Breakaway Outreach is a movement of missional communities dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to at-risk youth, underprivileged children, and underserved communities around the world.
God’s heart for the nations radiates through every book of the Bible, and because His kingdom is at the center of everything that we do at Breakaway Outreach, it is His passion for missions that drives our own.
John Piper says that “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” Our global vision entails God’s heartbeat for the nations—He gets the glory that He deserves when all of the peoples that He made delight in and worship Him!
In Genesis 12:1-3, the Lord commanded Abram to leave his own people and “go” to a place where he would be a “blessing” to other people. In what has been called the “Great Commission,” Jesus told his followers to go and “make disciples of all nations,” teaching them to observe everything Christ taught.
We believe that the Bible has one unified message from Genesis to Revelation; that those of us who are blessed with the intimate knowledge of the love of God and the eternal salvation that Christ’s death and resurrection afford us, have a mandate to spread that blessing to all peoples of the earth.
From underserved communities in America to unreached people groups around the world, our heartbeat is to make disciples of all nations with a strategic focus on reaching youth and children.
Our Objectives in Missions Mobilization:
- Reaching The Lost
Research suggests that if a child does not experience Christ in a significant way during early childhood, it will become increasingly difficult to reach them as adults. We are committed to investing in the lives of gospel-destitute children, nurturing them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and developing them into disciples who live for His kingdom glory.
- Mentoring Missional Leaders
Our discipling strategy involves leading young people into a growing relationship with Christ and mentoring them to become missional leaders by helping them find their role in God’s mission for the world and to learn how to fulfill that calling in their generation. We aim to intentionally develop missionally-minded young people who are engaged in God’s mission everyday at home and abroad.
One of the ways that we mentor young people is by training and mobilizing them to serve in cross-cultural missions. From participating in sports camps in Europe to serving in poverty-stricken countries like the Dominican Republic, cross-cultural missions help young people mature in their understanding of God’s heartbeat for every nation, tribe, and people. Therefore, cross-cultural missions not only serve to reach the unreached with the Gospel; these movements foster spiritual growth for those doing the reaching as well. Leading young people into missions causes them to see a bigger world, gain a broader perspective of God’s heart for every people, and experience the incomparable joy of helping bring others to Christ.
- Empowering Communities
We recognize the essential role of the local church in God’s restorative plan for the world, and that unique missionary forms of the church are equally essential. We are convinced that missional expressions of the local church among the poor, marginalized, and underserved are needed if those far from God are to have any hope of moving toward a relationship with Jesus.
Missions is the reason for the church’s existence. What has been called “the Great Commission,” the task of evangelizing the world, was given to the church and thus became its great work.
We come alongside of the local church in training, equipping, resourcing, and mobilizing missions movements that are geared toward at-risk youth, underprivileged children, and underserved communities.
We strive continually to understand systemic causes of delinquency and poverty and then combat those causes through ministries of reconciliation in the communities we serve. We believe that ministry with the poor begins by listening to and learning from those affected by poverty, those with firsthand knowledge of the plight and potential solutions.
Ways YOU can help mobilize your community for mission among the poor:
- Get proper training in poverty alleviation efforts. (Contact us for resources)
- Learn as much as you can about your community’s unmet needs and pray about where God would have you focus.
- Find out what other ministries, churches, or organizations exemplify some of the “best practices” in that type of ministry. (Contact us for referrals)
- If you are going on a short-term mission trip among the poor, make sure your team is trained effectively. Training includes ways to prevent hurting those you are actually trying to help. (We can help you with that too!)
- Formulate a plan with your church about providing a sustained, long-term strategy to serve the marginalized in your community.
- Invite one of our speakers to come to your church to talk about poverty alleviation. We cover theological foundations for missions, proven strategies for ministering to the underserved, and innovative ideas for outreach.