Item description for Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally by Kevin G. Harney...
Overview A comprehensive guide to sharing one's faith simply and naturally offers advice on how to reach out evangelically to others, providing insights and tools for how to disclose the rewards of God's love in a style that fits one's personality and calling. By the author of Seismic Shifts. Original.
Publishers Description Fulfill One of Your Deepest Longings Every follower of Jesus has a sincere desire to share God s love with others. We want to tell friends and family about who Jesus is, what he means to us, and all he has done for them. Deep in our hearts we have a burning passion to pass on the good news we have received. But, where do we start? We want to share our faith, but we don t want it to feel awkward, uncomfortable, or unnatural for them or for us Organic Outreach for Ordinary People will help you shape a personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways. This is not a system or a program. It s a collection of biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today. You can begin right where God has placed you. You can share the love and message of Jesus in a way that fits exactly how God has wired you. In this practical and easy-to-read book, Kevin Harney offers the tools needed to reach out with God s love in organic ways. In these pages you will discover that sharing the good news of Jesus can be as natural as talking about your favorite sports team or telling a friend about a wonderful new restaurant. On the golf course, over coffee, while taking a walk---anywhere and everywhere---become a bearer of grace. Share the amazing love of God. Tell the life-changing story of Jesus. Discover ordinary ways to communicate God s love and the message of salvation---naturally."
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Kevin Harney is a local church pastor, an author, and an international speaker who seeks to help believers grow to love God with greater passion and reach out to the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. He combines real life experience, humor, and solid biblical teaching in his preaching, leadership, teaching, and writing ministry. The goal of his ministry is to help followers of Jesus:
Love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Engage with people who are spiritually disconnected and help them draw near to Jesus.
Connect in the local Church and find their place in God’s family.
Experience the sheer joy of knowing and walking with Jesus.
Kevin’s newest book, Reckless Faith, will help you do all four of these things. In this book and DVD learning experience you will discover how you can take new risks and chances for God and to do this is a way that will honor God and bring joy and excitement to your life.
Kevin G. Harney (B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Western Theological Seminary) is the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. He has also pastored churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Glendora, CA.
In addition to Reckless Faith, Kevin has also authored The U-Turn Church, the Organic Outreach series, 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, Gary Thomas, Mark Batterson, Christine Caine, and other authors).
Kevin does extensive speaking and training on topics such as mobilizing churches for effective outreach, leadership, and balancing the challenges of ministry and marriage (in partnership with his wife, Sherry). Kevin has been married to Sherry for twenty-eight years and they have three adult sons: Zach, Josh and Nate. In the summer Kevin enjoys golfing and in the winter he loves to snowboard.
SPANISH BIO: Kevin G. Harney es pastor de ensenanza en Faith Church en Dyer, Indiana. Es autor de Seismic Shifts: the Little Changes that make a BIG difference in your life y coautor de varios libros.
Kevin Harney currently resides in Grand Rapids, in the state of Michigan.
Kevin Harney has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Organic Outreach?
excellent May 3, 2010
Super book for those wanting to share Jesus in a natural way. It's time to get out of our pews and into the world beyond the walls of our churches and this book will help! No canned memorized scripts, no sales pitch. But ways to connect with people in our spheres of influence and feel comfortable doing so.
Outreach for you and me! Jan 14, 2010
Organic Outreach for Ordinary People is the perfect book for those new to evangelism. Kevin Harney has gone beyond writing a book with a script or canned approach to spreading the Good News. He has given us a three part approach to evangelism that enables all of us fulfill God's call for us. Each part reveals the things we need to think about before we tell others about Christ. Part 1 deals with preparing ourselves for the mission. Harney starts with explaining that God's love and God's grace are very important when we start our training. He lets us know the Bible is our source of truth. Part 1 ends with an examination of our evangelistic temperature. Part 2 introduces the concepts of praying for people and with people. Living a Godly life as an example to others is the third chapter of this section. The section ends with examples of different ways to reach out to people when evangelizing. Getting in touch with the Holy Spirit is introduced in the first chapter in Part 3. Starting conversations, personal testamonies, and various ways to evangelise are introduced in the last chapters of the book. Part 3 is the work section of the book. Harney stresses that the book is not a system or program and he is right. Everything in the book is based on scripture. He also suggests opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit and watch what God will do. This is a wonderfully well written book that will inspire every willing heart to spread the Gospel.
Organic Outreach for Ordinary People = Organic and Ordinary Oct 9, 2009
Organic Outreach for Ordinary People is exactly that: organic and ordinary. It's down-to-earth life observations that ordinary people relate to about how to talk about Jesus in off-the-cuff, organic ways. While there may not be a plethora of new insight or information in this volume, that simplicity might be its value.
Kevin G. Harney's remarks can be summed up this way: Simply be real and God will use you to reach others for Jesus. This reality requires minimal new information; it does require a new attitude. That's where Harney focuses his effort.
In reaction to too many apprehensions, too many programs, and too many musings about evangelism, Harney advocates: Change your attitude to outreach and try it out. This volume is one in a line of reactionary books to the myriad evangelistic methods and programs in the 1970s-1990s. In response to the "task list to successful evangelism" approach, Harney offers an "attitude to effective outreach" approach. This book is about changing our spiritual attitudes to outreach and letting the tasks flow from there.
While affecting the reader's spiritual attitudes dominates Organic Outreach, Harney does offer specific tools. He insightfully describes how to pray for neighbors, begin spiritual conversations, describe one's own faith, and recognize an opportunity to talk about Jesus. He also details several catchy "laws" and "rules", such as the Law of Love and the One-Degree Rule. Furthermore, these suggestions remain faithful to his organic approach to outreach: they are not contrived or awkward. The reader will likely be able to picture using them in his/her own situation.