Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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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....

The Art of the Gospel

"I have filled him with the spirit of God, with the skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts to make artistic designs."...

Talkin’ ’bout My Generation

When Cameron Strang started his company in April 2000, he found himself with three things: two interns, one employee, and no idea what he...

Swords Into Plowshares

In high school it seems like everyone has a claim to fame. Some people are known for their athletic abilities, some for their academic...

Strangers in the Land

In 1990, I moved my family from northern California to the west side of Chicago to establish a church for the unchurched. Even though...

Single Parent S.O.S.

Single mother of a toddler and three months pregnantwith her second child,Roxanne Baucum attendedher first single-parent family ministry meeting atCalvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale,...

Prayer: The Best Resource We’re Not Using

Every morning, just as the sun is rising, I kneel in prayer with thousands of my church members. During this time of daybreak prayer,...

Mission Hollywood

REWIND: APRIL 1902. On a mission to provide a wholesome environment for middle-class families in Los Angeles, storeowner Thomas Tally opens the first theater dedicated...

Meet the Millenials

They’re socially minded, have a high interest in spirituality and chances are, they’re not in your church. How can you reach the millennials? Over...

Church Signs and Outreach

When Pastor Tim Fowler wanted to inexpensively but effectively promote the grand opening of the new East Pointe Community Church in Oviedo, Fla., he...

Long-Range Forecast

You step out your front door to find your entire neighborhood changed. Overnight, the familiar war-era houses have morphed into soaring condos. A five-story,...

Living Loud

It’s 7 p.m. in London’s Trafalgar Square, one of the busiest thoroughfares in England, but tonight, overpowering the din of crowds and busses are...

Little Church on the Prairie

Chad McCallum has learned to milk a cow, operate a combine and even tap his toes to the tunes of Toby Keith. It’s quite...

Letters from the Borderlands

As he spent the last two years writing his newest book, Rumors of Another World, best-selling author Philip Yancey heard voices.   Letters from readers of his...
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