Proactive Ministries

Exponentially increase your effectiveness to reach others for Christ

Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

Loving, Relating, and Encouraging (LRE) outreach was our FIRST and ONLY ministry focus when this ministry was born.  To this day, it remains one of the most widely requested ministries from churches across the nation.  However, LRE is extensively MORE than reaching out to families in their homes, as it was in the very early years.  A working definition of this ministry today would be: teaching and modeling true, relational, non-confrontational evangelism whereever we find people who need Christ.  We train your Staff, Leadership and members in the initiation and caring pursuit of new, quality, lasting relationships with persons in a myriad of life settings. (This ministry model is scalable and adaptable to reach many target groups) Thousands of families who were previously unchurched and inactive in faith relationships, have been reached across America since 1987 using the principles of Loving, Relating, and Encouraging.  

LRE with Community Families and Worship Guests

What is included in this training: This is a non-confrontational, love based strategy for outreach ministry which is intentional in reaching out to our Worship Service visitors and the people in the surrounding community. Outreach teams from the church will go out into the community “meeting our neighbors and making new friends” in a consistent plan throughout the year. 

How this training will help the church to grow: As the people of the church intentionally develop relationships with the people of the community, those people will get a whole different perspective on Christian Community.  Past experience shows us that many of those people will visit the church and want to be involved in this loving, friendly and encouraging community of believers.

LRE with Inactive Members and Ministry Related Families 

What is included in this training: This outreach ministry focuses on those who have become or are becoming inactive in the church. Proactive will encourage the church to see those who have become inactive as our family and teach and model strategies for reaching out in friendship to build relationships that can bring Inactives back into the church. Ministry related families outreach training will provide the church with strategies for building relationships and bringing into the church family those who already have a connection with the church (i.e. families involved in a church preschool, Vacation Bible School contacts etc.)

How this training will help the church to grow: Many churches have two or three times as many inactives as they have in their average worship attendance. Reconnecting these disconnected people can bring those who are already a part of our church family back into active participation and ministry. Ministry related family outreach can touch those who already know our place and space and with clearly established relationships will find their way into the actual life of the church.

LRE with Those Available During the Day

What is included in this training: Designed to reach out to people who are available to be visited during the day. This would include Shut-ins; Homebound; People recovering at home from an illness, injury or hospitalization; those with special needs, and Worship Visitors who are at home during the day. Participants in this ministry can be retired people, or others available to do ministry during the day. As the ministry grows, visits to people outside the Church Family will be made.

How this training will help the church to grow:  The church will provide fellowship and caring for our important, but sometimes forgotten people who are not able to be in Worship Services. Those who wish to participate in outreach, but are not available in the evenings will have a meaningful way to be involved in the Outreach Ministry of the church. Many people within the membership of the church will be strengthened and encouraged. Many outside the church family can be potentially reached with the incredible love of Jesus Christ!

 

 

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