Outreach

It can be argued that nothing is more important in the Christian life than reaching out to people who don't know Jesus. Explore many of the issues surrounding this complex subject using these trusted studies with your group or by yourself.



5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church
5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church

Christianity Today Bible Study
Rick Warren's genius is in helping pastors see the obvious


Answer the Skeptics
Answer the Skeptics

Current Issues Bible Study
Do you have an answer for the misconceptions about Christianity?


Care for Children with Special Needs
Care for Children with Special Needs

Current Issues Bible Study
How can we offer practical help for children and their parents?


Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Christian Living Bible Study
Churches can help adult children of alcoholics find healing.


Caring for Our Community
Caring for Our Community

Christianity Today Bible Study
Why we should give back to the places that help shape us.


Personal and National Integrity
Personal and National Integrity

Christianity Today Bible Study
What can we do to turn the tide?


Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It
Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It

Christianity Today Bible Study
Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture is 50 years old—and still has something wise to say to evangelicals.


Dangerous Popularity of Habitat
Dangerous Popularity of Habitat

Current Issues Bible Study
Habitat for Humanity strives to keep its Christian identity—a tricky task, when everybody wants to join.


Defining Our Role in Politics
Defining Our Role in Politics

Christianity Today Bible Study
How should Christians view their relationship with the state?


Do Missionaries Invite Trouble?
Do Missionaries Invite Trouble?

Current Issues Bible Study
Christian relief agencies no longer work in war zones—they are the war zones.


Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?
Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
An open-handed God empowers us to speak the gospel message in both truth and love.


Engaging the Culture
Engaging the Culture

Christianity Today Bible Study
How should Christians respond to pop culture that contradicts biblical teaching?


Enjoy the Global Church
Enjoy the Global Church

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
What we see of the global church depends on where we look.


Following God’s Lead in Missions
Following God’s Lead in Missions

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
As God moves through space and time, we need to be ready to go with his flow.


For God So Loves the City
For God So Loves the City

Current Issues Bible Study
God's message of comfort and hope speaks into the city's soul.


Fresh Ways to Connect with the Gospel
Fresh Ways to Connect with the Gospel

Christianity Today Bible Study
Christianity must be presented so it reaches the whole person, not just the mind.


From Personal Faith to Social Action
From Personal Faith to Social Action

Christianity Today Bible Study
How does Christ’s command to care for “the least of these” translate to social action?


The Gospel of Love
The Gospel of Love

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
We need to challenge the self-centered life with renewed commitment to the greatness of God’s love for humankind.


The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles
The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
Explaining God’s “Big Story” with diagrams simple enough to be drawn on a napkin.


Great Commission Complete?
Great Commission Complete?

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
The growth of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia should make us rethink our approach to missions.


Growing with Wesley's Small Groups
Growing with Wesley's Small Groups

Current Issues Bible Study
How what they did might power up our groups today.


Hollywood Disciples
Hollywood Disciples

Christianity Today Bible Study
Even when they're writing fiction, these Hollywood insiders bring the truth to bear.


How to Help the Dying
How to Help the Dying

Current Issues Bible Study
An innovative program combines hospice care, traditional medicine, and faith to comfort the terminally ill.


Jim & Casper Go to Church: Video Curriculum
Jim & Casper Go to Church: Video Curriculum

Watch and discuss as Jim, a Christian, and Casper, an atheist, discuss matters of faith. Download this 4-session study to go deeper.

Is Our Gospel Too Small?
Is Our Gospel Too Small?

Christian Vision Project Study
In this 6-session study you'll find authentic ways of believing, sharing, and living a rich gospel message.


Is Persecution a Plus in China?
Is Persecution a Plus in China?

Current Issues Bible Study
Top communists, despite their denials, endorse arrest and torture of Chinese Christians by the thousands.


Lessons in Hospitality and Humility
Lessons in Hospitality and Humility

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
We can learn by being guests of another culture.


Marketing Jesus
Marketing Jesus

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How to “sell” the church without the selling the church short.


Ministering in the Global Church
Ministering in the Global Church

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
A fractured church with a crippled mission finds healing through brokenness.


Missional Commuting - New!
Missional Commuting - New!

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
Forging the way between accommodation and irrelevance in communicating the gospel message.


Missional Evangelism: Get to Know Unbelievers
Missional Evangelism: Get to Know Unbelievers

Current Issues Bible Study
Reaching out needs to start with getting to know those who don’t follow Jesus.


Missional Evangelism: Help Others to Repent
Missional Evangelism: Help Others to Repent

Current Issues Bible Study
Define sin, encourage confession, and learn to listen to help lead others to repentance and salvation.


Missional Evangelism: To Your Community
Missional Evangelism: To Your Community

Current Issues Bible Study
Making a difference in your community will require getting outside the church walls.


Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives
Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives

Current Issues Bible Study
Jesus reached out to a cynical generation, and he teaches us how to do the same.


The New Apostates
The New Apostates

Christianity Today Bible Study
Young people are leaving the church in record numbers. Here’s why, and what to do about it.


Our Flops: God's Success
Our Flops: God's Success

Current Issues Bible Study
Zambia is missionary David Livingstone's greatest legacy. But this Christian nation isn't always heaven on earth.


Our Part in Worldwide Community
Our Part in Worldwide Community

Current Issues Bible Study
Why barriers between us and the nations must come down.


Should Christians Risk Life for Peace?
Should Christians Risk Life for Peace?

Christianity Today Bible Study
Peacemaking Christians will have to put their lives on the line.


Should Missionaries Break the Law?
Should Missionaries Break the Law?

Current Issues Bible Study
Former Taliban hostages Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer talk about the risks they took, the imprisonment they suffered, and their plan to return to 'the hardest place on Earth.'


The Gospel and Social Issues
The Gospel and Social Issues

Christian Living Bible Study
Is the gospel getting lost in our concern for social issues?


The Measure of Our Compassion
The Measure of Our Compassion

Christianity Today Bible Study
Some surprising finds about how much we care.


The Mission of the Trinity
The Mission of the Trinity

Christian Vision Project Bible Study
All creation was designed to do one thing, and the church’s mission should be no different.


Understanding Teens
Understanding Teens

Current Issues Bible Study
How do teens view God, and what does it haveto do with the rest of us?


What Makes a Hero?
What Makes a Hero?

Current Issues Bible Study
One man's journal of ministry among New York City's firefighters and police officers at Ground Zero.


When Did We Lose Our Global Vision?
When Did We Lose Our Global Vision?

Current Issues Bible Study
Passion for worldwide mission outreach is fading because of more pressing concerns. How can we get it back?


Where Is Mercy in America’s Health-Care?
Where Is Mercy in America’s Health-Care?

Christian Living Bible Study
Health care must move beyond money to compassion.


Workplace Faith
Workplace Faith

Christianity Today Bible Study
What is the best way to represent Christ at work?