What is Outreach?

Outreach engages in the evangelization of people presently outside our church.  Outreach is important to the church because it is important to God which makes it important to every Christian as it is commanded by Christ. By the church opening its doors to others these are some of the ways we are being disciples.Pancake Breakfast
Each quarter our committee holds a free pancake breakfast which is open to the public.  We have items available such as bibles, reading material, information on facilities available to help with food, clothing and lodging.  We also have music to relax by and for those needing prayer we also have a Stephen Minister available.
We have held workshops such as Teen Storms which allows teenagers to come and listen to other teens and adults who have struggled through uncertain times in their lives.  Their testimonies tell of how they were able to make it through the rough times. Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Breakout BBQ
Breakout BBQ, held in February of 2019 proved to be exceptional event.  With Family, Fun, Food, and Music Ministry we fed over 300.  A local Inverness resident did all the food preparation.stored
Restored was a presentation by Matthew Zawisza with Living Gospel Ministries. The sanctuary was moved to silence as Matthew presented his rendition of Restored.  It was a reminder of our sinfulness and how we need our living Savior, our brokenness and to what length Jesus will go to put us back together.  This was eye opening experience.
Over 200 FEMA Meal Boxes were donated to our church for distribution.  After our Sunday service lines formed in our fellowship hall for pick up.  Each member took so many that we were able to distribute them in just a few days.  It really didn’t take long to find out how so many people were hungry, on the trail, on street corners and outside of the local stores. Matthew 25:35 – “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Habitat for Humanity
The laying of sod for Habitat for Humanity was very fulfilling.  To work side by side someone who is making a life in their new home.  Experiencing their joy of completion.  This only took a matter of four hours and the very next week we visited them once again to watch the home owner with tears flowing receiving the keys to their new home.
Service in the Park
Service in the Park was held October 2017 at Liberty Park. This was an afternoon of worship, Fun, Food with games and face painting all while music was being played in the background.  Scripture from the Bible was presented by   Zeb Bishop a local pastor and professional strength builder as he displayed his feats of strength by breaking bricks and bending metal into shapes.