It is important to recognize that there is not a single “correct” outreach process. There are many ways in which a congregation can systematically plan outreach efforts. Whichever outreach process a congregation uses, it should ensure that the outreach process is clear, concise, and takes the perspective of nonchurched people into consideration.
The re:Vitality module “Connect To Disciple” (CTD) uses a practical four-phased outreach process of “Build Awareness, Create Connections, Nurture Relationships, Make Disciples.” CTD also provides useful tools based on this four-phased outreach process. These tools help congregations implement the outreach process. The tools include the Outreach Funnel, decision trees, planning worksheets, and Outreach Pathways.
CTD is available to LCMS congregations at no cost.
This quick guide provides a brief overview of the “Connect To Disciple” (CTD) resource. CTD is focused on equipping congregational leaders and members for effective outreach. In addition to providing information on the CTD module, the quick guide includes information on how to acquire CTD materials.