GO 2020 Philosophy
Global Outreach Day has sought to be a movement from its inception.
The Lord has used various denominations, ministries, local churches and networks to mobilize their constituencies to be involved. The movement has grown because many partners have owned the vision and the implementation and have utilized their structures to motivate, equip, etc.
As Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) contemplates broadening the focus in 2020 from a day to a month, the movement will need to continue to involve partners who own and implement among their respective members, in their own way and using their own strategies, trainings and materials where possible. The G.O.D. his¬torical evangelistic emphases have generally had two organizational components:
- To inspire mobilization
- To facilitate implementation
It seems reasonable to assume and project that GO 2020 will have those as well.
To Inspire Motivation
G.O.D. leadership only has so much time and credibility to inspire/motivate all segments of the Body of Christ. Therefore, it is very helpful to find influential leaders who share the vision and endorse the movement to their organizations and beyond. These same people have a great deal of wisdom/advice to offer.
Most often it has proven helpful to form “advisory boards” made up of a number of these advisors and en-dorsers. GO 2020 has already formed a Global Advisory Board and is working toward establishing similar groups at the continental and national levels, as needed.
To Facilitate Implementation
In the past G.O.D. emphases we have found that as momentum builds, there is great merit for those involved to be encouraged and informed by what others are doing. A key word to summarize this is “sharing”. Participating organizations can help one another by sharing:
- Stories about what God is doing in the respective organizations.
- Strategies, trainings and materials which seem to be working well.
Plans, including major events, which may prove helpful for other organizations to be involved in.
Chairman Global Leadership Team GO 2020,
International President Cru