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.

12 Coisas Sua Igreja precisa saber ... por Steve Sjogren

... Por vezes é 12 meses de idade


1. Don’t take yourselves too seriously
You are important to God. Não é o suficiente para saber que, sem a necessidade de provar o tempo todo? Caminhe em humildade. Obedecer. Mantenha-se em sintonia com o Espírito.

2. Outreach is your lifeblood
It’s tempting to settle in on the point of problem centeredness, especially if you’ve had a modicum of success. People will ask that you “pastor” them instead of persevering instead of living out your roles as Evangelists. Pastoring at that point is a trap! Don’t fall for it. Tell people to go to counseling who need help. Pray for them while you stand up after a gathering. Don’t you dare see them more than once in the name of ministering to them.

3. There’s always a process to what you’re doing
God is at work with your people and those you seek to reach. God is continually doing something though we are sometimes frustrated with his timetable. Our desire is for details to work out quickly. None of us are naturally patient, but then again God’s work is more stable than ours.

4. As you serve a powerful spiritual atmosphere is created inside and outside your church
As you consistently love, serve and show generosity to outsiders you build an almost tactile reality around your church that impacts others that has a profound spiritual effect on others at dimensions that are difficult to easily see or measure on the surface of things but is real just the same.

As people nearby experience this they will change their perceptions about God and recognize that he is positive – not negative, loving – not necessarily judgmental.

As you serve you are also going to shape the spiritual atmosphere inside your church community as you walk out the heart of God. Your people will see that serving is part and parcel of the normal Christian life.

5. Others are more important than your venture
Don’t worry about your success. As you serve, God will show up in your midst. His presence is the greatest guarantee of success.

6. It’s vital to teach on living generously if vision is to succeed
People will tell you they like your church because you don’t talk about money “all the time like other churches.” It’s tempting to fall into the trap of under emphasizing this vital topic. Of course, your people need to be challenged. Deep down they crave this instruction for their growth’s sake.

7. A vision for church planting
Set a goal from the beginning of your launch as to how many and how fast you will produce your first of several plants. Talk about that frequently from the front…with a smile of faith!

8. See the city as your mission field
World missions are great but God is first interested in capturing the hearts of your church with the immediate. The “ends of the earth” is safe because all it requires is a check and an occasional prayer. God has in mind that your “Jerusalem” will come before the ends of the earth. Serve them. Care for the poor down the street in practical ways. Pray for them door to door in ten-second segments.

9. Worship stirs the presence of the Spirit
One of the top couple of necessities for success is Spirit-inspired worship. If your worship doesn’t bring the presence of the Spirit then change it until it until it does. You won’t succeed in much else till you do.

10. Ministry to the poor is basic to a discipleship
We are all – 100% of us – are called to care for the Poor in some way. Ministry to the Poor is part of any outreach emphasis. I highly recommend you make this a vital part of your initial foray into the community. No matter where you live in the world there are people in need within a 15-minute drive, if not next door.

11. If you don’t make outreach the focus it won’t be any of focus
That’s just the way it works. Outreach will be relegated to a program side by side with ushering, working in the parking lot and making coffee with about as much passion as the other ones mentioned above. It will be an utterly ineffective token effort that is in place for members to point as something that says their church cares about the Lost even though everyone knows there’s nothing effective being accomplished.

12. The way your senior leader(com) live and model ministry (and life!) is the greatest determiner as to how the local church will approach discipleship
Your church is like a flock of geese flying in formation on a journey. At the tip of the flock is a lead goose directing the rest toward in a certain direction. Where that leader goes, the rest of the formation follows. It’s a simple principle. Like it or not, the leader is carefully followed whether the rest of the flock understands the principle or not. It’s intuitive.

Regardless of that leader’s natural inclination, it’s vital that they become the person the flock needs in order to grow. Any person – any leader – can change by merely determining to change. It’s a matter of making a decision then leaning into the empowering of the Spirit for change to happen. God will show up and empower that decision. It is easy for a leader to cop out by thinking they don’t possess the needed gifts in the area where help is needed. As that leader merely shows up with an available attitude God will provide the needed gifts, energy and physical resources. As St. John of the Cross said, “Where there is no love, bring love, and there will be love.”

Por Gentileza? É naturalmente sobrenatural de Steve Sjogren

Há muita conversa hoje em dia sobre a palavra “Tipo.” Há conversas muito estes dias, de facto, pode-se pensar mesmo a bondade é um atributo humano. Muito parecido com o amor. Com ambas as idéias / palavras, há dymensions da ideia. Com tanto, o conceito tem sido tão diluída, it is becoming difficult to nail down what is meant when people use the word in conversation.

As a word smith, I move we take the time to clarify this powerful word, AND we honor term that is of such enduring significance, it nearly belongs on the Periodic Chart of elements – on the bottom part of that chart if you are familiar with that from a chemistry class. That part of the chart deals with elements that endure for such long time frames we refer to them as having “Half Lives.” When humans touch such elements, there is no missing that one has been touched. Life will never be the same when anything with a half-life has touched our lives. Such is the power of kindness.

Kindness is everlasting. It is! A touch of kindness goes on eternally. When one has experienced an act of kindness – you have been served or you have served others – that touch, that expression will echo all hearts involved for the rest of earthly life. How is this possible? As Jesus said, “With man, this is cannot be done, but with God all things all things are possible.” Kindness is from God. Human effort cannot produce kindness. True kindness never has originated from man apart from God and it never will. Only as God’s kindness flows through available people can anyone experience true kindness.

Kindness is Naturally Supernatural

What humans often confuse with with true kindness is actually ‘Niceness.’ Niceness is great. Hurrah for niceeness! There are far worse things for one to be caught up with than niceness. Make no mistake however – human niceness is utterly different than the kindness of God.

The Apostle Paul clarifies the untangled way of kindness in this verse:

“God’s kindness leads to a radical life change…” Romans 2:4, The Message Version

“God’s kindness”

If you have lived more than a decade, you hopefully have discovered that those things that last originate from God. The temporal is apart from God’s eternal strength.

“Radical life change”

When God changes a life, that life changes for real and for the endurance. That change occurs from the inside out. This is no self-imposed attempt at self-betterment. This is no resolution. This is no ‘I’ll never again’ try harder self-help. God has mercy on us by doing what we could not accomplish in a thousand lifetimes of a grand effort.

Kindness is contageous

The kindness of God Paul refers to flows from one human to another. God is by nature kind among other aspects of his diverse character. The scriptures clarify when God changes a person’s life, a new normal way of living begins. Our bodies look the same, but spiritually we are transformed. We are converted. We are turned inside out. Entirely new ways of living and seeing occur. One of the primary overflows of that life is kindness. The kindness of God himself. (Galatians 5:22, 23)

God invites us to jump onboard!

Once we click into the kindness of God, at whatever point in our journey in life – time of following Jesus, it is as though blinders fall from our eyes. In my life, though I had followed ‘Hard after God’ I had never picked up on the many verses that illustrate the concepts shared in this article alone. I hear this story each day several times via emails and texts – “I can’t believe I never got it before now! How could I have not seen those verses? I’m onboard now. I want to move forward – I want to serve, I want to live in the power of God’s kindness!"

There is a universal light bulb beginning to blink over hundreds of leaders worldwide. The conclusion being discovered is: “We need to show our culture the reality of God. Information without first providing credibility does not work.” This credibility building sequence is the way life has worked for all people of all time of all cultures. This simple request is reasonable. Jesus operated from this perspective.

Let’s begin to live from this new normal way of life as well!

4 Movimentos que protegem contra Burnout por Steve Sjogren

Burnout é um problema normal com qualquer um que alcança. Jesus estava em quase contínuo modo de divulgação em seu ministério de três anos para que ele achou necessário tomar uma série de mentalidades, a fim de viver com centralidade espiritual. Aqui estão alguns dos pontos de Jesus de vista que você pode encontrar encorajador.

Define for your assignment.
Invite God to clarify the specifics of your calling. Listen in. Take notes. God tends to speak the most clearly to me in two settings – as I wake up and as I drive. A friend suggested someone drive me around and I take short naps throughout the day in order to hear from the Lord a lot. Maybe we can try that sometime. Figure out what your primo setting is and reproduce that as often as you can. God is more interested in speaking to you than you are in hearing from him.

Focus on the outcome.
It’s easy to grow frustrated with the burdens and details of the present. We frequently hear encouragement as to the importance of aiming on the immediate only. When it comes to outreach it’s not that way. There are times when it is best to look ahead. Scripture says that Jesus endured hardship for the joy that was set before him. We are wise to follow his lead.

Flow…Give Up On Struggling
One of the most frustrating assignments in the world is the sense that we are responsible to create a spiritual result. We are incapable of making something happen in the spiritual realm – that is the work of the Holy Spirit. Our role, like Paul’s, is to plant and water what God has already begun in others’ lives. Walk in sensitivity to what God is up to. It’s usually not all that difficult to see what he’s up to. Go where the joy, the passion, the energy is. It is exciting to be in the midst of where the Spirit is at work. Find that sweet spot and live there.

Be unique.
Look for the specifics God has for you whether you’ve seen anyone else walk there or not. Perhaps there are new approaches to ministry God has in mind for you to carry out that no one else is doing. Be bold! You may think you need permission to step out. In many cases that’s not the case. You’d be surprised how often those you think you need to clear things with will be overjoyed when you simply try something new then show them the results afterwards. Nearly always you’ll receive a standing ovation!

5 Lançamento Lições de Johnny Appleseed por Steve Sjogren

John Chapman, conhecido como o lendário "Johnny Appleseed" era um missionário que estendeu a mão para os nativos americanos no Vale de Ohio no início de 1800.

Ele tinha Ferramentas simples

Sua ferramenta principal era plantar uma vara! Você tem um pedaço de pau? Quando sua vara atual desgastou ele encontrou um novo carregador. Ouvi recentemente através da videira que gruda ainda são fáceis de encontrar!

O mais elaborado fazemos nossos planos o mais provável é que vamos falhar.

Ele ouviu o convite

Ele pegou a convite do Pai para cumprir a sua missão de vida, portanto, quando as coisas ficaram difíceis, ele foi capaz de voltar ao começo de tudo quando Deus falou com ele inequivocamente para sair em primeiro lugar.

Ele não falou sobre Outreach, Fê Outreach

Johnny entendido é sobre ativismo, não meras palavras, nem estudo preparação contínua, nem o acumular de notebooks mais legais da conferência. Ele era tudo sobre a tomada de riscos e ficar lá fora. Se ele estivesse vivo em 2012 seu lema seria, "Schmissional Missional! Pare a conversa incessante, deixar de ser uma galinha e fazê-lo apenas pelo amor de Deus!"

Fê Pequenas Coisas

Não é preciso muito para mudar o mundo. Uma pequena semente de maçã cresce na maior árvore frutífera no mundo das plantas que irão suportar milhares de maçãs.

Ele foi fiel

Ele estava todo de! Ele queimou suas pontes. Não houve retorno.

Ele viu o potencial no Reino Fé

Alguns acham difícil, se não impossível, para fazer o ministério de Johnny, porque era a longo prazo e não imediatamente cumprindo. Ele foi chamado por Deus para fazer algo grande, mas algo que não iria suportar totalmente fruto em sua vida.

Cada semente estava destinada a produzir uma árvore surpreendente que produzem milhares de maçãs para a glória de Deus. Leva o tipo de fé só Deus pode fornecer a viver a partir dessa perspectiva. Não podemos trabalhar que até. "Deus nos capacitar a capacidade de ouvir o seu chamado, independentemente da altura ".

Com ministério evangelismo servo do fruto leva um tempo para acontecer, mas garantido, mas quando uma igreja permanece fiel para servir fortemente e mostrar generosidade para com a sua comunidade circundante, resultados surpreendentes virá.

Qualquer um pode contar o número de sementes em uma maçã,
Mas só Deus pode contar o número de maçãs em uma semente.

Robert H. Schuller

5 Formas de melhorar a Momentum Outreach por Steve Sjogren

Momentum é uma coisa sagrada. It can be blessed to increase or it can be messed with and diminish if we take it for granted. Quando isso está acontecendo todos nós sorriso, celebramos e olhar muito inteligente. If we are wise we will learn to walk in tune with God’s Spirit regardless of ever-changing external factors.

It is the will of God that his church be continually marked with the presence of his Spirit, which is the force of outreach momentum. Here are some barriers to our momentum.

Momentum is impaired when we allow scaredy cats to speak up.

You can avoid this by going out after an outreach and spending time doing a downloading time.

Momentum is impaired when there is too much talk about money.

A spirit of fear will kill enthusiasm for outreach. Church leadership can begin to think they can’t afford to reach out.

Momentum is impaired when we talk or plan incessantly.

Momentum is impaired when we model outreach with only people who are highly gifted.

Put forward people who are highly gifted and you will intimidate the majority of your congregation.

Momentum is impaired when we do outreach that is too costly.

If what we do is out of the reach of our people we are going to perpetuate a model that only pushes people away from usefulness.

Let’s switch gears a bit. How can we move toward the positive and launch out into what will stir up momentum?

1. Let’s show what’s happening through outreach.

  • Video
  • Site
  • Pictures

2. Let’s gossip what’s happening through outreach.

  • Convey stories throughout the church.

3. Let’s convey the doable-ness of kindness outreach as creatively as you can.

4. Let’s play with words.

  • The “E” word intimidates many. Consider using the term “Kindness Outreach.”

5. Let’s give testimony about former fearful who risked by reaching out and found outreach surprisingly fun.

  • Stories are powerful, especially when conveyed by people others have known to be timid.

For the full version of this article check out ServeCoach.com.

5.5 Coisas Para Fazer Quando Rejeitado On An Outreach por Steve Sjogren

Não importa o quão duro você tente entrar em toda como uma pessoa "segura" para aqueles que você chegar a, alguns não irá receber a sua oferta de serviço. Isso é uma realidade inalterável. Mas não se preocupe. Existem alguns passos comprovados que eu encontrei que funcionam bem para lidar com pessoas difíceis.

1. The Forrest Gump-Andy Griffith Response.
It’s never a good idea to return fire with fire. Em vez, put on a combination smile and blank response. You might practice this response with others on your team. You might be more of a natural arguer – that’s my natural inclination but it doesn’t work well. I’ve managed to abate other’s anger thrown my way many times and in fact I’ve been able to later return to the same place with the same personnel and find them willing to allow us to serve them!

2. Keep on keeping on.
The one thing we can’t entertain is the possibility of giving up. The end of Paul’s verse above regarding giving up is the quip, “for we shall reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Keep that promise in your heart. There is a harvest before you and your team. Remind your team that we are doing something that blesses the heart of God. When we reach out we are doing the ministry of Jesus – that is amazing!

3. Realize what is happening beneath the surface with those you serve.
Sometimes the most angry, nearly violent responses come from the very people who are being the most profoundly worked on the most by the Spirit of God. Keep that fact before you. If people are lackadaisical, ho hum regarding your outreach attempts you might be register with their souls. Remind your team that they need to proceed by faith, not sight, and serve with enthusiasm regardless of the surface of response.

4. Release the hound of heaven on them.
Francis Thompson wrote a poem with this title about the pursuit of the Holy Spirit – how he pursues people with power and faithfulness. When we serve, according to Paul in Romans 2:4, “the kindness of God leads to repentance.” Something supernatural is released upon their lives. It’s not our job to make sure everyone we reach out to is efficiently followed up on. If you read the Book of Acts it is obvious that many of those exposed to the Gospel were followed up on by the Holy Spirit in sovereign ways that only God could arrange. Em outras palavras, don’t sweat it! Your extra efforts won’t change things in any case. It is the ministry of the Spirit to see to it that people come into the Kingdom, not yours. Do what you can, then relax, smile and continue to plant, water and harvest as the opportunity presents itself.

5. Tell your story!
Chances are some haven’t had a 100% successful day of outreach. Sometimes an encouraging conversation will un-empower the work of the Enemy that might otherwise scare the daylights out of people. A friendly sharing time will allow them to realize they didn’t fail but that it was probably just that the person they connected with who was having a bad day.

5.5 Eat a taco.
Stop at Taco Bell (or wherever) and connect with others on your team and download regarding your outreach experiences regarding what happened. Why a taco versus a burger at Wendy’s? You can eat like a king at Taco Bell for about $1.95!