REACH

Who am I? Who is God?

What am I supposed to do about it?

REACH is a year-long missions program that provides a space for 18-30 year olds to explore life’s big questions and begin to live them out. Along the way, participants will be stretched, mentored, discipled, and given the tools to pursue a life of devotion to God in whatever setting they find themselves.

What’s it like?

REACH begins with three months of discipleship and missions training in Columbus, Ohio, followed by six months of cross-cultural outreach exciting locations around the world. The last three months include personal mentoring and local ministry in the participant’s home area.

During REACH God gave me a hunger for Him that I haven’t experienced in a while. It was like a desperate desire for God to come and show me His love so that I could more easily love those around me.

DB – Team Eurasia

I’ve realized more than ever just how much our own neighbors, communities, and country needs us to share Jesus with them.

KB – Team USA, Phoenix

Before REACH, I thought of God as ‘off-limits’ in a way; but now I see God as relational and caring.

AM – Team Mediterranean

I feel like my whole understanding of, and ability to listen to, the Holy Spirit has grown so much through REACH... I’ve felt God breaking my heart for this country and the people here.

KO – Team Indochina

There were times when I was worried or anxious about things and God would always come through, showing me over and over that he is trustworthy.

JK – Team Montana

Before REACH, I thought of God as just God (he's good, loving and nice); but now, I see God as a best friend, Father, lover of my soul.

CT – Team Himalayas

2020 Locations

Albania

This team will be closely connected to the local church, leading worship, and helping with youth and children’s activities. They will also be working with two educational centers in the city, where they will study language, build relationships, tutor children after school, and serve the minority Roma population that live in the country.

Brazil

This team will serve with SEARA and RI workers to spread the gospel in villages along the Amazon River. This outreach is not for the faint of heart, as the team will be without modern conveniences for extended periods of time. Opportunities will include construction, labor projects, kids programs, friendship evangelism, and supporting long-term workers.

Ecuador

This team will serve alongside the Shekinah Foundation to care for, invest in, and mentor children and teenagers, many of whom are orphaned or escaping abusive situations. Additional opportunities include home visits, manual labor, assisting in church planting, and partnering with the Ecuadorian church in evangelistic efforts.

Eurasia

This team will spend three months studying language and culture, building friendships, teaching English, and ministering through street evangelism. The second part of outreach they will spend time building relationships with students at an international university, practicing relational evangelism, and teaching English conversation classes.

Himalayas

In the Himalayas, there is a history of repression of Christianity. Yet in spite of the danger, the church in the Himalayas is the fastest growing church per capita in the world! The Himalayas team will be involved in a variety of outreaches including trekking into unreached villages, volunteering at a drug rehab center, teaching English, preaching, earthquake relief, and helping with discipleship training.

Indochina

This team will spend much of their time teaching English and other subjects at a local school. Other possible opportunities include building relationships with college students, prayer ministry, discipling young believers, hosting camps, manual labor, and encouraging the persecuted church.

Israel

This team will work with SERVE Nazareth, an organization that invites people from around the world to experience God through living where Jesus lived, learning about cross-cultural ministry, and working with the people of Nazareth. This team will serve in various ways such as ministering at a local hospital, prayer walking, teaching English, manual labor, and volunteering at Nazareth Village—a first-century farm and village presenting the life, times, and teachings of Jesus.

Mediterranean

This team will be serving in two different coastal areas seeking to build relationships and share the love of Christ among people of diverse backgrounds and faith traditions. There are numerous outreach possibilities for this team including working with a local church plant, supporting RI’s long-term workers, teaching conversational English, mentoring young adults, and volunteering at a Christian youth camp.

Thailand

This team will join RI’s long-term workers in building relationships and discipling new believers and seekers in the capital city. After language school, they will spend their days teaching English, ministering to kids, building relationships with university students, prayer walking, and mentoring the children that are part of the long-term team.

USA (Phoenix)

This team will serve with AIM Right Ministries, building relationships with youth and offering them an alternative to the drugs, gang violence, and hopelessness that surrounds them. AIM Right offers a wide variety of programs out of their youth drop-in centers, including tutoring, Bible studies, food distribution, refugee outreach, and sports ministry.

Zambia

This team will live in a rural village, serving alongside Love’s Door’s staff, working with orphans, building relationships, discipling new believers, teaching job skills, doing evangelism outreaches to local villages. Love’s Door has been working in southern Zambia for decades to bring holistic, empowering development to these neglected neighborhoods.

How to Apply?

We are now accepting REACH applications for 2020-21. If you are interested in joining a team, download the application, complete, and send it back to us.

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Other Questions?

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