Called to minister from a young age, Jim Capaldo and his family spent 11 years as a pioneer church planting missionaries among the Tuvan Tribe of Siberian Russia. He has also served the Alaska-Russia Field Director for InterAct Ministries and has served as a teaching and outreach pastor in two larger churches; Central Church in Sioux Falls, SD, and ChangePoint Church in Anchorage, AK. Jim continues to mentor upcoming missionaries and outreach leaders while regularly being sought to instruct for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course as well as invited to preach and teach on outreach and missions in local churches, nation-wide. Though the gospel remains the same, churches often express that they are needing fresh cultural understanding and equipping for local outreach and global missions, in both urban and rural areas, as well as in post-modern and post-Christian contexts. Jim is currently offering the following workshop and conference options to local churches as well as to denominational and church network gatherings.
Maximizing outreach Workshop
Churches allocate between 10% to 35% of their annual budgets on the support of outreach and missionary partnerships. The Maximizing Outreach Workshop will help churches be strategic and intentional about their Great Commission investments and efforts. Jim's outreach workshop has the following four sessions:
- Understanding Your Church's Outreach Culture
- Shaping Your Church's Outreach Strategy
- Maximizing Your Church's Outreach Investments
- Multiplying Your Church's Outreach Impact
Missions Conferences & weekends
Reinvigorate your church for the Great Commission through a combination of biblical teaching and preaching. Jim is committed to seeing churches actively pursue and obey the Great Commission both locally and globally. Most churches across the heartland are primarily experiencing transfer growth but very little conversion growth. Many pastors and church leaders are troubled by this, but do not feel that outreach, evangelism, or missions is their strength. Besides this, many churches have begun to acknowledge that missions, evangelism, and outreach have become more of a financial support transaction than an active characteristic of their local church members. Consider how Ephesians 4:11-16 did not lay the burden of equipping the saints for works of service onto the shoulders of pastors and teachers alone, but rather learning from others who serve as missionaries or evangelists also plays an important equipping role in the church. Heartland Solutions is offering the Maximizing Outreach Workshop and Mission Emphasis Weekends/Conferences based on the experienced need of these evangelistic and outreach voices in churches across the Heartland. Hosting a missions emphasis weekend will be a celebrated way to assist, embolden, and challenge your church family to reach their neighbors and the nations, together.