Outreach International is a Missionary Motivation Ministry designed to recruit and serve missionary volunteers for work overseas including, but not limited to, areas that are unreached with the Gospel of Christ or areas that are particularly difficult to enter. This is a non-profit organization founded by Al Hamilton and John O. Schofield in 1977. The primary goal of Outreach International is to obey the Great Commission as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20. O.I. serves to accomplish this through cross-cultural projects globally through many different facets including, but not limited to, teaching, preaching, evangelizing, discipling, Bible translation, support services, etc. O.I. also helps missionary volunteers coordinate their work through internships, field survey trips, and at times through other organizations according to the need of the volunteer/recruit and the area of work they are interested in reaching.
Romans 15:20 “It has always been my ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known…”
The operating philosophy of Outreach International is based on the fact that all mankind deserve the chance to hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and that it is each Christian’s responsibility to do all we can to reach the world with the Good News of Salvation found in Jesus Christ. Therefore Outreach International has acted as a “starter” for those new to worldwide missions and has helped start, by the grace of God, several new missions across the world.
The mission known as Outreach International is an association of Christians who adhere to the Bible as the Word of God and the following of basic Teachings as stated in the Holy Scriptures.
- We believe the Bible to be the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD and its teachings as binding upon mankind.
- We believe that salvation is as stated in the New Testament, by Grace through Faith and Obedience to the commands of Christ and His Apostles.
- We believe that Jesus died, arose again and ascended to the Father, God in Heaven and is preparing a place for those who follow Him and that He, Jesus the Lord, will come again for His people the Church.
- We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. That this Jesus is the Messiah of God as promised in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament. He is the Lord and Savior of all who believe in Him and obey His commands. We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to all who obey Jesus as recorded in Acts 5:32, upon baptism as stated in Acts 2:38, and abides in the Believer as Comforter as promised in John 14:16.
- We believe that the Church of the New Testament is the one Jesus promised to build, and was established on the day of Pentecost as recorded in the book of Acts. We believe that this church is the Body of Christ and its work is to make disciples of ALL NATIONS in the world and teach all creatures to observe all things that Jesus Christ the Lord commanded and that His Apostles commanded recorded in the New Testament.
- We believe that all Christians must be found faithful to the Lord’s commands and live a life that is holy, and ordered on the pattern revealed in the Scriptures for all who accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
- We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust, as recorded in John 5, and that we must all appear before the Judgment, as it is appointed to man once to die, and after this the Judgment.
- We believe that the Lord adds to the Church daily all those who are being saved.
Board of Directors
Outreach International is a parachurch organization, guided by a board of fifteen advisors from the midwest. This board serves to advise and support missionaries in projects God has placed on their hearts.