In Matthew 9:35-38, we can see the great need for outreach and evangelism through the example of Jesus. He did not stay within the four walls of the “Synagogue”. Jesus went everywhere. He went to the towns and villages, mountainside, countryside, next to a graveyard , on the seashore, in the homes of sinners and saints. He taught and preached the good news of the kingdom along with healing every disease and sickness. Jesus rooted and grounded all that would receive the message. In the same way we need to go out and teach and preach to a lost world.
Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
In today’s terms, Jerusalem is our Charlotte, Judea is the United States, and to the ends of the earth.
MBA is offering a course on reaching out to your church neighborhood:
Outreach 101: Learning to Share my Faith
– Six week course, once a week for one hour
– Offered at your church or at the MBA
– Non threatening way to practice sharing your faith
– Includes practical experience in your mission field with the MBA’s Neighborhood Missions Coordinator
Help is also available for block parties, servanthood evangelism, VBS, backyard bible studies, and other outreach events.
Matthew 28: 19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”