Organic Outreach

Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 9am-3pm

Contact the front office if you would like to attend, and we can sign everyone up as a group. 866-2308, connect@rockfordrc.org.
 
From Pastor Tim’s update:
 
Thank you for your prayers for the God Dreams leadership retreat. It was a very encouraging time as God’s Spirit worked through us to discern a 7-year vision and strategies that will lead us to make real progress toward that vision. We are still working to flesh out this vision so that we can unveil the details. But in the near-term, one of the goals that leads to our vision of taking the gospel into our community involves 150 of us being trained with Organic Outreach over the next year. And, there will be various options for some kind of training in the months ahead, but there happens to be one of the best opportunities through an “Organic Outreach for Ordinary People” conference on Thursday, April 4, 9am-3pm, at Peace Church in Middleville. You may remember that 15 of us attended the event last spring and it was excellent.
 
We can carpool or take the vans and it will be a great time together of becoming equipped for the work God gives us to make disciples and share the gospel. You can register by signing up at this link. As part of our commitment to this vital effort toward our vision, the church is glad to cover at least $50 of the $75 fee (includes the book and lunch). Kevin and Sherry Harney provide delightful, biblical, and practical teaching to propel and equip us with a natural approach for developing meaningful relationships and conversations.
 
From Organic Outreach International:
 

Organic Outreach for Churches Conference

Organic Outreach for Churches Training provides direction for congregations to weave the gospel-focused passion and practice into the very DNA of church life. Outreach is not simply about sending money and prayers to missionaries or having a committee that plans occasional events to reach out – although these things are good. Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry in a church and the commitment of every person in a congregation.
 
Come join other leaders from local churches at the Organic Outreach Training. Together, we’ll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights.
 
Registration includes a copy of the Organic Outreach for Churches book and lunch.
 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the training begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
 

Speakers

Kevin Harney
 
Rev. Dr. Kevin G. Harney (B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Doctorate of Ministry, Western Theological Seminary) is the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Kevin is also the Founder and the Visionary Leader of Organic Outreach International.
 
He is the author of many books including: the Organic Outreach trilogy of books, Reckless Faith, Empowered by His Presence, and other books and curriculum. He and his wife Sherry have written over seventy small group study guides (in partnership with Bill Hybels, John Ortberg, Dallas Willard, Randy Frazee, Gary Thomas, Mark Batterson, Max Lucado, and others).
 
Kevin does speaking and training (both nationally and internationally) in the areas of outreach and leadership.  He is also the founder and leader of the Organic Outreach Conference.
 
Walt Bennett
 
Walt Bennett (B.S. – Math, Engineering, Physics and Psychology, Regents College; M.A. -Teaching, Seattle Pacific University) is the Executive Pastor for Organic Outreach International. He also serves as a pastor at Shoreline Community Church.
 
Walt has held significant leadership and teaching roles in the US Navy, Public Schools and the Corporate World. He has designed and led training in subjects from Nuclear Engineering and Risk Management to Leadership and Coaching. He finds this realm of teaching culture change within the church to be both the most challenging and satisfying work he has ever engaged in.
 
Walt trains and coaches leaders throughout the world on how to infuse the DNA of their ministries and congregations with a passion for natural evangelism.
 
Sherry Harney
 
Sherry Harney (B.A. – Education, Calvin College; M.A. – Theology; Fuller Theological Seminary) is the Leadership Development Director at Shorline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Sherry is the Co-Founder of Organic Outreach International.
 
She is an international speaker, author, editor and has served the local church in the areas of staff leadership, women’s ministry and children’s ministry for over three decades.
 
Sherry has written or co-written several small group study guides with an assortment of pastors and authors. She also co-authored Finding a Church You Can Love and Organic Outreach for Families with Kevin. Her new book Praying With Eyes Wide Open was recently released by Baker Books.
 

Event Date

Thursday, April 4, 2019
 

Registration Fee

$75 per person
RRC can cover $50 of this fee. Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of the book, “Organic Outreach for Churches” by Kevin G. Harney.
 

Registration Link

 

Venue

Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley Road, Middleville, MI 49333
 

About Organic Outreach International

Organic Outreach is about living the kind of life that naturally draws people to Jesus. It involves speaking the kinds of words that you use in ordinary conversations and that reveal the presence of a loving God. It means loving people in a way that is genuine. Organic Outreach is all about sharing our faith in a way that is authentic, real, and feels natural to the people around us. Organic Outreach International is a ministry of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. We are committed to providing training and coaching to churches around the world in reaching out to the lost through building relationships and having natural conversations.