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

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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People and Pigs

–from Matthew 8:28-34 Not everybody wants to see things change. When Jesus brought healing and wholeness to the region of the Gadarenes, demons fled and one would think this would be good news to everyone. But it wasn't. Most people hadn't been directly affected by the evil among them. Most people weren't concerned about the ones whose lives had been ruined. Most people were content with the status quo because it was pretty good for them, and as for their unfortunate neighbors…apparently they...

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Be Careful What You Put Out There

"Don't give what is holy to dogs, or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces." (Matthew 7:6) Wisdom and humility are foundations of spiritual growth. Wisdom, to know what matters most. Humility, as a reminder of how much wisdom we're still missing. Wisdom knows when to bide its time and hold its tongue. It knows that not every thought requires a "right now" conversation, not everyone needs to know, and not everybody even deserves...

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The Line

"When [Jesus] saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then He began to teach them, saying…" (Matthew 5:1-2) Jesus was often surrounded by crowds, but they were not His main priority. His disciples were. Jesus was often followed by crowds, but they weren't the ones following Him in ways that mattered. His disciples were. Jesus cared about the crowds, but He was committed to His disciples, and as a response to that commitment, He called them...

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Preaching

John the Baptist did not come "sharing his journey," or asking questions, or telling stories. He came preaching a message of truth, that God was at work, His kingdom was near, and that people must turn away from their sinful self-centeredness and embrace God's vision for the world. Some people were enthralled by this message, while some were offended. Some chose to embrace the invitation, while others chose to reject it. The same is true today. The world still preaches its gospel of...

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Listening

Life is full of hard choices, difficult situations, and uncertain circumstances. It is right and good to look for answers by seeking and studying, thinking and planning, but sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes what we need most is just to listen. Four times in Matthew chapter 2, God reveals the right path in a dream. The assumption, of course, is that the people He speaks to are listening. Whether through dreams, Scripture, a word from a friend or circumstances themselves, God is always...

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God’s Plan

"Now all of this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet." (Matthew 1:22) Sixteen times in Matthew's Gospel, he reminds us that the life of Jesus played out exactly as God's prophets had predicted. Sixteen times, Matthew draws our attention to the truth that Jesus' life didn't just happen, it followed a plan. Jesus had choices to make, of course. They were often gut-wrenching, teeth-gritting choices about whether or not to cooperate, but the plan was there all...

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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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