THE SCRIPTURAL PURPOSE AND GOALS OF OUTREACH

The outreach department is primarily set up to work with other departments and ministries within the Church to develop creative ways of sharing the gospel with those in our community. “Goals” are defined as the steps one takes in accomplishing one’s purpose. Goals are realistic and accomplishable, and they can be measured by time and by performance. In considering the goals of the Church in outreach, several levels of goals exist, and the following three levels of goals are included here:

SHORT-RANGE GOAL: WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
The point of Pentecost in Acts 2 – signaling to the world that a new age had dawned. The Spirit began thrusting out the infant Church to the ends of the earth, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdoms, so that the end of the age would come (Matt. 24:14, Acts 2:1-11). Once Jesus had ascended, the Holy Spirit was free to work as He had never worked before in the Old Testament (John 7:39, 14:176), bearing life to many new creations and bearing witness through the lives of all the New Testament saints.

LONG-RANGE GOALS: DECLARING HIS GLORY AND MAKING DISCIPLES AMONG THE NATIONS
Its New Testament reality is the companion statement of Mark’s Great Commission: “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15). God not only desires the Church to declare His glory, but also to bring His glory into the lives of others by making disciples (Matt. 28:18-20), which further intensifies the glorifying of Christ. The long-range goal of declaring God’s glory among the nations.

ULTIMATE GOAL: BEING CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF THE SON
That final goal of the Church, which is accomplishable, measurable and will ultimately allow
her to fulfill her ultimate purpose of glorifying God is conformity to the image of Jesus Christ
(Rom.8:29, Phil.3:20, 1 John 3:2). The overall goal or mission of the Church in this age is to be
like Jesus was and act like Jesus did toward the world when He was here on earth. The
Church will never perfectly reach this goal until the redeemed of all ages dwell with Him
forever, but it is nonetheless the goal that she ever pursues in anticipation of Christ’s return
and eternal reign.

THE PRIORITY OF OUTREACH DEPARTMENT

God’s precept: Go and make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20)
God’s purpose: To seek and save the lost (Lk. 19:10)
God’s patience: Not wanting anyone to perish (2 Pet. 3:9)
God’s passion: Compassion toward the lost (Matt. 9:36-38; 23:37)
THE PROGRAM FOR OUTREACH DEPARTMENT

Elements: Fishing for men (Mk. 1:17); being ambassadors (2Cor. 5:18-20); making disciples (Matt 28:19)
EMPHASIS: Christ, not ourselves(2 Cor. 4:5); process, not an event (1Thess. 2:1-11)
EMPOWERMENT: Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8) prayer (for ourselves – Eph. 6:18-20; Col 4:4 for opportunities – Col.4:2-3; 2 Thess. 3:1; for the lost – Rom. 10:1, for more workers – Matt. 9:37-38); some have gift of evangelism (Eph. 4:11)
ENERGY: Moved by love (2 Cor. 5:14); a passion toward the lost (Rom. 9:3; Ps. 126:5-6); place value on individuals (Luk. 15:1-10)
ENTRUSTMENT: A stewardship requiring we be faithful (2Tim. 4:5; 1Cor. 4:1-2); based on grace not our merit (Eph. 3:8-9)
EVIDENCE: Life backs up words (2Cor. 6:3-10; 1 Thess. 2:4-12; 1 Pet. 3:16)
EXPANSION: From immediate sphere of influence outward (Acts 1:8) The Process for Outreach: Answer (2Tim. 4:2-5; 1 Peter. 3:15)
Be a light (Matt. 5:14-16)
Be the salt (Matt. 5:13)
Declare (1 Pet. 2:9)
Implore (2 Cor. 5:18-20)
Persuade (2 Cor. 5:11)
Preach, proclaim, herald (2 Tim. 4:2)
Teach (Matt. 28:20)
Testify (2 Tim. 1:8)
MEMBERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
All members of the department must be born again, spirit filled and must be a graduate of the
school of foundation and life in Living Waters Unlimited Church. Every member of the
department must have desire and compassion to win over unsaved people for Christ, follow
up, nurture new converts and ensure that they become sons of God.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS THE FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL POSITIONS LISTED BELOW;

Head of Department
Outreach Planning and Logistics
Secretary General
Deputy Secretary General
Program Coordinator
Prayer Coordinator
Welcoming Officer
Projects Officer
Treasurer
Communications Officer
Compliance Coordinator
Data Analyst
Data Analyst 2