Outreach – August 2015

“It is not enough for a church to rely on a few zealous evangelists hitting the streets. Every follower of Jesus is called to be salt and light. A vision for effective outreach must permeate your church board, children’s ministry, care ministry, youth group, worship music, preaching, custodial work, office team’s attitude – it should affect every ministry of your church. Organic outreach is a change in the culture of your entire church.”  – Kevin G. Harney, Organic Outreach for Churches


The current outreach team is getting a new name and a new purpose. We are currently transitioning into an Outreach Influence Team (OIT) with the purpose of building a culture of outreach at RRC. This team will:
  • Select an OIT member to join each RRC Ministry team in order to encourage each team to raise their outreach temperature through the asking of guiding questions.
    • Children’s Ministry – Deb Coon
    • Youth Ministry – Miriam Carpenter
    • Worship Ministry/Ushers/Greeters – Shirley Saenz
    • Property/Hospitality Ministry – Sandy Glaza
    • Missions Ministry – Kristen Van Stensel
    • Adult Ministry – (still open)
    • Consistory/Staff – Lisa DeBoer
  • Coordinate large all-church events, working through ministry teams and structures.
  • Equip team leaders to lead their ministry teams with evangelistic vision and action through the use of training videos, the Organic Outreach for Churches book, and additional outreach materials.
  • Encourage and assist ministry teams to look for ways to move their ministry a few degrees into the community.
The work of outreach starts with God who empowers us, inspires us, and commands us to participate in the Great Commission. God calls each one of us, young and old, men and women, introverts and extroverts, new believers and long-time Christ followers, to go and make disciples of all nations. The goal of the Outreach Influence Team will be realized when every person who belongs to RRC follows God’s command and begins to reach out naturally with the love and good news of Jesus Christ.