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!
The key facilitator of the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) is Dave Mann of the Shining Lights Trust (SLT)
‘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.
TO PROMOTE TO YOUR MEMBERS: Download an 2018 NZ A5 flyer here (or a print-ready version with a ‘bleed’ for mass printing here), an A6 ad here, and use the promotional video found at the top of this webpage.
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:
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, 2017 and 2018
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.