Defining Outreach

Outreach is such an important word. It is what Christ did as he walked this earth. He reached out to man to bring him into a right standing with the Father. He was the servant of all, and he expects us as Christians to follow in his footsteps.

Whether we are acting as individuals, or working together as a church family, Jesus wants us to reach out to those in need around us. We have a responsibility to humankind in our community and in the world. Whether someone needs help due to loneliness or sickness or they are hungry or in need of clothing or if they need shelter or are imprisoned, Jesus wants us to be His hands and heart to others. Whatever the need, we are to do our best to help and to also lift up others to our God in prayer.  As disciples of Jesus Christ we are to ask for His help to heal the spiritual needs, emotional needs, and physical needs of His people.

And the King will answer and say unto them, “Truly I say unto you, In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these my Brethren, you have done it unto me”(Matthew 25:40).

Christ takes our treatment of others personally. Like a pool of water that has no outlet, we stagnate if we stem the flow of the living water that comes out from us.

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).

His spirit lives and works in us, and this causes an overflow to those around us. They come to know Christ as their Savior and in turn, their overflow brings others to Christ. An exponential growth in Christ’s Kingdom here on earth occurs. Herein lies our mission as brothers and sisters in Christ.