Posts tagged Annual Appeal
“Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 

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.

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This is Your Church

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.

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Why I Support The Outreach Foundation

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.

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