Supporting the work of The Outreach Foundation
2019 Annual Appeal
As we reach out to our donors and friends in this annual appeal, we invite you to make a gift to The Outreach Foundation so that we can continue our work of engaging God’s people in God’s work in the world.
Gifts to the annual appeal help support the overall work of The Outreach Foundation that is key to all of the ministry to 50 global partners in 37 countries. Your gifts to this appeal enable the leadership staff to continue to make vital connections between donors and global partners. Through your gifts, long term relationships are cultivated, pastors and church leaders are equipped and trained, and ministries of compassion are strengthened for the healing of human hearts.
We depend upon the generous financial support of mission-minded individuals like you to make our work possible.
by Jack Baca
“Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
I often use this phrase to greet people for worship, and sometimes to greet them in the grocery store, too! It is the perfect phrase with which to greet you now. Of course, you recognize these words that the Apostle Paul so often used himself to greet some of the very first followers of Jesus. We know this because of the letters he wrote to churches who had been started either through his own work or the work of others. It is a great missionary phrase from a great missionary. Most importantly, it speaks of the Father’s mission to us, accomplished in the work of the Son. The very same mission work continues today, from the Father and the Son to the whole world, in the present power of the Spirit.
by Rev. Dr. Lisa Culpepper
“This is your church.” These are the words that I heard as I sat in worship at the newly completed National Evangelical Church in Aleppo with visiting church leaders, board members, and The Outreach Foundation’s Executive Director, Rob Weingartner.
Earlier that day, we had visited the site of the original National Evangelical Church which was reduced to rubble by tunneled bombs in 2014. In 2012 as war came to Aleppo, many members of the Church began to flee the city. In the early years of the war, the church declined from 500 members to 80. Yet, after it’s destruction by terrorists, church members began to meet in a five-floor walk-up apartment and the church began to grow again.
by Jefferson Ritchie
“Remember the ‘who,’ ‘what,’ ‘when,’ ‘where,’ and ‘how ,’” my sister and brother who are English professors tell me when I share an article I have written with them. Those five categories spring to mind when I think about why I support The Outreach Foundation and its Annual Appeal.
WHO: The Outreach Foundation has a staff that has a profound understanding of God’s mission that is simply this: “The church does not have a mission Rather, God has a mission and invites the church to join him in it.” Our staff has long-term connections with global partners who call us “friends,” not simply “partners.” Our staff is small but comes from seven countries.
Or send your gift to:
The Outreach Foundation
Attn: Annual Appeal
381 Riverside Drive, Suite 110
Franklin, TN 37064
Hear about the Annual Appeal in the latest Changing Mission podcast episode
Dr. Jeff Ritchie, former Associate Director of Mission for The Outreach Foundation, returns to give us the incredible history of the Christian Church in Egypt, and what God has been doing there recently to renew the Church for its ministry and mission in a 90% Muslim country.
Mission Advocate, Dr. Jeff Ritchie, shares his experience working with The Outreach Foundation's partners in China for 20 years, and how the church has taken root in the cultural soil of China and grown exponentially over the past half-century.