Outreach

New Churches Touching the World

By Gary Rohrmayer

At Converge MidAmerica we believe that planting new churches is key to touching the world with the love of Jesus. Our desire is that each new church planted becomes a mission outpost in fulfilling Jesus mandate in Acts 1:8 - reaching their Jerusalem, their Judea, their Samaria and to the ends of the earth.  Indy Metro Church, Indianapolis, IN led by...

Knee High By The Fourth of July: Making Summer Productive

By Dick Loizeaux 

Growing up on a dairy farm, I never wondered why school let out for the summer. I knew why. I had to work. I had to work hard cultivating, harvesting, and storing the hay and corn.  You see, harvesting is time sensitive.  If the hay or corn is harvested too early you reduce the volume, the quantity of the harvest. If it is harvested too late you lose the nutrients, the quality of the harvest. If the corn isn’t...

Four Things You can do to Keep Your Easter Crowd

By Gary Rohrmayer

Every church has a First Impressions Team. Those who welcome, greet and serve all who attend your public gatherings. But how many churches have a Second Touch Team; those who are responsible for following up and seeking to connect those new attenders into the life of the church.

Every pastor gets frustrated with the lack of retention from the Easter outreach. The development of a...

Why Evangelism Tools Succeed or Fail

By Dick Loizeaux

I have a dinner knife with a bent blade in our silverware drawer. Someone (who shall
remain nameless) tried to use it as a screwdriver. The dinner knife did not remove the screw. The screw damaged the knife. Because dinner knives are not designed to remove screws. 

Pastor’s Tool Time lesson: Using an evangelism tool to accomplish a job it was...

Raising Your Evangelistic Temperature

By Gary Rohrmayer

If a leader is going to raise the evangelistic temperature of their church they will first need to understand the three spheres of outreach:

  • Level 1: These are people who know the pastor and the name of the new church.  This is accomplished through networking and the personal ministry of the pastor and their family.  The key concept here is...

Three Strategies of Outreach

By Gary Rohrmayer 

Last month we helped leaders understand the spheres of outreach that exists within their community. Today we are going to move from understanding to implementation. If we, as leaders, are going to create a system that will stimulate evangelistic activity throughout the local church then we will have to develop strategies for each sphere within our community. To help us think through the issues I forced...

From a Hot Dog Stand to a Car Dealership to a Church

By Allison Hurtado

The town of New Buffalo, Michigan, grows from 2000 people year-round to 11,000 during the summer months. For the past 27 years pastor Jeff Dryden has led Sawyer Highlands Church, in another small town just 10 miles away. He saw an opportunity to start an outdoor service in New Buffalo during the summer to reach vacationers from nearby Chicago and Indianapolis. The unique dynamics of the town and...

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