Dia dos Cravos Giveaway da mãe por Janie Sjogren

mothersdayAlgumas pessoas esquecem ou esperar até o último momento para conseguir mãe uma flor ou cartão. As flores podem ser caro quando comprado na loja individualmente, mas eles podem ser comprados por menos de cinqüenta centavos por flor em massa. Your group can probably explain to a local supermarket florist what you are trying to do with your outreach. Given enough advance notice, he or she can order a quantity of carnations and pass the discounted price on to you.

Attach to each flower an outreach connect card and a ribbon. As with a soft-drink or water giveaway, if your’e doing this at a grocery store (where we usually locate), situate yourself by the entrance, not the exit. You’ll want 5+ people per team.

Another version of this is the Secretaries Day or Sweetest Day flower giveaway with a blank card for the giver to write his or her sentients on as a greeting.

Of course, don’t give away flowers near a flower vendor.

Para Onde Ir:

  • Campuses
  • Parks
  • Neighborhoods
  • Sporting Events
  • Downtown
  • Commuters
  • Shopping Centers

O que você precisa

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Keep It Simple por Steve Sjogren

outreachMesmo que tenhamos uma dúzia de pontos aqui sobre começar vital alcance a idéia básica por trás da bondade Outreach é bastante simples.

Minha tendência é saltar para algo que eu acho interessante e para agitar as coisas, tanto quanto possível. Às vezes, agitando as coisas cria complexidade. A vida flui nessa direção. As others catch the vision of the new thing, before long, the idea can become fairly complicated.

Is there a way to keep things easier? Absolutely!

Outreach is all about one thing – seeing people come to relationship with Christ. The word “outreach” is a more general word than “evangelism.” The first is about the entire spectrum of things we can do that lead up to someone coming to Christ. The term Evangelism is a more concise term that relates strictly to seeing someone cross the line and come into a saving relationship with Jesus.

To keep all of this simple, we need to remember what we are about. We aren’t about 1,000 good things that might better peoples’ lives but don’t include seeing them come to know Christ. If the ultimate outcome isn’t to see them converted then we are losing track of what we are about. We are lost in complexity.

People who stay simple, who are focused like a laser, can be almost rude at times. They tend to be so focused they repel nice people who come with nice ideas about nice things that will bless people. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. There are plenty of places for that in fact. In the area of outreach, however, we must walk out the balance of smiling and at the same time walk in gritty determination to do whatever it takes to venture on.

Deus, Jesus, O Espírito Santo e Homem da galinha por Randy Bohlender

Voltar na década de sessenta, houve uma paródia drama de rádio, com um combatente do crime em um terno de frango. Sim, parece bobagem agora ... bem, honestamente, que era bobagem, então também.

A assinatura sonora marcou o fim de cada episódio: A voz sobre proclamaria "Chicken .... Maaaaaaan!, and a manic crowd in the background would emphatically shout “He’s everywhere, he’s everywhere!"

If you’re completely lost, listen to the original episode here.

So I was in the shower this morning – really, this is where these thoughts come to me – and I began to think about how God’s omnipresence was explained to us in Bible college.

Our professors handed us the mantra “There is no place where God is not,", which, though technically true, sounds about as compelling as the Chicken Man’s signature shriek. Combine the two for fun.

There is no place where God is not.

He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere!

I can’t help but think the omnipresence of God means something far more immediate than the ubiquitous whereabouts of Chicken Man.

Interestingly, I can handle thinking about an all powerful, all knowing God being in Chicago, Calcutta, and Catan, because in thinking about Him in those places, I don’t think much about Him beinghere.

With me.

Glancing at what I’m writing.

Taking a sip of tea from my cup as we talk about me taking a sip from His.

I desperately want to live with a greater awareness of the immediate presence of God. Sim, He is everywhere, but He is also near. He sees everything, but He also sees me. I want my decision making, my ethics, how I treat my children and how I treat a stranger to reflect what I know about the presence of God – specifically, that I am in it, as I sit at my table or walk the aisle of a big box store.

We’ve mystified the presence of God to refer to those times when we feel His presence in a tangible way. Whether it’s a powerful sermon or (more likely) that great key change on the song you like, there are times when you feel Him near, but they’re rarely the times when you need to be aware of Him the most. You need Him most when you feel Him least – in a hundred different decisions made daily.

Sim, He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere.

But He’s also right hear. Listening. Speaking. Wanting.

In your pursuit of the God of the Universe, don’t ignore the God in the room.

3 Grandes projetos sociais para a Primavera de Janie Sjogren

Primavera está aqui e esta época é uma grande oportunidade para chegar a sua comunidade e mostrar-lhes o amor de Deus de forma prática.

Aqui estão três grandes projetos de extensão que são perfeitos para a primavera:

1. Free Car Wash

This is an effective, serviço prático. Nós oferecemos uma lavagem de carro toda semana no verão. Have a professionally made banner or sign that says “Totally Free Car Wash!” ou “Free – No Kidding – Lava-jato!” Have a few people who are not shy, cheerfully yell at cars driving by – “Free Car Wash!” Former cheerleaders are great for this role! This outreach needs a good project manager to organize volunteers, car flow and ensure a quality job.

Purchase high quality car wash soap and do a thorough job – scrub the tires and dry the car. Your hard work will speak volumes about God’s love!


  • Connection Cards
  • Free Car Wash Signs
  • Hoses and nozzles
  • Water Source (important!)
  • Buckets
  • Car Wash Soap
  • Squeegee
  • Tire brushes
  • Towels/Chamois Cloth

Team Size: 8+

Outreach Cost: Inexpensive

Child-friendly: Sim, it’s great fun for kids, but they must be well supervised


2. General Yard Cleanup

After the winter weather is over, all sorts of debris become obvious. Go door to door with gloves, rakes, and trash bags.


Team Size: 2+

Outreach Cost: Free / inexpensive

Child-friendly: No


3. Bottled Water Giveaway

Many people prefer water to soft drinks. Ice down bottles of water in Igloo coolers for an alternative to Coke giveaways. Use the same drink connection cards. We don’t recommend combining this with a soda giveaway because it offers too many options and gets complicated. You can do this anywhere there are a lot of people gathered.


Team Size: 3+

Outreach Cost: Moderate

Child-friendly: No


Não se esqueça de dar os cartões de divulgação de conexão durante os alcances da primavera. Se você precisar de cartões de alta qualidade de divulgação, você pode clicar em qualquer dos links acima para ver o grande seleção de projetos que nós oferecemos, ou simplesmente ir a este link abaixo:


Keep walking in the outflow!

St. Patrick - padroeiro de Evangelismo Servo por Steve Sjogren

St. Patrick Patrick viveu uma vida de tragédia se transformou em vitória. Isso é supostamente por isso que celebramos 17 de marco pela ingestão de alimentos irlandeses especiais e bebendo cerveja verde. Estes deveriam ser celebrações de uma vida redimida.

This time of year there is a lot of hoopla around a lot of silliness that has little to do with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. Somehow I don’t think the real St. Patrick was all that excited about the color green. I’m pretty positive he wouldn’t pinch someone who wasn’t wearing green. I doubt he ever ate corned beef and cabbage. I’m not sure where those nutty traditions got started. They’re fun to do once a year but they have absolutely nothing to do with good ‘ol Patrick.

Yes he killed a few snakes as you have perhaps read, but that’s not what he was about. He was a champion of the underdog. He was all about liberating people who were stuck in sin, who were put down by an oppressive system. I relate to Patrick especially because he was someone who had been in slavery, he had gotten free, and now he was dedicated to liberating others from their captivity. Isn’t that what we are doing in evangelism? If we are up to anything it’s that we recognize in all humility that we are fairly messed up people who are in need of an intervention. We need saving. We don’t need a little bit of help or some reform. Like Patrick, if God doesn’t save us we will remain stuck in captivity. The good news it God has set us free just as he has done for Patrick.

Now that we are set free let’s do as Patrick—let’s make it our lifestyle that we will liberate others. For Patrick life took on greater momentum as he walked further on. The older he got the greater his impact. I believe God wills that sort of Umph for you and me as well. Let’s walk out our calling with zest, with passion and the enthusiasm of God himself. His provision rests upon us as we dedicate ourselves to losing our lives. We have nothing to lose other than our lives—and he will give us great joy in giving those up as well.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Snakes or no snakes, whether you are wearing green or not, it’s about setting people free. Let’s do it together! Thanks for being a part of the Servant Evangelism tribe.

Excelente Mistake - Fazendo Outreach Sozinho por Steve Sjogren

mistake(From time to time in Serve I am going to post Excellent Mistakes I have made in outreach over the years. These are “excellent” mistakes because I have learned from them and our typical step of progression is “Two steps forward, one step backward.” Thus, we are making progress in dropping the ball!) Of course we are able to do outreach on our own. We ought to be willing to do significant acts of outreach apart from our need for a team. There is plenty we can do that is accomplished just by ourselves. However in the long run that policy is going to lead to burnout. We will quit if we seek to be a one-person outreach team. We just aren’t wired to do this stuff apart from connecting with others who are similarly wired to us, with both our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Fire left alone has a tendency to go out rather quickly. This is just as true in the spiritual world as it is in a physical realm. We need others who are going the same direction as us in outreach. It is vital that we team up with others who have a similar heart. You can’t go it alone in outreach. You need at least a couple of others to team up with you in order to do this for the long haul. The question is How can we move forward to make it for the distance? How can we proceed in a way that is going to endure? Sprinting down the path for a short bit is simple enough. Many can do that. To make it for a marathon distance takes some careful strategy. Jesus calls us to give our entire lives to his cause, for the rest of our lives. This is a matter of the lordship of Jesus.

Rezar. Ask God to supply a sidekick or two. Jesus said, “The fields are white unto harvest. …Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers.” The beginning point is simply to ask God to show up. Jesus also said, “Wherever two or more are gathered in my name there am I in their midst.” There is something unfathomably powerful about having our focus on the Lord Jesus. He delights in showing up in our midst when we aim at lifting him up. “If you agree on anything…I will do it.” Amazing power is unleashed when we pray.

Look. Don’t forget to look for the supply of God. He might be in your midst right now doing something great even as you complain and are depressed. A key to progress is having the wherewithal to notice the move of God in both the obvious and the obscure. Pray for truth-tellers to come alongside you to speak words of obviousness to you. Sometimes childlike people will come as a gift to you with the ability to speak plain truth to you. Receive such people with enthusiasm. Take their words to heart.

Start. In the film Forest Gump, Forest begins to jog full-time for reasons not even he understands. He just feels it is important to go for a run, a long run! He runs across the entire United States. When he arrives at one coast he decides to run back the opposite direction again. He doesn’t stop this routine for several years. Forest runs alone for a while, but people start to hear about his run and believe there is something innately spiritual about his trek and slowly other joggers join him. Before long a cadre of fellow runners surround him wherever he runs.
Outreach (and much of leadership!) follows this pattern. Momentum begets momentum. We may not fully understand what we are doing. That’s just fine. Don’t wait until that ethereal point happens. It never will! Just start. Momentum is what life is all about. Without momentum you are either dead or quickly on your way to being dead. Progress happens as you proceed in a willingness to take a stab at the future. Ready, FIRE, Aim.

That’s your mantra from now forward.We need one another in order to do outreach for the long haul. God is going to provide our coworkers. Look for them, but thank him in advance for the amazing team he is sending.

8 Pecados de liderança para evitar… E como encontrar o seu caminho por Steve Sjogren

Todos os líderes passam por oscilações mentais e emocionais que podem causar confusão mental,. Alguns destes pecados são maiores do que os outros. Alguns são mais fáceis de recuperar do que outros. O início da caminhada em liberdade é reconhecer que você realmente está preso. Depois de ver os problemas que você pode mais facilmente a pé a partir do seu desafio.

Não tutoria outros
Precisamos trabalhar perpetuamente um plano para o desenvolvimento de outros. O plano é fácil de contratar outros, especialmente porque sua igreja cresce. Como muitas coisas na vida, o caminho mais fácil é jogar dinheiro em problemas, mas a coisa certa, a coisa bíblica, é, geralmente, para tomar o caminho lento para a frente que requer atenção pessoal e paciência.

Cair em mais de cautela
Como líder, você vai se arrepender os riscos que você não agir sobre. Hoje eu li um anônimo postagem por uma mãe Boomer-idade que refletiu sobre sua vida como mãe, agora que seus filhos estão em seus vinte anos e por conta própria. Como ela dividia seu tempo arrependimentos e outra vez ela escreveu que ela desejava que ela tinha tomado mais riscos financeiramente, sido menos medo de não ter finanças suficientes, tudo o que a levou a passar tempo demais fora de casa e longe muito pouco tempo com seus filhos como eles cresceram. Agora que já é tarde demais, ela percebe que apesar de serem financeiramente cuidada ela não conseguiu adequadamente o risco que ela tinha sido mais corajoso.

Desistindo de humildade
Quando você é jovem, é algo natural para andar com um humilde, coração ensinável. Você não sabe muito e você terá mais prazer em admitir esse fato. Você vai ter toda a ajuda que você pode começar a partir de mais, pessoas mais experientes, de facto, você praticamente implorar por ajuda.

É fácil começar a viver pelo adágio - "Os especialistas não precisam de conselhos -. Dão conselhos" Não importa onde você está, em sua experiência que você nunca vai superar a sua necessidade de andar em humildade.

Não ter um mentor
Não importa sua idade ou nível de experiência, é imperativo que você tem um mentor. Você nunca vai chegar perto de conseguir o que você foi chamado para além de um mentor.

Tomar a decisão de se humilhar e buscar um mentor. Encontre um que é adequado para você. Eu conheci reverenciado negócio guru Peter Drucker ou menos um ano antes de falecer no final de 1990. Ele estava com um casal de rapazes que sai com ele boa parte de cada mês, mas surpreendentemente, parecia óbvio que ele estava aprendendo com eles também. Com Peter Drucker a relação dois sentidos - ele em direção a eles e eles em direção a ele que os caras mais jovens eram muitas décadas mais jovem do que o Sr.. Impressora.

O que seus mentores parecer que você chegar em seus anos 90?

Não ter tempo divertido o suficiente
Os líderes são muitas vezes muito intensa, tanto para o seu próprio bem e para o bem dos que os rodeiam. É fácil mover-se de ter um amor para as pessoas a se tornar obsessivo sobre o ministério. Alguns são parcialmente bem sucedido porque eles são movidos. Eles são recompensados ​​por sua grande movimentação. Suas igrejas ou obras de ministério tendem a prosperar, mas, infelizmente, o que faz com que eles cresçam é destrutivo para eles pessoalmente e às suas famílias.

Lutar contra esta tendência, trabalhando em divertindo a cada semana.
Cante músicas.
Dança um pouco.
Andar descalço na grama.
Monte um bicicleta.
Assista os tipos de filmes que você relaxar.
Dar um passeio no shopping com seu esposo com um copo grande de algo quente apenas para apreciar o puttering dele.
Ler os tipos de livros que o ajudam a tirar férias mental - não é algo sobre liderança ou ministério!

Não precisa ler líderes
Sendo muito impressionado com “líderes” aqueles que não são líderes realmente espirituais, mas apenas possuir os sinais exteriores de sucesso. Este é um erro comum cometido por líderes top-shelf da igreja como eles constroem igrejas cada vez maiores. Um CEO, ou COO ou C-O que pode parecer bom no papel, mas eu vi uma e outra vez que as pessoas que se encaixam nessa categoria não necessariamente andar no Espírito. They can easily make decisions based on outward, negócios como, "Sabedoria do mundo", como Paulo escreveu. Infelizmente, porque essas pessoas são muitas vezes mal ensinou as Escrituras as suas decisões não são necessariamente bem cingido em princípios bíblicos.

Não confiando em sua equipe o suficiente
Não importa o quanto você pode ter sido ferido por outros no passado, seu nível de sucesso está ligada à sua capacidade de equipa com os outros. Você habilidades pessoais e gifting irá levá-lo apenas na medida. Você terá início mais cedo do que mais tarde. O chamado Princípio de Peter vai chutar - a posição de entrar em um papel que está além de sua capacidade de desempenhar adequadamente, em seguida, sendo então preso no medo de ser honesto o suficiente para admitir o seu fracasso, você ficar preso indefinidamente. A saída para esse cenário é a construção de uma grande equipe.

Confiando alguns muito
Entre estes dois pecados, Eu não tenho certeza de qual lado do barco é o mais arriscado um ir ao mar com. Eu cometi dois erros e viveu para arrepender-los muito.

Quando você confia em alguns demais você vai acabar remoção de pelo menos uma medida de sua confiança em Deus. Há somente tanto peso de confiança em seu coração para dar a volta.

Quando você "overtrust" pessoas, será difícil para o adequado colocar a sua confiança em Deus.

Pare de dizer "sem igreja"? por Stephen Gray

Eu tive uma conversa muito interessante com um colega recentemente (Darrell MacLearn) sobre o uso do termo "sem igreja" para descrever uma pessoa. É um termo preferido entre a maioria de nós no mundo da igreja. Mas, devemos usar o termo para descrever aqueles que estão fora da igreja?

Primeiro, vamos definir a terminologia. When most of us refer to the church, in theory we mean “the people of God,” however in our practice we often refer to the “Unchurched” to refer to those who have not entered into the doors of our location, place of meeting or at least someone’s place of meeting. Usually the term “unchurched” focuses in on conventional models of “church” and builds a case for doing it another way. In doing so, even those who look to another mode of “church” have reduced the use of the term unchurched to a program or method of operations. Does that make sense?

If that is the case, then we are saying, “If you fall into my node, method and style of “church” then you are good.” Ainda, we all know that there are many in today’s church (conventional way of speaking) who are not Christians. By using the term, are we inferring that if someone is no longer “unchurched” then they are ok? Could someone who attends our church become churched and yet unchristian? The quick answer is “Of course!" (if you are using the term church incorrectly). Darrell was right!

Secondly, as my colleague shared, speaking to someone about being unchurched is like saying they are “un-bingoed,” and our goal is to make them Bingo players and therefore bingoed. The goal has little to do with their soul. As long as they are bingoed, they are ok. So the goal becomes to get people “churched” and less focus is placed on life-transformation.

Ben Sigman, pastor of Timberlake Church and a good friend of mine said, “We should stop using unbiblical terms to define the church, like attractional and missional, which you fidn no where in scripture, and instead talk about transformational churches.” It was a good point and one we should all pay attention too.

Maybe we should be careful as well using terms like “unchurched” and find a way to talk in terms of those not yet transformed by Jesus. That levels the playing field doesn’t it? What do you think?

Wrestling With Murphy Em Outreach Por Jon Allis

Eu tive o prazer de conhecer Steve Sjogren em uma conferência patrocinada ele no Kings Island Inn em 1989. Eu deveria saber que algo estava acontecendo quando eu perdi um dos meus 2 dentes da frente configurar o equipamento de som (uma história para outra altura, but feel free to insert your favorite hillbilly joke here. That began a decade’s long friendship. The coffee we shared spurred great conversations and stories from Steve. His passion helped me both recognize where God had already been developing a servant’s heart in me and inspired me to begin intentionally leading others to love those around us. Here is one of the lessons I have learned that keeps me in the game 25 years later.

This was something I first heard from Steve, but it has played out in one way or another in every project I have participated in. “When you move into servant evangelism you will bump into Murphy’s Law…no, you will move into Murphy’s country!"

It seems that loving your neighbor as yourself is actually difficult – that all that can go wrong tends to go wrong. It’s weird – it didn’t seem so hard when Jesus talked about loving our neighbors.

I actually thought I was getting off easy! Every time we choose to trust Jesus and operate in the gift of the Spirit, LOVE (yes singular, because absolutely every follower of Jesus gets this one!) the Enemy is right there to make sure we don’t like it. If we did like it, we might recognize God’s power is revealed in love, and we might start to share it like it made a difference and actually change the world. To prevent this, our enemy makes sure that Murphy’s Law is powerfully at work through various circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes from the get go so we are frustrated from the get go.

Murphy showed up at the very first outreach I did with Steve at the Cincinnati Vineyard. They were hosting a free carwash (that actually was free—back in the day when that was novel) at Jenny’s Sports Bar on Route 42. I jumped in with both feet and started working hard. I got hot enough that spring day to shed my t-shirt (not nearly as terrifying an image 25 anos atrás) as I pressed into washing fenders, hoods and bumpers. As we began to clean up I started looking for my white t-shirt, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I finally wandered over to the rag pile and there it was. Someone had used it to polish brake dust from at least a dozen rims. I wrung it out and considered this reward for my labor. Later though 2 stories circulated that made me realize that I would gladly give my shirt every time we served to see God’s love revealed like that.

That experience helped me realize that to deal with Mr. Murphy and not give up we must be both hard and soft. We must be hard to keep serving for the long haul. Hard to the outreach realities of circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes that Murphy employs. Dealing with Murphy requires that we develop a callous over the part of our heart that wants to be right, wants to be in control, wants to look good and most of all be successful. The bad news is that callous is developed the way all good callouses are – through repeatedly being pressed down, pushed on, rubbed and scraped. In a deep sense we need to become hard to the awkward feelings of being foolish, unappreciated and embarrassed. I believe this sacrifice is a pleasing fragrance to our God. If we can grow hard, develop this ability to embrace Murphy, we can enjoy a long season of loving our community into relationship with Jesus.

We must also stay soft. Soft to the voices of those we are serving and those we are serving with. The breath of fresh air for me in this discipline of reaching out in service is the stories that capture a moment in the transformation process. Make time to listen every time you are serving. Whether it is a debrief over food after an event with your co-laborers or stopping your “kindness” to listen to one of the people you are working so hard to reach. Their stories are the catalog of the Holy Spirit’s work in and through you, in a tangible way, the very coming of His kingdom. Don’t be distracted by your work and miss this sweet fruit. As these stories are shared, they create energy for us to continue to reach out.

Love Strong.

Chave Evangelismo: Iniciar a conversa! por Broocks Arroz

Em meu artigo anterior “A evangelização não é apenas a relação” Eu alegou que não devemos hesitar em compartilhar o Evangelho, mesmo se não temos um relacionamento com a pessoa. Minha esperança é levar as pessoas a falar sobre o Evangelho. Sim, pregar o Evangelho àqueles que entram em contato com.

Se tentarmos construir um relacionamento genuíno com alguém e deixar de mencionar a nossa fé seja uma das duas coisas é verdade. Ou essa relação não é muito profundo ou nossa fé não é .

Ainda, grandes ganhadores de almas também são relacionalmente inteligente. Eles são bons em conversas de partida que, eventualmente, levar a Deus e ao Evangelho. Também é importante lembrar que o evangelismo envolve escuta, não apenas falar.

A princípio eu gostaria de introduzir é chamado SALT: Suma conversa torta, Aperguntas sk, Odeus, e depois Tell a história.

Em muitos casos, quando se procura maneiras de engajar os incrédulos, é fundamental para fazer-lhes perguntas e, em seguida, realmente ouvir antes de apresentar o Evangelho. Quanto mais você ouvir a opinião dos outros ou a falta dela, mais eles vão ouvir quando você contar a história do Evangelho e como ele tem impactado você.

Pessoas que nunca vi mais abertos a discutir coisas Deus e espirituais como estão agora - tanto quanto iniciar uma conversa vai. Apenas lembre-se de respeitar a pessoa que você está falando, ouvindo atentamente o que eles dizem. Você será espantado em como eles retornam a favor.

Nós desenvolvemos uma ferramenta para ajudá-lo a se envolver aqueles que o rodeiam, desta forma. É chamado O teste de Deus. Para obter mais informações, visite GodTest.Org ou RiceBroocks.Com