Organic Outreach: 5 Years Later
Emmanuel Church in Paramount has been involved in Organic Outreach for the past 5 years. It has been a great gift to us. God has called His church to be Christ’s witness to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). He has called us to go and make disciples of all nations (Mtw 28:18-20).
And yet, often the church can skip this step. Many within our churches do not share Christ with others. Often, Pastors, Elders, Deacons and key staff can fall short in this as well.
Organic Outreach is not a program.
It is a doable way of life for all of us Christ followers. In our everyday life-we get to be ourselves and love people. And, as we do we care or them and their lives.
Sharing our lives
And then, we share with them our lives- including our life in Christ. We learn how to share “our story” and “God’s Story”. We are reminded every 30 days to remain a witness of life in Christ. We inspire each other to remain Christ witnesses through the “1 degree rule”.
The 2 Degree Rule
We find that we have wonderful ministries already in our church that people in the community would actually love. Utilizing the “2 degree rule” we find joy in “inviting & including” the community in what we are already doing.
My daily life has been deeply impacted by organic outreach.
Each day, I live intentionally as a witness for Christ. This has grown in me. It is stronger than past years. The Organic outreach focus of our church has grown me. And I love it.
My dear friend Kevin Harney has 3 books on Organic Outreach that are excellent
Organic Outreach for Churches
Organic outreach for Ordinary People
Organic outreach for Families
Kevin and his church, Shoreline Church in Monterey, California…has 5 years’ worth of helpful resources that they freely share. It is readily available to help your church become a great commission church.
It is so practical. Our church does not excel at outreach. Our church is growing in outreach. Year by year! Organic Outreach is a huge part of this.
Organic Outreach is not a program. It is a do able way of life through the Holy Spirit!
For your staff!
For your church!
God be with you as you live as Christ witness- day by day!
Ken Korver, Sr Pastor
Emmanuel Reformed Church
8303 Alondra Boulevard
Paramount, CA 90723