Many churches are in decline or plateau in America. They are losing people and losing momentum. This is evidence that most Christians believe evangelism and outreach is optional for church members. Nothing could be further from the truth. That’s why we’re gathering on Saturday, February 7 for the Think Outside FREE Ministry Workshop in Ogden: How Churches succeed in reaching people far from God.
The Bible describes the church as a family, and often people in churches can turn inward and focus only on current family members. But the Bible is clear about our Great Commission to go and reach new members to God’s Family. So how do we “Think Outside” our church walls? A FREE Ministry Workshop will tackle this dilemma on Saturday, February 7 8:30am-12:20pm followed by lunch with presenters.
RSVP to Ross Anderson – firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t come alone! Bring someone from your leadership team to process ideas with.
Location: Alpine Church offices at 2564 Washington Blvd., Ogden Utah.
Theme: Explore foundational perspectives and helpful practices that will transform churches to greater effectiveness at reaching lost people with the gospel of Christ.
8:30 Registration / Coffee / Fellowship
9:00 Session I: Perspectives on Effective Outreach: A panel of pastors will explore basic shifts in perspective necessary for churches to succeed at reaching lost people – based on Jesus’ own practice and mandate. This will include Q & A from the floor.
Moderator: Ross Anderson, Utah Advance Ministries
Panelists: Fred Lopez, Hope Resurrected Church — Steve Bennetson, Alpine Church — Alfred Murillo, Synergy in Action Network — Rene Melendez, Alpine Church, Latino Campus — Dave Elshaug, K2 the Church — Hope Taylor, International Leadership Embassy
10:30 Session II:Practices for Effective Outreach
Our panel will explore helpful practices that churches might employ to succeed at reaching lost people. We are not promoting a particular model of ministry, but want attendees to learn how to implement basic principles to reach their own target audience.
11:45 Announcements / Close
11:50 Mixer Panelists will be available throughout the room to answer questions and interact personally with attendees.
12:20 Lunch with Panelists Each panelist (or pair of panelists) will go to a different nearby restaurant for lunch, to be available for additional conversation, encouragement and prayer. Attendees are welcome to go have lunch with any panelists they choose, if they wish. Participants pay for their own lunch.