Organic Outreach for Churches

Organic Outreach for Churches

Taught by Kevin Harney

Most local churches want to become an evangelistic force in their community and the world, but sporadically focusing on outreach, giving money to missions, and praying for others are not enough. Organic outreach happens when churches weave evangelistic passion into every program and action. Visionary pastor Kevin Harney explains how in the Organic Outreach for Churches course.

Course Details

  • 10 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Organic Outreach for Churches

Course Description

Nearly all churches and ministries consider themselves dedicated to evangelism, and many explicitly include outreach in their mission statements. But few are actually bearing fruit. Kevin Harney diagnoses this problem and offers guidance for multiplying the outreach impact of churches.

The Organic Outreach for Churches course provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church. Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and prayers to missions or holding occasional events to reach out (although these things are good). Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry and the commitment of every person in the congregation.

This will not happen accidentally. There is huge spiritual and practical resistance to such changes. The only way evangelism will become an organic part of a church is when every leader and each member is gripped by proclaiming the gospel. This course provides a roadmap for pastors and leaders who wish to infuse evangelistic passion into every aspect of their church’s life.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • a deepened understanding of what the Bible teaches about evangelism
  • practical insights for teaching your congregation to share their faith with unbelievers
  • a better grasp of how loving Jesus plays a primary role in the process of natural evangelism
  • tools to help maximize your church’s evangelistic potential
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Kevin Harney

B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Western Theological Seminary

Kevin does extensive speaking and training on topics such as mobilizing churches for effective outreach, leadership, and balancing the challenges of ministry and marriage (in partnership with his wife, Sherry). He seeks to help believers grow to love God with greater passion and reach out to the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. His books include Leadership from the Inside Out: Examining the Inner Life of a Healthy Church Leader; Seismic Shifts: The Little Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Life; Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You've Found; Organic Outreach for Ordinary People; and more than sixty small-group Bible studies.

Course Outline

  • Loving God: Without This, Nothing Else Matters

  • Loving the World: What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

  • Loving the Church: An Essential but Often Missing Piece

  • Seven Simple Mind Shifts That Unlock Outreach Potential

  • Beyond Pushpins and Committees to Organic Outreach [MIDTERM]

  • The Six Levels of Influence: Mobilizing the Whole Church for Outreach

  • Raising the Evangelistic Temperature: The One-Degree Rule

  • The Two-Degree Rule: The Power of Vectoring

  • The Value of Innovation: Try Something

  • Faith Comes by Hearing: Who Will Speak? [FINAL EXAM]

 

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