Witness Outreach

Witness in our context is sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in obedience to the Great Commission as spoken by our Lord in Matthew 28:18-20. This is addressing the most important need of all which is the eternal need of salvation and having assurance of eternal life. We desire to keep the Great Commission as the highest priority of all we do in community outreach.

Transformation Jacksonville and North East Florida:

To prepare the hearts of the 1.5 million people in North East Florida, one of Community Outreach Ministry's partners, Transformation Jacksonville and North East Florida, has as its mandate to see every street and school in the region adopted by Christians and churches in prayer (this is called "Prayer Evangelism").  This movement is based upon Luke 10:1-10 where Jesus instructed the 72 to go in pairs to every village and city and do 4 things at each house:

  1. Speak peace to the house.
  2. Fellowship in the house.
  3. Pray for felt needs in the house.
  4. Announce that the "Kingdom of God has come near."

As of March 31, 2012, over 3,000 streets have been adopted by Christians and over 100 schools have been adopted by churches. Community Outreach Ministry (COM) is fully in support of this movement and is encouraging every UMC to challenge its members to adopt the street where they live and commit to pray for 20 neighbors. Additionally, COM is challenging every UMC to adopt at least 1 school as a partner to support.

This movement is producing great results in reducing crime in our streets and is preparing the way for large multitudes of people to come to salvation in our neighborhoods and region!

Partners who specialize in sharing the Great Commission to the poor, needy, addicted, and desperate:

Celebrate Recovery - Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered and Bible-based 12 Step Recovery Program.

City Rescue Mission - CRM exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Here's Life Inner City - Here's Life Inner City partners with churches, ministries, businesses, and a multitude of Jacksonville volunteers to provide hope and practical help for the poor of metropolitan Jacksonville, FL.

Trinity Rescue Mission - Trinity Rescue Mission was established in 1962 by the congregation of Trinity Baptist Church and church leaders as an expression of their burden for the homeless and hurting people on the streets in Jacksonville.

Partners who specializes in training people how to share the Great Commission to all people groups:

Campus Crusade for Christ - Evangelism is integral to everything Cru® does, and compassionate evangelism meets spiritual and physical needs of the poor through our Compassionate Products™. Christian literature for all-ages is included in most of our products. We train our partner ministries to use these materials to effectively share the gospel.

Partners who share the Great Commission in prisons and jails:

Kairos Prison Ministry - The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities

Partners who shares the Great Commission with refugees and human trafficking victims:

World Relief - World Relief's mission is to empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011