What is Outreach?
“Outreach is a lifestyle of love and service that flows out of our connection and devotion to Christ.“
About 2800 years ago, God, speaking through the prophet Isaiah, bestowed upon His followers a timeless incomparable identity:
“This is what the Lord, your Creator says, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you from captivity;
I have called you by name; you are Mine,” (43:1).
And a timeless invigorating vocation:
“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and My servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He.
Before Me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after Me.
I, I am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior,” (43:10-11)
Then, about 780 years later, Christ Jesus (God Incarnate), reaffirms the importance of the divine identity:
“…and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name…” (John 10:3).
And the divine vocation:
“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” (Acts 1:8).
In our relationship with Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, we discover our true identity and the life-transforming power of walking/abiding in relationship with God. This experiential relationship results, quite organically, in us becoming witnesses to the love of Christ.
Witnesses reach out to a lost and separated world!
Reaching out — outreach— is a lifestyle of love and service that flows from our connection and devotion to Christ. In every moment, we have a privileged opportunity to partner with what God – where He’s purposed to release His power to transform the world around us through OUR lives. It is a lifestyle that begins the moment we let God know we’re available, and our “yes” is on the table.
We are a church that prioritizes people above projects and relationships over resources. It’s from this heart for relationship that we want our resources to flow, enriching the lives of many people with tangible expressions of love. We serve and support a variety of ministries both locally & globally.
After serving on staff at CF for 14 years, Chris, along with his family, stepped out to pursue God’s call to engage the nations.
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