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 …

November 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! Pastor Adam Barr presents his sixth article in the Redeeming Words series.  If we want to reach into this society that seems incapable of putting itself in each other’s shoes, it will take a healthy dose of compassion. It will not be enough to know we have been …

Redeeming Words: Compassion

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As the story of Jonah—the reluctant prophet—unfolds, we are not really sure whether to laugh, to cry or to jeer, are we? God calls this man to travel 500 hundred miles east, to the city of Nineveh. Instead, Jonah hops on a ship to travel to a city 2,500 miles west—Joppa. When God acts, sending a storm to stop the …

Increasing Your Ability to Influence

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Getting Your Board on Board with some Pre-planning I was coaching a visionary executive director and she was telling me about her upcoming board meeting in two days. She was about to propose a new vision and a much larger budget to support a new five-year plan. My next question stopped her like a deer in headlights: “So what have …

Broken by Lostness, Proclaiming the Whole Truth

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Coming to Terms with “Lostness” Lostness is something we rather not think about, perhaps because it forces us to deal with the transcendent. Our general tendency is to live in the reality of this world. Indeed, our faithfulness is measured by our loving obedience to God in “this life”.  But the Bible is clear that the transcendent should drive our …

October 2018 Issue

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Welcome to the October 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! Pastor Adam Barr presents his fifth article in the Redeeming Words series. As we have seen, these words can be barriers or bridges to understanding, depending on whether we take time to make sure we’re speaking the same language. If we are not careful, confusion will prevail. The …

Redeeming Words: Tolerance

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In our post-Christian context, the words Christians use might not mean the same thing to us as they do to our unsaved friends. As believers, if we come to adopt a cultural understanding of certain words, we open ourselves up to confusion and even false ways of thinking about the Gospel. That is why we have been looking at some …

“Yes People” will Cripple Organic Outreach Part 2

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How to Foster Open Communication If you took the open communication diagnostics tool in my article in the July newsletter, you may have realized that possibly you are the emperor whom everyone told was wearing clothes, when in fact, he was not. Or perhaps you have someone who reports to you who is that emperor. Today, we will explore ways …

September 2018 Issue

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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

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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

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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 …