Global Outreach Day

One day. One world. One message.

Global Outreach Day is the  largest outreach mobilisation effort in human history. The idea is simple: Do something to connect  the gospel with someone.

Global Outreach Day 2020 is a special globally-united effort and is set to be the largest outreach mobilisation effort EVER, with a prayer goal of 100m mobilised to connect the gospel with 1b people!

  • It has many partners including denominations globally, Cru, YWAM, Joyce Meyer and many more.
  • It will focus on the entire month of May
  • The prayer goal is 100m Christians mobilised to connect the gospel with 1 billion people
  • FOR MORE INFO DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL FLYER HERE
  • For Australia / NZ / Pacific we are encouraging…
    • (1) prayer united gatherings
    • (2) intentional equipping (video and pulpit)
    • (3) personal efforts and
    • (4) group efforts – with Pacifica multi-cultural ‘concerts’ as an idea, narrating the positive influence of the gospel’s arrival in nations, with testimony and the gospel. TBN will internationally broadcast an event from Samoa, and possibly elsewhere in the region also.

One day. One world. One message.

Believers everywhere, annually trained and mobilised.

NZ, Australia and Pacific plans are below.

Or  see the international website for more: www.globaloutreachday.com

2020 global vision - 1 billion reached

The 2020 Global Outreach Day vision (named ‘GO2020’) is to see 100 million believers mobilised to connect the Christian message with 1 billion people in the month of May 2020.

  • FOR MORE INFOR DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL FLYER HERE

Many partnership with national Church leaders, and international TV preachers, organisations and evangelists are being established for this.

God’s people are lining up to work with some quite remarkable unity!

About G.O.D. promotion in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific

Dave Mann of the Shining Lights Trust (SLT) serves as a regional ‘coordinator’ – passing information to any and all who might be interested, including 30 outreach organisations + interested pastors in NZ, and via Christian media channels.

  • Australian Coordinator – Stu Millar of ‘Train To Proclaim’
  • Samoan Coordinator – Morgan Ezra Gegera of ‘Every Home For Christ’
  • Solomon Island’s Coordinator – Roy Funu of ‘Awakening the Nations’ (Brisbane based)

For pastors - What do we do?

TO PROMOTE: Download an 2016 Australia/NZ/Pacifica two-sided A5 flyer HERE.

 

OVERVIEW – THE USUAL PATTERN (BUT NOT FOR  2020):

Global Outreach Day could affect just two of your Sundays per year – or you could do a month of equipping:

Key dates:

  • The week(s) before: Equip and mobilise through the pulpit and small group.
  • Friday: Gather to pray (the ‘Global Upper Room’)
  • The last Saturday in May (Global Outreach Day): Have your members share the gospel with others by any means
  • Sunday: Preach the gospel so that people who are invited can understand it. Have coffee or a meal with people who have expressed interest in learning more.
  • Two weeks later: Send a report to us, with statistics, so we can track national growth and developments (admin@shininglights.co.nz).

EQUIPPING

(A) THROUGH THE PULPIT – please see our strategy for pastors, to help them build an authentic ‘outreaching culture’ in their church at www.alltogether.co.nz/atconsulting

  • There are free sermon outlines, with studies, to be found at this

(B) REGIONAL ‘TRAINING + ACTION’ DAYS 

The AllTogether/Hope Project team facilitate this in the Bay of Plenty.

OAC (Lew Meyer — lew@oac.org.nz) facilitate these in a number of other provinces.

RESOURCES AND MORE INFORMATION:

  • The Shining Lights Trust sends out monthly updates to all subscribed NZ pastors about outreach. These include information on Global Outreach Day. Subscribe at the bottom of AllTogether.co.nz
  • Stu Millar sends information 4 times per year to Australia pastors – subscribe b y emailing stu@traintoproclaim.com
  • International updates can be subscribed for at www.globaloutreachday.com
  • A key international resources is the ‘3 steps’ training booklet: This is written, and regularly updated, by the founders of Global Outreach Day.

What report questions will be asked after G.O.D. annually?

Those receiving the international G.O.D. updates will be asked a few more questions than the below…

However, those receiving emails via www.alltogether.co.nz will be asked the below:

  • How many were equipped reach out?
  • How many went to reach out?
  • How many different people were engaged in a gospel conversation as a result?
  • How many heard the gospel?
  • How many responded to receive Christ?
  • Could you please tell us some encouraging stories from this so we can encourage others.

2017 NZ report

INITIAL SUMMARY NZ REPORT  

From Dave Mann, local coordinator, 2017 and 2018

Hear 4 x 1 minute long testimonies here from Vic, Norman, Matt and Kaylee

2017 was the first year that NZ Churches participated in Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.).  G.O.D. was given profile in NZ via Christian radio to about 200,000 evangelicals, as well as promotion in person to about 1000 pastors in 2016. It was recognised as a day on which to encourage those who pastors are equipping to take new steps. It was also utilized in several places as an opportunity to have evangelism training for those who are ready to reach out to people they do not know (beyond their own friends and colleagues/neighbours).

We had no idea how many places participated – however through my travel I am already encountering churches (like a couple of the below) who did things out of their own motivation, on the basis of simple awareness.

Reports received – 10

Trained (from just these 9 reports) – 270 people

Engagements / conversations with non-Church people – about 350

Gospel – to about 190

Booklets and tracts given – about 160

Decisions to follow Christ – 4

In 2018 the effort was promoted to 20+ organisations and Rhema Media promoted it through their three national radio channels and Shine TV. Because the Hope Project had taken the gospel to most Kiwi homes at Easter, few extra events were organised. People were encouraged to complete personal visitation to gift Hope Project booklets to ‘no circulars’ homes throughout the nation, who would not have received them through the national delivery. This pattern is likely to continue in 2019.

Meanwhile OAC’s ministry in evangelism training in Pacific nations is increasing. While not branded as G.O.D. this is achieving the goal.

It remains a hope that G.O.D. might be more on the radar of believers in Pacifica nations.

People always say they will evangelize tomorrow. G.O.D. makes it ‘today’ (2 Corinthians 6:2). 

It is a simple effort that can have a significant effect.