Christian Outreach - A Call for Compassion
This handbook includes numerous Christian outreach ideas and ministry programs. Most people experience acute "felt needs" at various times in their lives. Christians meeting "felt needs" can serve as a powerful bridge to speaking the Gospel to those touched with the love of Jesus and pointing them to the One who can meet their real needs. In this hurting world, the possibilities of redeeming "felt needs" (problems and stressful life circumstances that require help) as a bridge to sharing the Gospel are endless! Click on the cover above to gain ideas for Christian outreach.
God loves people, feels their pain and wants to minister to them. "I have seen the misery of my people... I have come down to rescue them." (Exodus 3:7,8) He desires to use His church to reach out to those in need. Could it be that the world is not seeing God as they should because Christians are not attempting to impact the world for Him? Through sacrificial compassion and care the world will will see God at work.
Of Jesus, the Scriptures proclaim: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has annointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4:18,19) As Christ lives through the actions and words of Christians, God will reveal and glorify Himself. As we grow in sharing our faith, we will grow in our relationship with Christ (Philemon 6). As we grow in our relationship with Christ, we will reveal the nature of God to a watching world.
Community Outreach - Planning and Strategy
Use this handbook in seeking the Lord's leadership to discover and plan the "who, what, where, when and how" of your Turning Passion Into Mission ministries.
Table of Contents
The Vision - God's Revelation
Addressing 'Felt Needs' from God's Perspective
Experiencing Fullfillment by Helping Others
Experiencing Fullfillment Through Obedience
God's Plan - Uniting Passion with 'Felt Needs'
(Sample of 'Felt Needs')
Discovery - Planning and Strategy