Outreach in the Crises of Life is the title of the workshop I’ll be hosting at the National Outreach Convention in San Diego, November 3-5, 2010. This will be my 4th year speaking at NOC, and I’m looking forward to addressing this topic of reaching out to others during a life crisis.
I’m convinced that caring outreach is the most neglected opportunity for outreach for any church, large or small. But small churches particularly can reach out to those who are hurting with caring and redemptive ministry. And, one of the benefits is that this type of ministry is low-cost, relational, needed, and highly effective.
Life crises include sickness, death and grief, loss, trauma, divorce, crime, moving, job loss, loss of mobility or independence, and a host of other life incidents. I’ll be talking about when we can offer care to those outside our church, and presenting examples of churches that are involved in caring outreach during a life crisis. I hope you’ll be able to join us in November.
I know it seems early to be thinking about November, but that’s only 5 months away. Plan now to join us. If you’ve never been to NOC, you’ve got to experience it to believe the breadth of resources, and the variety of presenters that equip church leaders to effectively reach out to their communities. See you there!