February 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

God is on the move!  As you read this, Pastor Walt, Pastor Tom and Shoreline Church’s Outreach Pastor, John Houseman, will have begun their journey home from three weeks of teaching in India and Sri Lanka.  God has opened the doors through our partners in this region to present five Organic Outreach Intensive Trainings to pastors in need of encouragement …

Love That Risks

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

In Jesus’ day, there were many cultural barriers between various groups of people.  Jews had no dealing with Gentiles.  Most men would not speak with women in public.  No one wanted to be seen with a tax collector.  And no right-thinking person would speak with or dare to touch a person with leprosy.  In other words, there was a huge …

The Value of Outreach Innovation

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Churches that want to effectively impact the world around them will celebrate experimentation and nurture risk-takers. We must create an atmosphere in our churches in which people are free to try new outreach opportunities without fear of failure. The work of the church is so important that we should be willing to fail, even a thousand times, if that is …

January 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Well, we have made it through another calendar year.  I suspect many of you – just like me – are looking forward to a return of ‘normalcy’ – whatever that is – recovering from overindulgence of goodies and an overflow of interactions.  As the dust settles on 2017 and we venture into 2018, I encourage you to take a season …

Christmas Outreach Survey

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

The Christmas season is an excellent time to share the Gospel.  We’d love to learn more about what your church planned in order to reach out to your community.  Please complete our short survey so we can learn how you embraced this opportunity.  Access the survey here.

Sharing the Gospel

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

My professor presented the class with our assignment for the weekend.  We were asked to write how we would present the gospel message to a 5-year-old.  I breathed a sigh of relief.  Finally, a weekend assignment that would be quick and easy. In my undergraduate work I had done a degree in Elementary Education.  I could certainly express the message …

December 2017 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

December is here, which means Christmas is directly ahead in the crosshairs and the 2017 Organic Outreach Intensive and Conference is in the rear-view mirror.  With the actual events behind us, one of the closing encouragements given to those who attended was to carry the momentum and enthusiasm forward.  Outreach is not something that will spontaneously combust into a roaring …

2018 Organic Outreach Training Events

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

If attending the Organic Outreach Conference once a year is not enough for you, we’ve got great news!  The conference team is pleased to announce that beginning in 2018 we will offer not one, but TWO Organic Outreach Training Events.  These one-day conferences will feature three main sessions, two breakout sessions and lunch.   The Gospel and Justice | Joshua …

Announcing the 2018 Intensive Training Opportunities

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

If you have not previously attended an Organic Outreach Intensive, we have several opportunities in 2018 and would love to have you join us.   March 21-22 | Decatur, IL April 26-27 | Hudsonville, MI May 21-22 | Monterey, CA June 26-27 | Oklahoma City, OK October 11-12 | Monterey, CA Click here for information and to register. The Organic …

You Can’t Lead What You Don’t Live

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

My dad looked me straight in the eyes and said, “I’m telling you, son, never smoke. It is a terrible habit.” He was serious. He was firm. He was also holding a lit cigarette in his right hand as he lectured me. I had watched my dad develop a three-pack-a-day smoking addiction for my whole life. Take a wild guess …