It is not easy to fully and accurately describe who we are in a written statement. In part, that is because Outreach International is more of an organism than an organisation. So, by choice, we do not have a statement of faith or a doctrine, nor do we feel that we need one. We are a body of people located around the world who each live in relationship with God and with one another.
Like all relationships, ours are continually growing and maturing as God draws us to Himself and each other. We believe wholeheartedly in God the Father, in Jesus His Son and in the Holy Spirit as They reveal themselves to us personally, in the Bible and through the lives of many believers throughout the centuries.
Our lives are centred on our personal love relationship with the living God and are an expression of Jesus’ first and greatest commandment:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NIV)
Over more than fifty years God has led us, teaching us about Himself and His ways through our personal and individual love relationships with Him. Most importantly we have learned to recognise God’s voice and respond to His words. He is the God of the eternal present and we respond to Him without carrying the past with us or being anxious about the future. Our commitment to God is that His words will return to Him fulfilled in our lives each day.
Most recently, God has spoken to us about searching for those who desire to know and love Him as we do. We do not know who or where they are, but God does – for He sees the heart of every person. By faith we have embraced this direction from God and, as a body of people, we are committed to fulfilling His heart’s desire.