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Outward focused ministry

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Outward focused ministry

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Outward focused ministry

  1. 1. Church Leader Tool: Outward Focused Ministry
  2. 2. Inward Focused Dynamics
  3. 3. Inward Focused Dynamics 1. Curved in on oneself
  4. 4. Inward Focused Dynamics 1. Curved in on oneself 2. Easier to see those here than not
  5. 5. Inward Focused Dynamics 1. Curved in on oneself 2. Easier to see those here than not 3. Discomfort with outward focus
  6. 6. Inward Focused Dynamics 1. Curved in on oneself 2. Easier to see those here than not 3. Discomfort with outward focus 4. “Reaching out to new members is just as important as taking care of the present members”
  7. 7. Why Is An Outward Focus Important?
  8. 8. Why Is An Outward Focus Important? 1. Churches die without new people
  9. 9. Why Is An Outward Focus Important? 1. Churches die without new people 2. Refreshes the leadership pool
  10. 10. Why Is An Outward Focus Important? 1. Churches die without new people 2. Refreshes the leadership pool 3. Sharpens the ministry
  11. 11. Why Is An Outward Focus Important? 1. Churches die without new people 2. Refreshes the leadership pool 3. Sharpens the ministry 4. Central to the Christian faith
  12. 12. Why Is An Outward Focus Important? 1. Churches die without new people 2. Refreshes the leadership pool 3. Sharpens the ministry 4. Central to the Christian faith 5. Jesus’ command, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...” (Matthew 28:19)
  13. 13. How to Grow an Outward Focus
  14. 14. How to Grow an Outward Focus 1. Communicate for the unchurched guest
  15. 15. How to Grow an Outward Focus 1. Communicate for the unchurched guest 2. Attend to environment
  16. 16. How to Grow an Outward Focus 1. Communicate for the unchurched guest 2. Attend to environment 3. Think “how to help them grow” instead of “helping us grow”
  17. 17. How to Grow an Outward Focus 1. Communicate for the unchurched guest 2. Attend to environment 3. Think “how to help them grow” instead of “helping us grow” 4. Pray for people outside
  18. 18. How to Grow an Outward Focus 1. Communicate for the unchurched guest 2. Attend to environment 3. Think “how to help them grow” instead of “helping us grow” 4. Pray for people outside 5. Have multiple entry points
  19. 19. How to Grow an Outward Focus 6. Evaluate inward/outward resources
  20. 20. How to Grow an Outward Focus 6. Evaluate inward/outward resources 7. Think easy, clear steps
  21. 21. How to Grow an Outward Focus 6. Evaluate inward/outward resources 7. Think easy, clear steps 8. Listen to feedback from outsiders
  22. 22. How to Grow an Outward Focus 6. Evaluate inward/outward resources 7. Think easy, clear steps 8. Listen to feedback from outsiders 9. Continually ask, “What are you willing to do to reach people outside the church/faith?”
  23. 23. The description section below has a link to downloadable handouts and original documents, resources to go deeper, and reflection/discussion questions. Now who should you forward this to in order to grow their leadership?

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