The fall season has historically been our greatest outreach season in Lancaster. We host Open House Sunday in October, and in a few-weeks’ window of time, we systematically knock on every door in our greater community.
This fall we’re launching a new outreach initiative—Love Works. I’m excited about it and am praying that through this comprehensive outreach the Lord will use our church to touch our community with the gospel like never before.
The underlying premise of this program is the command, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” The best way we can love our neighbors is by sharing the gospel with them. And in some cases, the best way we can gain our neighbor’s ear is by demonstrating love in a tangible way.
Over the next six weeks, our church family will be taking the love of God to our community through group projects and personal expressions of love.
Here are our three objectives:
- Express the love of God through works of kindness and compassion. We will be going to rescue missions, public schools, public servant offices—everywhere we possibly can to express the love of God. Weeks ago, we identified these venues, and we have been working to secure the necessary permissions to get involved.
- Share the gospel of Christ with as many people as possible. Every act of kindness will be accompanied with the gospel or something that directs to the gospel. At the same time, we will continue to present the gospel through door to door soulwinning.
- Impact our community as the body of Christ. For years, it has been our prayer that no honest history of the Antelope Valley will be written without including the impact made by Lancaster Baptist Church. Matthew 5:16 instructs, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Through Love Works, we are praying to impact our community like never before—saturating every public venue with expressions of God’s love and every home with the gospel message.
I’m so excited about the Love Works campaign, and I’m asking the Lord to use it to bring many people in our valley to Christ.
If you’re part of Lancaster Baptist Church, click here to participate. If you’re not part of our church, please pray for us as we show the Antelope Valley in Southern California that God’s love works!