Living Hope will be hosting the School of Outreach on Saturday February 6th, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Gethsemane, Good Shepherd, and a congregation from Kansas will join us for the event. A Panera lunch will be served.
- Evangelism in Your Vocation
- Church Identity
- Welcoming Worship
What is the School of Outreach?
The School of Outreach program helps WELS congregations with planning, assistance, and resources for evangelism programming and implementation of outreach strategies.
“The School of Outreach gave us an opportunity to evaluate our community, to dig into God’s Word, and then to wrestle with how we might continue taking the Word to the community in which we live,” says Rev. Joel Russow, pastor at Faith, Tallahassee, Fla. “It was a blessing to have our members wrestling with these things. We left invigorated by the tremendous message and the ripe opportunities before us.”
The current program is broken into two one-day sessions that are separated by several months. District evangelism commission members conduct the sessions and stay in touch with congregations after they attend to provide follow-up assistance specific to the needs of the congregations.
Russow notes, “The School of Outreach presenters have a contagious zeal for reaching out with the gospel of Jesus…It was also mutually edifying to spend a couple Saturdays with the other WELS congregations in our area…studying God’s Word and discussing outreach. It made us thankful for the partnership that we share in the gospel.”