Westshore Christian Church
The One Degree Rule
Join us as we look at how outreach can become a natural and organic overflow of our life with Christ. What we cover in this series will help us put feet to our vision to be a vibrant, transforming community where we love God, love people, and serve that all may know Jesus! We have been given great news. Let’s learn how to live it and share it with those around us!
Locations & Times
  • Westshore Christian Church
    3062 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
At Westshore Christian Church
We seek to be a vibrant, transforming community where we love God, love People, and Serve that all may know Jesus.

Organic Outreach

•Sharing God’s Love
•Bringing the Gospel to the world
•Connecting with the spiritually disconnected
•Doing evangelism
•Reaching the lost

-From Organic Outreach For Ordinary People by Kevin Harney (page 16)
Organic Outreach --> More than sharing biblical truth

•Loving people
•Serving in our community
•Being models of Christ’s grace
•Building authentic relationships with those
who are far from God
•Telling our stories of God’s presence and power
•“Lifelong journey as we follow Jesus into the world”

From Organic Outreach For Ordinary People by Kevin Harney (page 16)

1.What Organic Outreach looks like in a Church--The Two Degree Rule
2.Compassion that moves--Jesus our Example
3.How to turn up our evangelistic temperature--The One Degree Rule
Three building blocks that help cultivate a culture that invites evangelistic movement

1. Does your church believe, honor and follow the teaching of the Bible?

2. Does your church love people and long for them to know Jesus?

3. Are the people in your church willing to sacrifice to the point that they will joyfully embrace change?

Σπλαγχνίζομαι (Splagchnizomai)

•From 'the inward parts’ – the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.•Came to denote the seat of the affections•“Gut-level compassion”•The capacity to feel deep emotions•Empathy / sympathy•Gut-wrenching love—compassion that moves


σπλάγχνα (splagchnon )

How to Raise Your Evangelistic Temperature

1.Engage in prayer consistently
2.Make time to connect with unbelievers
3.Tell stories
4.Make celebration natural
5.Spend time reflecting on eternity
So What? Organic Activity

Seek to raise your temperature one degree

•Engage in prayer consistently
•Make time to connect with unbelievers
•Tell stories
•Make celebration natural
•Spend time reflecting on eternity