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
Locations are tentative
This team will serve with a variety of inner-city programs, including tutoring, Bible studies, food distribution, refugee outreach, and sports ministry. Through these efforts, they will build relationships with youth and offer them an alternative to the drugs, gang violence, and hopelessness that surrounds them.
This team will provide 1-on-1 mentorship and teaching for many special-needs children at a small Christian School. They will also develop relationships with local youth, lead Bible studies/worship, and mentor students in an after-school program.
This team will work closely with a new church plant, helping with worship, building relationships, and working with youth and children’s activities. They will also teach English and focus on serving the country’s minority Roma population.
This team will live in a rural village, serving alongside a local ministry and church planting movement. There are plenty of activities to be part of, and days could include working with orphans, building relationships, discipling new believers, teaching job skills, supporting their child sponsorship program, and doing evangelism outreaches to local villages.
Team South Asia will partner with an organization that works in slums and ‘red-light’ areas in one of the region’s most crowded and vibrant cities. Team members will build relationships with locals and volunteer with social development programs like English language learning, computing, soccer, kids’ club, youth group, and more.
Team Senegal will work closely with a local church in a rural community. In addition to building relationships with their neighbors through fellowship and outreach, the team will support village kids’ clubs, teach Sunday school, volunteer with an orphanage, and assist teachers at a local school.
How to Apply?
If you are interested in joining a team in the fall of 2022, download the application, complete, and send it back to us by June 30, 2022.
Applicants must be 18 years old by September 1 of the year they are applying.