May 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

God is on the move! Pastor Walt, Pastor Kevin and Sherry had the privilege of presenting the Organic Outreach Intensive Training in Hudsonville, Michigan this past week.  The training was followed by a one-day Organic Outreach Conference. We’d like to sincerely thank Daybreak Church for hosting the events. Please continue to pray for the outreach movement in Michigan and the …

Evangelism and Discipleship Are Not Friends

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

I have lost count of the conversations I have had with leaders who are struggling to understand the relationship of evangelism and discipleship in the local church.  Many people I meet seem to believe these two parts of the church’s ministry are enemies… or at least rivals. There is a sense that one of these two values and practices must …

Learning from Industry: Addressing Resistance to Programs

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

There are many parallels between churches implementing Organic Outreach and businesses harnessing the power of teams. Why? They are both undertaking organizational change efforts, which is one of the most difficult challenges for any leader. While the organizations have different missions, both involve people who often resist change. As team-based organizations have been attempted for several decades now, we have …

Video Study Sale

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

April 23-27: Enjoy 55% off the video lecture set, Organic Outreach Video Study and Organic Outreach for Churches Video Study. Visit ZondervanAcademic.com/Lectures to order. Hurry…the offer is available only through April 27, 2018.

April 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Pastor Walt and Pastor Kevin have just returned from the Organic Outreach Intensive Training in Illinois.  They were joined by over 100 Nazarene pastors and leaders for two days of learning and inspiration. Please pray for the outreach movement in the Midwest as these leaders begin the work of infusing Organic Outreach into the DNA of their churches. In this …

Loving Justice

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Are God’s love and justice opposed to each other? Some people seem to think so. As if God has a split personality, waking up some mornings “all about love” – a happy hippie spinning through the fields, smelling the flowers and exclaiming, Isn’t life so great? You’re all so beautiful! Then there are His bad days, when He wakes up …

Building Bridges in a Post-Christian Culture

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

In 2005, my young family moved from Philadelphia, PA (where I had been working towards a Ph.D. in apologetics) to Wyoming, MI. We set up camp in a shoebox house on Hubal Ave. In fact, believe it or not, the day we moved in, Kevin Harney and his sons showed up and helped us unload our moving van! I’ll never …

March 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

The next few months are already shaping up to be a very busy time for the Organic Outreach International team!  Pastor Walt, Pastor Kevin and Sherry are gearing up for an Intensive Training in Decatur, Illinois in a few weeks.  Pastor Walt will be teaching in Alaska in early April, followed by the team traveling to Daybreak Church in Hudsonville, …

Organic Outreach in India and Sri Lanka

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Three weeks on the road with three primary destinations and one mission – advancing the Kingdom of God.  Pastors Tom Green, John Houseman and I set out to conduct a total of five 2-day Organic Outreach Intensive Trainings for pastors in Pagidyala (southeast of Hyderabad) and Visakhapatnam, India, and Rakwana, Sri Lanka.  We had a general sense of how we …

The Intensive Does What No Book Can

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

When I wanted to figure skate in my 20’s, I bought ice skates and a book. The book was well-written, complete with pics and detailed explanations. While it helped me with Figure 8’s, I don’t think I would have ever landed jumps successfully until I took lessons and hired a coach. Having a live experience, versus simply reading, accelerated my …