Taking an unchanging message to an ever-changing world
What’s featured in the January/February 2011 Outreach?
Theme: Ideas and Innovations
The Church Listens, The Church Speaks
Leaders respond to five key questions about how to take the timelss message to an ever- and rapidly changing world.
Where do ministry ideas come from? What do you do to stay current with cultural trends? How do you connect with the concerns and thinking of people in your church? How are you responding to change and innovation happening around you? What do you see on the horizon that may shape next steps in creative ministry?
After the Dream: How to shape a great idea from brainstorm to reality. Experts offer practical solutions—seven key considerations..
What My Father Taught Me: Five leaders who followed their fathers into ministry share how their dads inspired them—Kevin Palau, Matthew Barnett, Ann Graham Lotz, Carlos Whittaker, Greg Surratt
Out of Africa, Into the World: Lausanne, Cape Town 2010: Why a global congress on evangelism could change the way your church sees its mission—perspectives from Leith Anderson, Paul Eshleman, Os Guiness and others
OUTREACH TODAY: Vanquishing Vandalism; Oasis HIV/AIDS Ministry; Who Understands Salvation; International Partnership for Haiti; Abundant Creativity (Children); “Supermassive” Event (Youth); Flower Power (Seniors); Jayne Post (Soulfires); and more
FOR ANY CHURCH, ANY SIZE: First Steps for Your Outreach Team; Is Your VBS an Outreach? Coffee Club (Small Church, Big Idea); Hospitable Hosts (Connections); Through a Praying Friend and a Caring Pastor (New Life); How a Church Goes Viral (Exponential Church); and more
FROM OUTSIDE THE CHURCH: Comments and Perspectives; David Berlinski (My Life, So Far); Mystery Visitor; How Important Is the Church to You? (The Question)
ED STETZER—As I See It: As president and missiologist-in-residence for LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer is in a unique position to observe the American church and comment on trends in outreach. More »
DAN KIMBALL—Church on Mission: Santa Cruz, Calif., pastor and author Dan Kimball gives us a look at emerging generations and offers his thoughts on outreach and evangelism in a new world. More »
BRAD POWELL—Leading Change: Pastor and author Brad Powell offers his experience and insights to help churches realize their full potential and guide pastors through all types of church transitions. More »
MARK DEYMAZ—Ethnic Blends: Pastor and author Mark DeYmaz urges churches to embrace multiethnic ministry not just for the sake of racial reconciliation, but because that is what the church is called to be. More »
BOBBY GRUENEWALD—Innovate: LifeChurch.tv pastor, innovation leader Bobby Gruenewald scans the cultural horizon and calls the church to a creative and relevant response.
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