There are many people who are interested in spiritual conversations but are not likely to consider connecting to an "organized religion" or attending any worship service within a church building. Rather than expecting them to "come to us," followers of Christ can engage in strategies in our communities for spiritual conversations and disciple formation.
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These Outposts are specifically geared towards evangelism and discipleship, helping people not only consider their faith, but also inviting them to join in group life which encourages faith practices that lead to spiritual growth. They are usually small and are led by one or two people. They are designed to meet people where they are in life and engage in an ongoing faith conversation in ways and places that are non-threatening. They are typically affinity based. Each mission outpost is a small expression of the body of Christ.
Mission outposts are not to be confused with serving the needs of people in the community. Serving may be a part of what a mission outpost does, but the primary focus of mission outposts is to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ and engage them in the journey of following Jesus.