Engage and Reach Your Community

Does your church struggle to find effective ways to invest in your community? Do you want to reach people around you but don’t know how? Then this course is for you. 

The Effective Community Outreach Course will help your church assess the needs of your local community and determine how to best create connections to the people around you. By adapting to your unique context, your church will be equipped to build bridges to people and extend the love of Jesus Christ.

These 14 modules are designed to help you:

  • Better understand your community culture
  • Establish your church’s brand and story
  • Make your website and social media
  • Utilize effective outreach tools and methods
  • Host events that make a lasting impact

This course includes 14 enhanced modules, 4.5+ hours of HD video, and 40 handouts. And it's all yours to keep and revisit for as long as you need it.

The first three modules are free. If you like what you see, then you'll love the additional depth and insight in the remaining 9 modules. You won’t find this collection of wisdom, knowledge, and advice from anywhere else so don't miss this opportunity to learn from a real practitioner and thought leader in the guest services community.  

Build bridges to people and extend the love of Jesus Christ in your community.

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  • Free Access to Modules 1-3
  • Upon registering, you will get free, immediate access to the first module
  • Modules 2-3 will be emailed to you in the next couple of days

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  • 14 enhanced modules taught by a real practitioner and thought leader
  • 4.5+ hours of HD video
  • 40 handouts
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Engage Your Community

If you want to understand the needs of your local community. If you want to equip your people in outreach. If you want to establish your church's brand and story. If you want to partner with other churches and organizations to make a Kingdom impact. This course is for you. 

Effective Community Outreach is your guide to engage your community and step into the mission of Jesus Christ around you. This course features 14 exclusive modules with exceptional material and actionable steps from a well known thought leader on the topic of outreach. 


Module 1: What Is Outreach?

Step into and embrace the mission of Jesus Christ in your community.

Module 2: The Biblical Basis for Outreach

Discover the incarnational and invitational aspects of biblical outreach from the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Module 3: Why Should Your Church Invest in Your Community?

Three reasons why your church should invest in the community and lives of those around you.

Module 4: Getting to Know Your Community

Know and understand your community through schools, neighbors, other pastors, community leaders, and demographic surveys.

Module 5: Adapting to Your Cultural Context

Build bridges that are meaningful to engage the people and needs of your community.

Module 6: Raising Awareness through Outreach: What’s Our Story?

What do you want your community to know about your church?

Module 7: Establishing Your Church’s Brand Through Outreach

Your church’s brand influences and impacts how people view God in your community.

Module 8: Raising Awareness through Outreach: Essential Tools, Part 1

The importance of your church’s website, social media, and signage in effective community outreach.

Module 9: Raising Awareness through Outreach: Essential Tools, Part 2

The importance of direct mail, personal invitations, and events in effective community outreach.

Module 10: Making Personal Connections through Outreach

Connect with people in your community through social media and personal invitations.

Module 11: Planning Your Annual Outreach Calendar

Strategize and plan your church’s outreach calendar to intentionally engage your community.

Module 12: Equipping Your People for Outreach

Mobilize your people to engage your community through a culture of prayer and invitation in your church.

Module 13: Hosting Community Outreach Events

Bless your community and help people experience what your church is all about.

Module 14: Partnering with Other Churches and Organizations

Utilize your church’s strengths and work alongside other churches and ministries to reach your community.


Fred J. Ødegård

Church planter and pastor at Kingdomkirken, Norway
"This is an interesting, Bible based and practical course on a very important subject. It goes straight to the purpose of the church. And easy to use tools like the Outreach Matrix makes it very easy to turn the learning into action."

James Pavlic

Bi-vocational church planter in rural Ohio 
"I can't tell you how good this course is. It is really helping me think so much deeper about community engagement. This course not only gives you a solid basis for why you should do community outreach, but also guides you through the process of how to do it effectively.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do Plus Members need to purchase the courses separately to access them? If you are an Annual Plus Member, you don't need to! As a part of your annual membership, you get every course on NewChurches.com and 800+ courses on Ministry Grid. This is a $3100 value if purchased separately. However, this is not a part of monthly subscriptions.
  2. Will I ever lose access to the course? Never. Once you purchase the course, it's yours forever. This course will always be accessible to stream via NewChurches.com.
  3. I'm a Monthly Plus Member, how do I use my 25% off coupon code? When you go to your shopping cart and check out, there will be a place to enter in your coupon code. If you do not have a 25% off coupon code, but you are a Plus Member, then just email newchurches@lifeway.com.
  4. What if I have a question or need support? We are here to help. Simply submit any questions that you might have to newchurches@lifeway.com. 
  5. What if I don't want to create a PayPal Account? PayPal is very secure and it's easy to create an account. However, you do not need a PayPal account to purchase this course. You can checkout as a guest.

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Here’s our promise. Purchase today risk-free because this course comes with a full 30-day, 100% Money Back Guarantee.

If for any reason you don’t benefit from Effective Community Outreach, then we insist that you get 100% of your money back. It’s simple: Purchase the course and see for yourself. If the modules, videos, and handouts don’t help you in your ministry, then I’ll refund you 100% within 30 days of purchase. Just send me an email at newchurches@lifeway.com, tell us why you were unsatisfied (so we can improve!), and we will promptly refund your money.


Engaging Your Community Matters

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to reach your local community. Knowing the needs and figuring out the best ways to connect with those around you can be difficult. The Effective Community Outreach course will help you to know and understand your local community and assess the best ways for your church to meet those needs, capitalizing on your strengths and resources. It will also help you to lead your church to embrace the mission of Jesus Christ in your community for Kingdom impact. 

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