Useful mottos for NZ are ‘Just do something!’ and ‘A habit begins with a first step.’
1. You can prepare and mobilise your church
1a. The goal and some ideas
The big goal is that people reach at the least ONE person with the Gospel on Global Outreach Day! It could be attempted through a one-on-one conversation with an unsaved friend or neighbour over coffee or…
There are many options. Do something you haven’t done before. Do what will work for you.
Global Outreach Day could affect just two of your Sundays per year:
2. Release those interested to ‘reaching people they don’t know’ to participate in the regional training and action days
Regional training days will be planned in various provinces for the Saturday or Sunday before G.O.D., with carefully considered outreach efforts then taking place on streets, in parks, from house-to-house etc. on G.O.D. itself.
Download more below:
For Tauranga – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For Auckland or the OAC network nationally – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional training days are likely to be planned again in 2017 – along with a range of options for application.
For Tauranga, or general enquiries – contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Auckland, and possibly PN, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Christchurch – contact email@example.com
A. To receive motivational emails with ideas from the international team subscribe at GlobalOutreachDay.com
B. To receive the AllTogether / Hope Project teams monthly ‘news and prayer updates’ – subscribe for either the ‘pastors’ or ‘individual’ (news and prayer) updates at the bottom of this webpage.
Note, we also have a FB page called All Together NZ.
In our capacity as national facilitators of G.O.D. we will be:
TO HELP CHURCHES WITH THEIR OUTREACH EQUIPPING…
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:
Register at globaloutreachday.com.au
There are two separate updates Australians can receive:
September 2016 – Dave Mann and Stu Millar made first-connection with pastors in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane. Stu repeated this in April 2017. The response of those who attended was very positive! Future strategy will be based around conversations with state and national denominational leaders.
The Australian effort has TWO components
These are explained at globaloutreachday.com.au.
Saturday 19 May 2018: Equipping events could be an option
Sunday 21 May 2018: Pastors preach their equipping
Friday 25th May: Global prayer for work outreach
Saturday 26 May 2017: Global Outreach Day
Note: The last Saturday of May is also ‘Australian Thanksgiving Day.’ Where there is a clash, churches are encouraged to celebrate ‘Global Outreach Day’ a week earlier or later.
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.