Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for outreach & missions help outreach leaders in churches face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, outreach pastors need leadership resources and outreach resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. is dedicated to providing resources and information for every outreach pastor and leader. If you serve on a church staff as a leader of outreach ministries, you’ll find must-have outreach resources and connections to a community of outreach leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Outreach leaders from every denomination find articles for outreach & missions, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at Join millions of leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church outreach leadership. Leading your outreach ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

Over 2,800 Participating in Back to Church Sunday

More than 2,800 churches are involved in inviting people to this special worship service on Sept. 12.

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura is a Latin phrase that literally means “By Scripture Alone.” Sola Scriptura is the doctrine that the Bible is the only infallible...

Perceptions of Islam Among Protestant Pastors

New data details the current views of Protestant pastors on Islam.

Reaching Young Adults

Use these tips to reach out to the 20-somethings in your local community.

For Boomers: Understanding Millennials

Millennials are more self-absorbed than Boomers.

Radical Missionary

In 1876, with 52 missionaries, CIM constituted one-fifth of the missionary force in China.

What Is God Doing in the Middle East?

Joel, what do you make of what’s happened recently in the Middle East? Did the Hizballah bombing surprise you? Historically, God has allowed wars and...

What We Miss When We Date the Church

(Chapter One of Stop Dating the Church—Fall in Love With the Family of God by Joshua Harris (Multnomah, 2006)) Jack and Grace met through a mutual friend....

Twenty Minutes Past the World

Real punches aren’t as sharp and clean as Hollywood makes them out to be. They’re much deeper, thicker. If you happen to hear them...

To Marry or Not to Marry …

Picture this: Jason and Ashli, an attractive, 20-something couple, contact you at the church. They’re nervous and excited at the same time. Hesitantly they...

The Ultimate Walk Across a Room

Ten thousand steps.   Roughly, that’s the distance you travel sunrise to sunset, each and every day of your life. It adds up to about 115,000...

Virtual Worlds Need Real Christians

This year, I’ve noticed a population boom among an unreached people group—and I'm pretty sure they're not on your missions calendar. Now numbering more...

Man of Peace

As rector and team leader of St. Thomas' Church ( in Sheffield, England, Mike Breen led the Anglican and Baptist congregation as it grew...

Hasidic Jews: Who are They?

Spelled Hassidic, Hasidic, Chassidic or Chasidic, over 300,000 such Jews reside in the New York metropolitan region. Though commonly referred to as ultra-Orthodox, Hassidic...

Good News Gone Bad?

Q. What do you believe is the greatest evangelical challenge we face today? A. I believe what’s difficult about evangelizing today is what’s always been...

World Wide Witness

My, how things have changed! Examine today’s missional landscape and you’ll find pastors across the world blogging, church members taking “virtual mission trips” to...

Voices of the Next Generation

Outreach magazine speaks with Chris Seay and Matt Hammett to get their take on outreach and its changing role in next generation ministry.

VBS 2005: A Neighborhood Revolution

It began in the late 19th century. Mrs. Walker Aylette Hawes of New York City’s Epiphany Baptist Church noticed an increasing number of immigrant...

The Thrill of the Mission

Imagine one night your phone rings, disturbing you from your third straight hour of TV. You debate whether it’s worth the energy to reach...

The B-I-B-L-E…That’s the…Book for Me!

It was five years ago as a sophomore at Texas Tech University that Bryan Smitz first shared his faith with his college roommate, Alan....

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Pastor Helps Rescue Girl: ‘God literally led us’ to Her

A pastor who helped to rescue an eight-year-old girl kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday says that he is no hero, but that God did use him. Pastor Jeff King believes that, after several hours of searching, God led him and his friend to the hotel where the girl’s assailant was keeping her.

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Anthony Thompson: What Happened When I Forgave My Wife’s Murderer

The Emanuel AME church shooting cut short the lives of nine people. Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra. He was also the first to publicly offer the shooter, Dylann Roof, forgiveness.