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Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Do Christians have a collective responsibility to work together to expand the Gospel effectively?
Note: The Adventist logos used in this demo are for illustrative purposes only. This proposal is not meant to convey any official endorsement of any future service or product of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This demo shows how the Gospel message can be expanded through HopeSide’s unique methods. Please sit back and watch Duration: 15 minutes. Note: HopeSide and all original material presented here is copyright protected. This was developed in 2010.
In light of the great Gospel work to be done, a model or framework of an integrated, simultaneous, worldwide outreach effort is needed. HopeSide's model enables that. The goal is not to replace anyone's efforts but to complement and speed up existing outreach efforts through a highly integrated approach. Please take a look…
Outreach Formula To spread the Gospel quickly and effectively to the entire world: 1.Simplify 2.Amplify The following presentation shows how.
The Message Simplified The Gospel Message to be shared CLEARLY and BOLDLY with all the world, simplified: 1. WHOLESOME LIVING NOW: Mark 12:30-31 – Love for God, others, and oneself – relationships’ centered. E.G. White – “It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers.” - Education, Chapter 1, lines 2-3. 2. THE HOPE OF LIFE TO COME: Titus 2:13 – “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of…our Savior Jesus Christ.” Ref: “…the Church's spiritual mission of serving the whole person and taking the gospel to the world.” – Church Manual, Ch. 3, P. 12 (Min. Ver.,‘10)
Challenges Outreach has three challenges: 1.MAKING THE CONTACT: The spirit is willing but the body is too shy to initiate contact with strangers. 2.MESSAGE INTRODUCTION: How and what to share briefly to awaken further interest. 3.FOLLOW-UP/AFTER CARE: Once a contact is made, how and what to follow up with?
The Obligation Basis THE ADVENTIST OBLIGATION: >>What is our obligation to be fulfilled today? “The Church believes its responsibility to make Christ known to the world includes a moral obligation to preserve human dignity by promoting optimal levels of physical, mental, and spiritual health.” – Church Manual, Chapter 8, P. 66, lines 24-26. (Min. Ver., 2010) “The Savior’s commission to the church to carry the gospel to all the world (Matt. 28:19, 6 20; Mark 16:15) meant not only preaching the gospel but ensuring the welfare of those who accepted that message. This involved shepherding as well as housing the flock and also meeting relationship problems.” - Church Manual, Chapter 3, P. 10, lines 6-9 (Min. Ver., 2010)
Open Doors To Hope! HopeSide.Com (Message Amplified Using Media) Create a portal that can showcase all the Gospel teachings in a simplified, relevant and engaging manner with media content that is updated regularly. HopeSide.Com can be that portal for anyone to join and know more. >>Wholesome Living can be promoted on this site in three ways: A. Mind focus – Developing healthy relationships with others. B. Body focus – Developing a healthy relationship with oneself. C. Spirit focus – Developing a right relationship with God. & helping to prepare for life to come through wholesome living now!
HopeSide.Com (Message Amplified Using Media) Ministering to the whole person: Additional Features >> Ministering to the whole person: (The content here is for a non-Christian audience, but anyone can join.) This site can be enriching, educational, and interactive with social features to interconnect members. Other modules can be added as needed. Registered users can be auto-matched to fellowship groups, ministry projects, possible local churches to join, conferences, unions, divisions, and all the way to the G.C. as per choices made online. Open Doors To Hope!
>> Social Channel << Loving Others: Anyone online can visit the “Social Channel” of HopeSide.com to participate in daily, live, multi-topic discussions on developing healthy relationships with the world around them. >>> And they can be invited to become members online to learn more. Three Channel Message- Engaging the world >> Public Engagement - Social
Loving Yourself: Anyone online can visit the “Health Channel” of HopeSide.com to participate in daily, live, multi-topic discussions on developing a healthy relationship with oneself. >>> And they can be invited to become members online to learn more. Three Channel Message- Engaging the world >> >> Health Channel << Public Engagement - Health
Loving God: Anyone online can visit the “Faith Channel” of HopeSide.com to participate in daily, live, multi-topic discussions on developing a right relationship with God to prepare for life hereafter. >>> And they can be invited to become members online to learn more. Three Channel Message- Engaging the world >> Public Engagement - Faith >> Faith Channel <<
The Media Mandate THE ADVENTIST MEDIA MANDATE: >>>Recap - “We must take every justifiable means of bringing the light before the people. Let the press be utilized, and let every advertising agency be employed that will call attention to the work.”—6T 36. “Means will be devised to reach hearts. Some of the methods used in this work will be different from the methods used in the work in the past.”—Ev 105. - Church Manual, Chapter 8, Page 62, lines 4-9 (Min. Ver., 2010)
The HopeSide Portal Benefits FEEDING THE FLOCK ONLINE: The overall benefits of an all-in-one outreach portal: As the church grows, so are the needs to constantly update, educate, and communicate with all the members in a timely manner so that all are on the same page. Leadership and laity can interact in one place as needed! New and current member growth and enrichment can take place here.
The HopeSide Portal Benefits FEEDING THE FLOCK ONLINE: Church life integration into the portal: As churches attempt to use online tools to reach out, many are unable to have their own websites, or, effectively use their own existing sites for lack of skill, talent and time. This handicaps the local church in many ways. An easy to use, all-in-one portal can alleviate many current drawbacks to doing outreach and inreach, on and offline.
Hope Steps - Scenario (Educated members can then join or form a local church for “hope living” to do outreach again.) (Typical encounter by media and other ways.) (Potential members can join the all-in-one interactive, social, educational, empowering, and local church/group matching outreach web-portal.)
HopeSide Outreach Models H PESIDE.COM WELCOMES YOU Contact: Andy “…The challenge of reaching the more than 6 billion people on planet Earth with His end-time message seems impossible…” “T o that end, council members voted to endorse…initiatives to encourage prayer, Bible study and the use of technology to link a global community of Seventh-day Adventist church members whose leaders are seeking revival.” - Voted 10/11/2010, “God’s Promised Gift” – Annual Council Action (G.C.) Group Outreach: If the HopeSide.Com portal is implemented as described, it will make it easier to organize and mobilize members to engage in concerted outreach efforts, and regular year-long short rallies in major places worldwide, to bring attention to the Gospel message.
HopeSide Outreach Models H PESIDE.COM WELCOMES YOU Contact: Andy Personal Outreach: Business/postcards and such to be shared can be printed with a short HopeSide message with an invitation to join the site to know more, along with personal contact info for a follow up.
HopeSide Implementation Technology solutions exist that can be easily implemented and customized for the unique needs of a single-portal approach online. It may be challenging and expensive in the beginning, but it will pay for itself in the long run. While existing social media outlets and other sites are currently used, this is a fragmented approach with its limitations. It is far more beneficial to invest in a scalable, all-in-one custom solution. Thus, HopeSide.Com can be the front & back-end support for outreach activities worldwide. It will help to synchronize and speed up efforts across a wide spectrum.
HopeSide Steering Board The steering board can consist of visionary gospel outreach personnel, Adventist business leaders (e.g. ASI), and technology talent. The HopeSide portal objectives can be outlined and the various modules implemented on a gradual basis, starting with a beta version. All the churches and their members can be invited to participate and help with improving and growing the site for effective out & inreach, on & offline, on an ongoing basis. A financially self-supporting model can be implemented as well.
HopeSide Strategy The HopeSide Community Church was launched on Sept. 3, 2011 with no members or a pastor with simply outreach in mind. Anyone with any background were invited through advertising online to actively fellowship and worship every Saturday. There has been a good response to our media and community outreach efforts. The Church’s website is hopeside.org. >>> The church’s general monthly programming is as follows: 1. Every first week – Focus on relationships’ building – loving others. 2. Every second week – Focus on healthy living – loving oneself. 3. Every third week – Focus on building faith – loving God. 4. Every fourth week – Focus on community & outreach matters.
HopeSide Strategy Dec. 12, 2011 update >>> Many with diverse faith backgrounds have made the HopeSide Church their home! They actively fellowship, support and participate in all activities. Thus, many outreach objectives have been met. Tithes were sent to a local conference. Offerings collected were able to pay for the basic expenses to remain solvent. Conference affiliation is sought. Future church plants of HopeSide could follow the currently tried programming model to minister to the whole person. Implementing HopeSide.Com can greatly aid these efforts.
HopeSide Offline – Salt & Light Additionally, HopeSide aims to operate outreach training centers in affiliated churches and other places worldwide once feasible. Individuals or groups from any church or anywhere can freely attend the outreach training sessions. Those trained can help their own churches or operate individually to engage in outreach related activities, thus being salt and light in their local communities. Continued support and training will be given by HopeSide online and offline year round.
Music Support – PraiseLive.Com Music is an integral part of outreach efforts. The goal of Praise Live is to “make praise live” through fostering quality and a global flavor to praise music. The PraiseLive.com website aims to enable networking, planning, and sharing of resources with affiliated praise groups.
Music Support – PraiseLive.Com Anyone from any church or anywhere can freely schedule and attend weekly local Praise Live practice sessions with the help of PraiseLive.Com’s networking features. Support and training will be given by PraiseLive online and offline regularly as possible in conjunction with HopeSide’s outreach training year round.
Interesting fact: At one time, the PraiseLive.Com site received about 2-3000 visitors every day, mostly from India. Majority of them were of a non-Christian background. Though this phenomenon has not been understood, this site can be a great witnessing tool all by itself. PraiseLive.Com Stats
HopeSide Conclusion LET IT SHINE: To spread the Gospel quickly and effectively, simplify and amplify it in ways that anyone can relate to, and benefit from. To this end, the all-in-one HopeSide Outreach portal aims to operate three, live, interactive, simultaneous, web based, video and blog channels (separate Social, Health, and Faith channels), to educate and empower anyone, anywhere, to be their best in mind, body, and spirit, for life now, and prepare for life to come. Contd.,
HopeSide Conclusion LET IT SHINE: It will have social networking, productivity, and organizational features to enable anyone to become members of Hopeside.Com for further learning, support, community, and conversion to the faith. Thus, the HopeSide portal can complement, synchronize and speed up worldwide outreach efforts on an ongoing basis.