Welcome to the OOI Newsletter

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the OOI monthly newsletter.  We plan to keep these communications brief yet full of valuable information for individuals, as well as church and denominational leaders desiring to become more intentional in reaching out for God’s kingdom.  In addition to highlighting upcoming Organic Outreach events and training opportunities, we will bring you articles on the practical application of Organic …

September 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the August 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! September Video Update Pastor Adam Barr presents his fourth article in the Redeeming Words series. This month he discusses heaven from a Christian and cultural perspective. Read more… Pastor Walt discusses the importance of Level 3 to Level 4 influencing in fully implementing Organic Outreach in your church. …

Redeeming Words: Heaven

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

As we seek to share the Good News in our post-Christian context, we need to come to grips with something critical: While we might be using the same vocabulary as the world around us, they are probably using a radically different dictionary. In other words, the words we are using might not mean the same thing to us as they …

Six Levels of Outreach Influence: Level 3 to 4

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

In the operating system of Organic Outreach, six levels of outreach influence are identified.  Level 1 is God, who influences the Outreach Influence Team Leader (Level 2) through Scripture, Holy Spirit leading and time spent in prayer and preparation.  From here, it is pretty straight forward to continue the chain of influence down to Level 3 – the Outreach Influence …

August 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the August 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! Pastor Adam Barr presents his third article in the Redeeming Words series. This month he examines Christianity’s definition of truth and how it is used in post-Christian culture. Read more… The work of reaching out to our world is hard.  Let’s be honest, although every biblical Christian in …

Redeeming Words: Truth

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Redeeming Words: Truth Imagine this: You live in a world where scientists have perfected a virtual reality experience. You can step into this machine and be totally immersed in a world of sensory impressions, visuals, feelings and interactions. Within this world, there is no pain. There is amazing beauty. You will never feel discomfort or deal with tragedy. You will …

Rolling a Large Stone Up a Steep Hill

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

The work of reaching out to our world is hard.  Let’s be honest, although every biblical Christian in the world declares that sharing the message of God’s love is a priority, most of us have a hard time keeping this on the front burner.  Keeping our focus off ourselves and on those outside of God’s family is like rolling a …

July 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! Pastor Adam Barr presents his second article in the Redeeming Words series. This month he explores the differences between the Christian and post-Christian definitions of faith. Read more… In this issue, Loriana Sekarski brings the first in a two-part series on healthy organizational communication, a requirement for successful …

Redeeming Words: Faith

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Communication is at the heart of outreach. As we have been exploring, the early church spread like wildfire because it was able to build bridges of effective communication with their pre-Christian neighbors. We have also seen that, in our post-Christian world, people might use the same vocabulary we do. They use words like “faith” and “truth,” but they are using …

“Yes People” will Cripple Organic Outreach

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Does Your Team Confront Each Other with the Truth? This is the first of a two-part series on healthy organizational communication, a requirement for successful implementation of Organic Outreach principles. I’ve always loved the fable of the Emperor’s New Clothes. It was amusing, and it pulled me in and made me wonder: Was anyone going to tell the king he …

 The Grandmothers’ Journey

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

I had just settled into my seat on a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, on my way back from an Organic Outreach training event, when my seatmates came down the aisle.  They looked tired and worn – two women who appeared to be in their late 60’s or early 70’s. I stepped out into the aisle to let them …