your church’s life. You want to send the message that there is room…

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Assignment #3: Just Start!

There isn’t much to mess up in this equation except your lack of action. Just begin! All sorts of reasons will pop into your mind as to why you should hesitate to reach out. We can dismantle those one at a time…or we can just say, “That’s all hogwash” and move on – which is…

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Make News Out of Transformations Taking Place.

I am often asked “How one can create a culture of serving somewhere that has been lacking an outward focus?” That’s a fair question considering how few churches have a truly outward focus. Is it possible to create a shift outwardly, really? It may take a while to see God’s Spirit stir things up in…

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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 necessarily the calling of the Spirit. Open doors are not assignments from On High. Allow God to speak to you. He will clarify what is working and what to check out…

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