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Building a Great Church Involves Outreach

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This is parts #7 and #8 of the "Building a Great Church" series.

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Building a Great Church Involves Outreach

  1. 1. Building a Great Congregation Involves Outreach<br />Part #7 and #8 of the “Building a Great Church” Series<br />
  2. 2. Four Reasons for Outreach<br />The command from above. (Mark 16.15-16)<br />The plea from below. (Luke 16.19-31)<br />
  3. 3. Four Reasons for Outreach<br />The plea from outside. (Acts 16.9-10)<br />The plea from inside. (2 Corinthians 5.14)<br />
  4. 4. Keys to Remember<br />The growth of a congregation must first begin in the hearts and lives of each and every member.<br />Luke 12.48<br />
  5. 5. Reasons Some Do Not Reach Out<br /><ul><li>Ignorance
  6. 6. Discouragement
  7. 7. Lack of zeal</li></ul>Fear<br />Bad Experience<br />Indifference<br />
  8. 8. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Put yourself in the other person’s place.<br />Recognize their fate if unconverted (2 Thessalonians 1.7-9)<br />1 Corinthians 14.19<br />
  9. 9. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Make yourself available to people.<br />Acts 8.27-29 – Notice that Philip was available.<br />Schedule time for contact.<br />
  10. 10. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Make the first move.<br />Acts 8.30 – Notice that Philip ran.<br />We need to approach people, not only respond to them. <br />Remember what the Lord Himself said, “Go” (Mark 16.15)<br />
  11. 11. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Be thoughtful<br />Acts 8.30-34 – Where did Philip begin?<br />What was the message that was preached? <br />
  12. 12. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Be honest and precise.<br />Acts 8.34-35 – Notice the question and the response.<br />Remain on the topic of the person’s relationship with God.<br />
  13. 13. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Put yourself in the other person’s place.<br />Make yourself available <br />
  14. 14. 5 Steps for Greater Outreach<br />Make the first move<br />Be thoughtful<br />Be honest and precise<br />
  15. 15. Building a Great Congregation Involves Outreach<br />Part #7 and #8 of the “Building a Great Church” Series<br />

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