For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Luke 19:10

Monday, February 22, 2010

Welcome to the first posting to this Gospel outreach blog.

Our simple purpose is to share and exchange helpful information with fellow believers to encourage and strengthen the sharing and spread of the Gospel with our neighbors, our communities and beyond.

Individual believers who have a burden and a desire to be personally involved in the finding of lost sheep will find this blog useful. Sheep finders can share approaches that have worked for them.

Local New Testament assemblies of believers will find this blog useful in sharing information on new or modified approaches that have resulted in a positive response from the community. The more who participate in sharing their activities to 'connect' with the community, the more useful this blog will become.

Christians who are reaching into their communities to win people to Christ are on the front-lines of homeland Gospel work. In 2004, a community evangelism newsletter was started. Front Line Times was a short lived but potentially useful publication. Christians said they wanted an ongoing channel to communicate ideas and Gospel approaches for reaching into their communities. Others said they wanted to be regularly reminded of their 'Christian' responsibility to seek and win the others to Christ. They're looking for up-to-the-minute news on what's happening and what's working.

The Front Line Times publication died in 2005. It was too labor intensive and dependent on too few. Blogging technology has advanced since 2005 and is now mainstream communication technology. It is less labor intensive and offers the flexibility for others to participate easily.

As the posts multiply on this blog and the archives begin to grow, this blog will become a warehouse of Gospel work ideas, strategies and approaches. You will be able to come here and search for ideas and see all such references in the archives.

Everyone is welcome to visit this blog (obviously); however the posts will be moderated and  we will do our best to respect the sensitivity of faith communities - as the saying goes. There will be times when we will exercise what may appear to be 'arbitrary' discretion as to what comments, suggestions or approaches are published on this blog. That's always the prerogative of the host blogger.

This blog is aligned with assemblies of believers that often report their Gospel activities in the Truth and Tidings monthly publication or would be in fellowship with those who do. If you happen not to be familiar with this community of believers but would like to communicate with the Lost Sheep Finders' Digest, we would like to hear from you.

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