Kevin Harney diagnoses this problem and offers guidance for multiplying the outreach impact of churches. Organic Outreach for Churches provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church.
Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and prayers to missions or holding occasional events to reach out (although these things are good). Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry and the commitment of every person in the congregation. This will not happen accidentally. There is huge spiritual and practical resistance to such changes. But the only way evangelism will become an organic part of a church is when every leader and each member is gripped by a commitment to proclaiming the gospel.
This book is a roadmap for pastors and leaders who wish to infuse evangelistic passion into every aspect of their church's life.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 The Heart of Your Congregation
1 Loving God: Without This, Nothing Else Matters 21
2 Loving the World: What Are You Willing to Sacrifice? 29
3 Loving the Church: An Essential but Often Missing Piece 43
Part 2 The Mind of Your Congregation
4 Seven Simple Mind Shifts That Unlock Outreach Potential 61
5 Beyond Pushpins and Committees to Organic Outreach 81
6 The Six Levels of Influence: Mobilizing the Whole Church for Outreach 97
7 Raising the Evangelistic Temperature: The One-Degree Rule 119
Part 3 The Hands of Your Congregation
8 The Two-Degree Rule: The Power of Vectoring 143
9 The Value of Innovation: Try Something 159
Part 4 The Mouth of Your Congregation
10 Faith Comes by Hearing: Who Will Speak? 175