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Ministries

In-Reach

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep." John 21:15 - 17 (NIV)

Outreach

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19 & 20 (NIV)

Questions On Focus

There are important questions we should consider concerning our ministry efforts. Our focus has far-reaching consequences, not only for our present church family, but it impacts the very core of who we are as Christians.

  • When someone accepts God's "Friend Request" does it matter to Him if that person is already on the church books, or not?
  • Is the soul of a new convert more valuable to God than that of a struggeling church member?
  • How many Seventh-day Adventists church members are in need of a saving relationship with God?
  • What are the consequences of focusing so intently on outreach that our in-reach efforts result in little or no spiritual growth in our members?

The fact is that God has asked us to do both In-Reach and Outreach. We've observed that as the members of our church family grow closer to God, a natural result is a strong desire to help others develop an intimate companionship with God. Spiritual growth does away with the need to cajole and guilt-trip people into ministry involvement. It leads us to a deep, heart-felt passion for souls - all souls.