Archive for May 2011

Spread out your outreach attempts

I have always liked fishing. Since I was a little kid I have enjoyed getting out on the water and going after fish – all kinds of fish. I have never been all the exclusive in my quest, I just love bringing in as many fish as possible. As a kid I was so enamored…

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I’m on your TV tonight!

Last week I taped a segment of a TBN broadcast out of their Nashville studio. It was a great show! There were several guests, all of them focused in on aspects of evangelism. I’ll let you discover what I talked about. Hint: you will laugh your socks off during my segment. I didn’t set out…

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Sunflower seeds and Peggy’s loss

Today I went out with a serving team to give away free flower seeds near our church in Oregon. One lady I ran into was a little skeptical – she wouldn’t open her door. She rather reluctantly received some sunflower seeds, but she shut her screen door after taking the seeds. Of all the people…

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Simple.

There are few moving parts to Servant Evangelism. I like that. I have been a big fan of all things related to expanding the Kingdom of God since I became a Believer when I was in college. The problem with most approaches to bringing Christ to our culture is they are often rather complex. Let…

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It doesn’t take long to make an impact.

If you have just a bit of time – a matter of a few minutes – God can use you to do something tremendous. Going back to yesterday’s reference to Gideon’s attack (Judges 7), it doesn’t take much to accomplish a lot. His attack was simple, took just a bit of planning, and less than…

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Sometimes small numbers work best

Many times I have gone outreaching with just a small cadre of folks. Sometimes that has been a home group. At other times I have gone out with just a couple of friends who wanted to get some outreach experience. I regularly go out to serve with just one pastor who is curious about Servant…

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It doesn’t take a lot of people to make an impact.

A small group can make a mighty impact. I have seen time and again how God can take our willingness, our availability, and invest it in a significant way. There have been times when I have been the only one who has shown up to do outreach. Those are the trying situations where I have…

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It’s inexpensive.

It doesn’t take much of an investment to reach out. Something pretty amazing can happen with a small investment. In fact, some of my favorite outreach projects cost virtually nothing. For example, windshield washing is a blast. Do a quality job (don’t leave a streak or you won’t be helping anyone!) and a windshield can…

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SE will catalyze your people

Typical evangelism approaches segregate Believers into categories – the gifted and the ungifted – those who feel called and those who don’t sense God speaking to them helping others find eternal life with Jesus. A very small percentage of the church world feels naturally gifted at evangelism. My friend Rice Broocks, who recently earned a…

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SE Creates space for your church to get involved

Deep down everyone in your church wants to do ministry. Each one wants to make a difference. It may be that they don’t know what they want to do – they may not know how they’re going to proceed forward — but if they can get just a bit of a vision they will become…

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