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 …

June 2018 Issue

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Organic Outreach International newsletter! This month you will find an article by Adam Barr – the first in a series he will contribute titled Redeeming Words. This series will explore some keywords that have very different meanings when used by biblical Christians on one hand and post-Christian unbelievers on the other. Words …

Redeeming Words

In Uncategorized by Robin Maguire

One of my favorite life experiences has been traveling with my father internationally. My dad has a way of relating that helps most people feel immediately connected to him. It is especially fun to watch him learn a few words from the local language and employ them to the hilt. He can get miles out of a short turn of …

The Heart of the Church

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Not only do we need to make seismic shifts to move our personal lives from us to them but we also need to do this in the church.  Entire congregations can function in a way that says, “We are here for us. Everyone else stay away.” Or they can establish patterns that show warmth and an inviting spirit that says, …

May 2018 Issue

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …