YOUR FAITH WAS MADE TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Have you ever looked at the world and thought, “It’s not supposed to be this way?”
We think God agrees.

We believe the good God who made all things desires them to flourish, and that He is looking for people to show His glory to the world by changing things for the better.

That’s why we’re here, to provide resources and experiences to help people and churches become “outposts” of a faith that changes the world.

Over the next several months, Outpost Church Ministries will be transitioning from our previous mission as a local church to a new mission as a resourcing and encouragement ministry. We’ll be offering teaching for people, training for teams, tools to grow you deeper and events to lift you higher.

We invite you to check out our Devotional Blog below, take a look at our Teaching & Resources section, and sign up for our occasional newsletter if you’d like to hear about events and opportunities coming your way.

Finally, building out a ministry takes time and money, and we’d love it if you’d consider supporting the mission through prayer and giving.

Thanks for visiting the site, and we hope we get to help you become and outpost of the Kingdom of God!

–Phillip

GROW YOUR FAITH

Devotional Blog

Love and Reciprocity

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells two parables. One parable is of a loving shepherd who seeks a lost sheep at great cost and rejoices when the wayward lamb comes home. Jesus says, "This is what your Heavenly Father is like." The other parable tells of a generous master who forgives a servant of an unpayable debt and how that servant refuses to show forgiveness to someone else who owes him far less. The master then recalls the forgiven servant, reinstates his debt and throws him into the dungeon to be...

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Freedom and Love

"But so we won't offend them..." (Matthew 17:27a) The point of Christian freedom is not to flaunt it before others, but simply to be free of excessive obligation. Yet, in Christ there is still an obligation to love and care for others. Paul knew this (see 1 Corinthians 8, 10:23-33). More importantly, Jesus knew this and lived it. Your conscience may release you to do things from which others may feel restrained, but your calling isn't to convince them to be like you. Your calling is to be like...

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Two Lenses

"You are a hinderance to me because you're not thinking about God's concerns but human concerns." (Matthew 16:23b) After Peter has a revelation from God, he quickly slips back into his old, human-centered ways of thinking. This is natural. We naturally are concerned with food and clothing and shelter and income and relationships and significance because these are major components of our life. But Jesus reminds us there is a deeper life that matters even more. Our mindset is the lens through...

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At the Feet of Jesus

"They put them at His feet, and He healed them." (Matthew 15:30b) Everyone needs healing. Some have sickness of the body, others of the mind and spirit, but in a world broken and scarred by sin, nobody gets through unscathed. We try our best to be healed, to find solutions. Doctors and drugs, programs and professionals, therapists and self-help guides – yes, we do our best. But our best is often simply not good enough. So where do we go for true and lasting healing? Is there a place where we...

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More Than Enough

"Everyone ate and was satisfied. They picked up 12 baskets full of leftover pieces." (Matthew 14:20) Jesus is not a stingy Savior. He is not a miserly Messiah. When Jesus promises life, He means full, vibrant, overflowing life. When He promises joy, He means deep-seated, all-encompassing, overwhelming joy. When He promises peace, He means peace that cannot be explained or taken away by circumstances; peace that soothes our soul in every season, no matter what the season looks like. Yes, Jesus...

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Only time will tell

In Matthew 13, Jesus tells parable after parable about the Kingdom of God. He talks about what it's like, and what it's worth, who gets in and who's left out. Yet, through nearly all of the parables there is a single, simple idea that makes all the difference... Only time will tell. It takes time to see whether true faith has taken hold. It takes time to see where the real change has taken place, and it will take time before any final judgment can be made. So, if you or someone you care about...

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Words and Hearts

"For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart… By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:34a, 37) What is righteousness? What is innocence? In Jesus' teaching, they are a way of living brought about by a state of being. They are a representation of the true character of the heart, a revelation of who someone really is inside. Jesus says that in the end, the righteous will escape judgment and receive rewards while the unrighteous will be...

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The Path to Greatness

"Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he." (Matthew 11:11) Jesus offers high praise to John, and what did John do to earn it? He simply said "yes" to God's call. He didn't struggle or strive to make something of himself or prove his value, he simply responded to God. Yet, after His accolades to John, Jesus says something shocking, that though John may be great in the sphere of this...

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Losing and Finding

"Whoever doesn't take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Anyone who finds his life will lose it, and anyone who loses his life because of me will find it." (Matthew 10:38-39) So often we come to Jesus as if He is a useful addition to the life we already have. We treat Him and His teaching as upgrades or accessories that will make our life better, and they do…for a time. Jesus reminds us, though, that the full and vibrant life He promises cannot just be added on to the empty and...

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Jesus shows up where He’s needed the most

"It is not those who are well who need a doctor, but those who are sick." (Matthew 9:12) To religious and self-righteous people, Jesus was of no use. In their minds, they had things all figured out, and if anything, Jesus might do well to follow their example of piety. But Jesus didn't come to please the self-righteous. He came to save those who knew they weren't righteous enough. Jesus reserved His greatest power and most loving presence not for those who earned it by good behavior, but for...

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Series Messages

Jesus was a master storyteller, and His parables captured the attention of His world. But what about us? What do these stories of Jesus mean for us today? Join us…
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