New Organic Outreach Podcast!

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We’re excited to announce that the newest podcast has been posted! Our guest really needs no introduction. His writings and resources have influenced millions of people to consider and reckon with the claims of the Gospel. They have led people to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. And they have helped Christians everywhere to live a more confident faith. We’re talking …

Ten Tough Questions

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Life as a pastor can be fascinating, demanding, confusing and confounding. In the end, I can say with confidence: It is also profoundly rewarding. At the very center of my work is the opportunity to speak into people’s lives and walk beside them through the journey we all take towards eternity. As a pastor, I’ve had to respond to some …

Increasing Your Ability to Influence (Part 2)

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Effectively Leading Meetings to Influence Influencing doesn’t just happen, even by those who possess natural strengths in this area. It takes time to plan and strategize, as we discussed in my previous article. Last time we looked at some pre-meeting strategies for influencing your board. Success also requires bringing your best game to the meeting itself. This isn’t rocket science, …

December 2018 Issue

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Welcome to the December 2018 issue of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! Pastor Adam Barr shares the final installment in the Redeeming Words series with a focus on the definition of Authentic. It is not that our culture fails to grasp the basic meaning. We all know that “authentic” means “real, true, not counterfeit.” The problem is this: Our world …

Redeeming Words: Authentic

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This is our final installment in the Redeeming Words series. Along the way, we have been asking and answering a simple question: How are world-shaping words defined differently in the Bible and in our post-Christian world? We have looked at words like Faith, Truth, Heaven, Tolerance, and Compassion and have seen how the Bible defines such words in a very different …

Intentional Invitation

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As I engage in conversations with pastors and church leaders around the approaching (Whoops! – already upon us!) Christmas season, invariably the question is asked – “How can we most effectively engage this Christmas season to achieve the greatest outreach impact?” I have two responses that immediately come out. The first one is directly applicable to how we handle this …

Organic Outreach Podcast

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We’ve published Episode Six: Praying with Eyes Wide Open, featuring an interview with Sherry Harney, the co-founder of Organic Outreach International. At the very center of Organic Outreach is a priority on prayer. That is where our hearts are joined to God’s heart, receiving his passion for reaching lost people. The question is, how can we make prayer a bigger …

November 2018 Issue

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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 …