The 2020 Global Outreach Day vision is to see 100 million believers mobilised to connect the Christian message with 1 billion people in the month of May 2020.
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!
Read the flyer here
‘A habit begins with a first step.’
BE CLEAR ON THE GOAL:
The goal is that people reach at the least ONE person with the Gospel on Global Outreach Day!
…though any effort to do something new is surely a ‘win’ for you and your church!
This could be attempted through a one-on-one conversation with an unsaved friend or neighbour over coffee or…
Encourage your members to do something that will work for them – or to try something that they haven’t done before.
HOW SHALL I TRAIN THEM?
Global Outreach Day could affect just two of your Sundays per year – or you could do a month of 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
(B) REGIONAL ‘TRAINING + ACTION’ DAYS
The AllTogether/Hope Project team facilitate this in the Bay of Plenty.
OAC (Lew Meyer – firstname.lastname@example.org) facilitate these in a number of other provinces.
RESOURCES AND MORE INFORMATION:
The key facilitator of the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) is Dave Mann of the Shining Lights Trust (SLT)
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:
INITIAL SUMMARY NZ REPORT
From Dave Mann, local coordinator, 13th June 2017
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
While these numbers seem small we are not discouraged.
– More people did things than this (many do not send reports)
– This is part of a bigger picture within which we are aware of hundreds of pastors beginning to equip their members for ‘everyday conversational witness.’ With time one outcome will be an increased number desiring to connect the gospel beyond the limits of their current friends/relationships.
Comment: The very nature of the Church’s mission nationally is that many additional efforts to connect the Christian message with the ‘unreached’ are needed. The unreached includes those who are beyond the reaches of church programmes, and/or who do not have a church-going friend – and this might represent half or more of all people living in our nation. Global Outreach Day can be catalytic for training and new experiences that can help in this vital yet often overlooked part of the work Jesus gave his Church.