NEED-BASED OUTREACH & Researcher says … “The better questions we should ask instead of how to get the nones back is, where do we meet them and what do they need?”

by Jamie Manson, NCR Online, 10/19/19. .., Kaya Oakes, the Oct. 15 event’s opening panelist and author of the 2015 book The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Seekers, Believers, and Those In Between.  “The better questions we should ask … Continue reading

NEED-BASED OUTREACH & RE-FRESH YOUR CHURCH’s OUTREACH seminar… teaming w/ former director World Methodist Evangelism Institute of Candler School of Theology.

Strategizing recently in #Atlanta w/ friend & former director of #WorldMethodistEvangelismInstitute at #CandlerSchoolOfTheology. DM 4 more on our “RE-fresh Your Church’s Outreach” Seminar:  Session 1- Starting Need-based Evangelism in a Local Church (@BobWhitesel) Session 2-Refreshing Your Personal Witness (Dr. Worrell) … Continue reading

NEED MEETING & Examples of Need-based Church Programs from Maslow’s Hierarchy

by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 12/7/15. When undertaking need-based outreach, leaders often have trouble getting their heads around the idea of “what kinds of needs” should be addressed. One student put it this way: “A few years ago the local … Continue reading

SPIRITUAL WAYPOINTS 16, 15 & 14: How to help people navigate their spiritual journey

Excerpted from Bob Whitesel, “Waypoint 16: No Awareness of a Supreme Being” Waypoint 15: Awareness of a Supreme Being, No knowledge of the Good News” and “Waypoint 14: Initial Awareness of the Good News” in Spiritual Waypoints: Helping Others Navigate the Journey (2010). … Continue reading

TRANSFORMATION & This Chart Reminds Us That People Value an Organization That Helps Change Lives

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: This pyramidal chart demonstrates that one of the highest needs for people today is to change their life for the better. This is exactly what Christ offers and the Church participates in this better than it … Continue reading

NEED MEETING & How the Holmes-Rahe Scale Gets Small Groups & Teams Involved In Need-meeting

by Bob Whitesel Ph.D., 7/6/15. Did you know that you can create outreach-orientated small groups and teams that will not only get more volunteers involved, but also meet the needs of those outside of the congregation?  I call these “need-based … Continue reading

SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION & Research Shows Crises Lead to a Need for Transformation

By Bob Whitesel Ph.D., 9/30/11. Excerpted with permission from Cure for the Common Church: God’s Plan to Restore Church Health (2012) pp. 146-149. Researchers[i] have long understood that people usually seek change in their life while going through a crisis.[ii] … Continue reading

A video of Bob Whitesel: OUTREACH & Get Radical by Asking Your Community About Their Needs

Bob Whitesel, Oct. 2012, Conference, Nashville, TN Professor Whitesel summarizes a simple “need-based” strategy for growing your church through outreach. (From Church Central’s Turnaround 20/20 summit in 2012.)