Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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Beyond Karma

“Why don’t we celebrate Christmas?”   Hindu parents across the United States will once again have to face the familiar December challenge of trying to answer...

Backdoor Evangelism

“The man moved into the water next to his son, and we all began to cry. Even though he came to watch his child’s...

A Starbucks Conversation

When was the last time you got inside the mind of an unbeliever? Pastor John Burke of Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas, gathers...

Todd Hunter on Outreach

Formerly the national director of the Vineyard USA, Todd Hunter is now president of Alpha USA (alphausa.org), which administers the Alpha course currently used...

The Myth of Freedom

Freedom. In high school, most of us experienced the thrill of getting our driver’s license, going off to college or embarking on a first...

What Would Luis Do?

We were less than a half-hour into a two-hour national TV program hosted by world-renowned evangelist Luis Palau—and he couldn’t stop himself.   Once again—for the...

Small Groups for the Seeking

  A few weeks ago, a group of us were sitting around my family room on a Sunday night. The topic of discussion: Did Jesus...

Shortchanging the Good News

Hollywood-bad-boy-turned-Christian Stephen Baldwin raised more than a few eyebrows when he dared to question U2’s seemingly sacrosanct front man, Bono, in his recently released...

Prayer: Our Best Outreach Tool

It was the biggest outreach event I had ever hosted—and it taught me the biggest lesson I’ve ever learned about how to stage a...

The Power of Simple Actions

  A couple months ago, our family celebrated my daughter Alison’s birthday. Once again, I was reminded that the most powerful outreach is often the...

Never Give Up Hope!

I’m often asked if I’m optimistic or pessimistic about whether the American Church will succeed in reaching its communities with the Gospel.   My answer is...

Missing Opportunities?

I recently visited a church to check out its Sunday service. It’s an excellent congregation with an outstanding pastor, and the church has a...

A Man Without Shadows

His message was simply about the Cross. He talked about sin, he talked about repentance, he talked about forgiveness and grace and eternal life....

Lessons from Hollywood’s Trenches

It has been the biggest outreach effort I’ve ever been involved with—and, wow, have I learned a lot of lessons along the way. The “Faith...

In Pursuit of Greater Dreams

Dwight had one goal when he arrived as a teenager in Chicago—to accumulate a fortune of $100,000. Working night and day, he threw himself...

Giving False Assurance of Salvation

They are an unlikely duo: Atheist-turned-Christian Kirk Cameron is a former TV heartthrob, while Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born street evangelist, humorist and...

Evangelism Fatigued?

Does your motivation meter for evangelism ever hover at low voltage? Lee Strobel gives some practical tips to help.

Community Impact—One Friend at A Time

When I was a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, a French TV crew came to film a documentary on the phenomenon of...

Christmas Eve Epiphanies

The Chicago Tribune newsroom was eerily quiet on the day before Christmas. With little to do as I sat at my desk, I found my mind...

Rebecca Manley Pippert on Outreach

Recently, I heard an expert in the field of evangelism say that America remains one of the greatest mission fields in the world, because...
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