Outward Focused Ministry

This teaching video wrestles with one of the most important decisions a congregation can make, whether to be inward or outward focused.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is an area of your ministry that is too inward focused?
  2. What is one thing you and your leaders can do right now to make your ministry more outward focused?

How To Share Your Faith

This video will cover some basic ideas about sharing your faith, along with some simple exercises to help prepare to share your faith story. Feel free to use this video as is or download the PowerPoint and handout and teach them in your own context.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the most difficult part of faith sharing for you?
  2. What is one thing you can do right now to improve the sharing of your faith story?

Outreach Jumpstart (5 of 5)-Outreach System

Watch this video, the fifth of a five part series, talking about how to build systems, with a number of specific ideas, to invite people into your congregation and faith!

Go deeper by reading Ignite by Nelson Searcy. Also, here is a PDF of some sample postcards.

Discussion Questions:

  1. ​Which of the outreach system premises connected for you the most and why?
  2. What is one part of your outreach system or idea that you could implement in the near future?

Outreach Jumpstart (4 of 5)-Welcome System

Watch this video, the fourth of a five part series, talking about how to truly welcome people to your church! This fourth step will give you some helpful basics premises as well as lots of ideas about a great welcome system!

Go deeper by reading Fusion by Nelson Searcy.

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Sample Connection Card
Sample First Time Guest Letter-Email
Sample Second Time Guest Letter-Email
Sample Council President Letter-Email
Sample One Month Letter-Email

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the welcome system premises connected for you the most and why?
  2. What is one part of your welcome system that you could add or improve?

Outreach Jumpstart (3 of 5)-Strategy

Watch this video, the third of a five part series, talking about how to grow your church! This third step teaches one way to think about our strategy for accomplishing our mission of making disciples!

Go deeper by reading this article by Bill Easum or by checking out his coaching network. Additionally, you’ll be blessed by this ebook by Nelson Searcy and his coaching network.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you have a similar example of when strategy made all the difference between success and not?
  2. What is your strategy for accomplishing your mission? If you don’t have one, begin this discussion with others in your context!