THE JOURNEY OUT
 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

ACTS 1:8 NIV


THE 'JOURNEY OUT' PLAN IS SIMPLE

As you go, make disciples of all nations… (Matt 28:18-20)

 
  1. We have to be going, but we must start with where we are, and go to where we are not
  2. 'Make disciples,' means to develop and  invest in places and people
  3. 'To go to the nations,' means to cross geographical and cultural boundaries
  4. Discipleship should reflect Jesus’ earthly mission found in Luke 4:18, and the Church is to reflect Jesus’ mission found in Acts 2:42-47.

The church must be moving and replicating itself; being the hands, feet and mouth of God, as healers and restorers in a broken and decaying world.

 

ZONE 0 - THE HOME

This is the starting point.  Zone 0 is where we spend most of our time - at our homes, with our families.  Discipleship making begins with our families.  This means our most important mission field is our families.  This also means that we need to see our homes as centers for mission and hospitality, welcoming others into our homes.

Zone 0 is also the church.  The church is not a building, but a people.  As a church, we are called to be on Kingdom mission together.  The Church is the Home, the Zone 0, the Family of God.

ZONE 1 - NEIGHBORHOOD

Who’s your neighbor?  What does it look like for you to engage those who live around you and your neighborhood with the Gospel?  Maybe throw a block party and invite your neighbors into your Zone 0.

What would it look like to see your workplace as your neighborhood?  How can you reach the marketplace with the gospel?

ZONE 2 - COMMUNITY

Where do your kids go to school?  Do you live in Elkhorn, Fremont, Bellevue or Benson?  How do you reach your community with the gospel?  Did you know that Westside Church has campuses in southwest Omaha and Fremont?  What would it look like for you to participate with one of our communities in your community?

ZONE 3 - METROPOLIS

For the Omaha area, what does it look like to engage our entire city with the Gospel?  Where would Jesus be? Where would he be going?  Where does the church need to be going?

Here are some of the ways that people at Westside Church are engaging the Omaha Metro area and ways you can join:

ZONE 4 - REGION/NATION

As the church crosses geographical and cultural boundaries, where is our church headed?  Westside Church works in and supports a few areas:

ZONE 5 - THE WORLD

Westside Church sends out teams and supports a variety of works throughout the world.  

Currently, we are partnering with our sister church, Providence Road Church from Miami in Santa Martha de Loma Azul, Nicaragua.  We are bringing clean water, sanitation, education and appropriate technologies to the rural village of Santa Martha.  We are also hosting Vacation Bible Schools, Pastor’s Conferences, Medical Teams, etc. with teams 2 times per year in the community.

In addition, we also send teams to Ecuador and other countries. We partner with these organizations and missionaries from our church and in the world.