outward focused church





being an outward focused church is thinking beyond itself seeking to connect to the community showing God's love in practical, tangible ways...

example:

each year we seek to help the teachers of Trotwood schools to equip the students with backpacks and school supplies...

we purchase 400 packs and sell the packs to the people of the Vineyard for $5 the $5 is just enough of an investment reminder to fill the packs up and bring them back to the Vineyard...This year we sold out in 2 weekends...As the packs return we stack them in a visible space near the entrance of the building...

this year our staff will be dividing up and going to the different schools in the Trotwood area...The superintendent of the school system is providing the schools names and addresses for our staff... we will receive some instructions, pair up into teams and head out into the community...this year we will also be delivering Krispy Kreme Donuts to the teachers who are already inservice at the schools and offer prayer for the new year...

needlesstosay the principals are touched by one church outward expression of kindness...

it also reminds the staff of our vision and our mission...going, doing, and being the good news helps us stay focused outward...
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