“Witness” and “Outreach” are two aspects of evangelism. “Witness” is what we do individually, and “Outreach” is our congregation’s collective effort.
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Witness is the work we do as the church scattered. We have opportunities to speak of Jesus with the people in our everyday lives.
By witnessing to the hope of salvation, we offer the answer to life’s biggest questions. In sharing that hope, we should not deny the need for human care.
Witnessing to people experiencing life events or issues means extending the same love and compassion that Jesus extends to us.
“Unchurched” refers to those who have never been connected to the Christian church. We are called to witness to the unchurched people in our lives.
“Dechurched” refers to those who were once connected to the church but are not any longer. We are called to witness to the dechurched people in our lives.
Witnessing to cults & religious movements means gaining understanding of those beliefs and worldviews, which inform how witnesses should share the Gospel.
Witnessing to different world religions means gaining an understanding of those beliefs and worldviews, which inform how witnesses should share the Gospel.
As we witness to the people in our everyday lives, we need to be mindful of the specific contexts in which they are living.
Basic witnessing addresses how to witness in a general sense. It focuses on an approach to witnessing that can be used in a variety of settings.
Multi-ethnic church planting focuses on Word & Sacrament ministry among immigrants and refugees using mercy work and education as means of outreach.
Over half of the world’s population lives in cities, so the opportunity to establish Word and Sacrament ministry in urban centers abounds.
Starting a daughter congregation involves developing a core group that reaches out into its community with the hope of growing into a new LCMS congregation.