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REACH is a GA Chi Alpha missions experience with one goal, to reach the world with the love of Jesus Christ. We have an exciting opportunity in 2018 for you to be involved with God’s global plan of reconciliation in Germany through ministering to the needs of Germans and Afghani, Syrian, and Iranian refugees.

This Year’s Focus:  The Bible teaches us to reach the lost, to build up the body of Christ, and to reach out to the strangers and needy among us.

Ephesians 4:11-12 – “11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. ‘”

In Leviticus 19:33-34 God gives the following command to His people – “Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land. Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”

REACHgermany: Germany is one of the most prominent and influential countries in Europe. Once known as a predominantly Christian nation, today Christianity is in decline in Germany as it is in most of Europe. In 1960, West Germany was 97% Christian but Germany is now 63% Christian. In Northeastern Germany, only 0.5% are evangelical.

The need is tremendous. This unique trip will give you chance to minister in two key areas.

TO GERMAN YOUTH – As Operation World says, “Ministry to young people is vital for a fading Church. The large majority of active Christians are over the age of 50, and only about 2% of the nations youth all upon Jesus as their Savior.”

TO IRANIAN, AFGHANI, & OTHER REFUGEES – Because of war and violence in their home countries, over 1 million people have sought asylum in Germany.

REACH Germany

Details:

    • May 13th – May 22nd, 2018
    • $2500
      • Price includes round-trip airfare, trains, buses, all in-country travel, food, insurance, lodging, training materials, & sight seeing days.
      • Students will be expected to raise this budget by means of fundraising. All applicants must commit to the fundraising process.
    • Team Size: up to 20
    • Spots available: 20
    • Team Leader: Robbie Anderson – robbieanderson1@gmail.com
    • Host Missionary: Gerhard Lewerenz
    • **Great trip for those who: love working with youth and young adults, who have musical talents, and are full of compassion for people displaced by war.
    • **Perfect trip for those who: have a heart for Europe and the Middle East.

Bangkok StampThe REACH Schedule:

        • Phase 1: Evangelism Conference and Refugee OutreachHands on ministry to Germans and refugees through worship, prayer, teaching, and conversations.
        • Phase 2: DebriefA time of reflection and testimony will be reserved for the end of the experience.

 

I’M REALLY INTERESTED!!  NOW WHAT?

    • Talk with your campus pastor and ask if they would recommend you apply.  Don’t have a campus pastor?  Then speak with your church pastor and ask them if they would recommend you apply.
    • If they approve, fill out and submit the online Application and pay your application fee & deposit. NOTE: Trips fill up fast and applications will be processed on a first come first served basis after all forms are signed and submitted and your deposit is received.
    • Have your parent fill out the online Parental Consent form.
    • Once your application is processed, you will be notified whether or not you have been accepted to join a REACH team.
    • Upon acceptance, we’ll send you the Fundraising Packet and you can begin the process of support raising. Following approval, one of your trip leaders will also contact you with more information about your trip. 
    • If you are able to meet your budget, you will attend the REACH missions experience.

Application & Fundraising Timelines and Deadlines:

October 2nd – Application process open. All applications require a non-refundable $100 application fee. $25 of this will go toward your overall fundraising goal.

November 1st – Application deadline: $100 application fee due with application. (**Applications received after November 1 – $125 application fee due with application. Applications received after December 1 – $150 application fee due with application.)

No later than December 1st –  mail 100 support letters. To ensure your success, you should get your letters ready and mailed out as soon as you can after you are approved.

January 5th – budget goal of 50%

February 1st – budget goal 75%

March 1st – budget goal of 100%

Spring 2018, DATES, TIMES, and FORMAT TBA – ****Mandatory Online Team Connection Times

APPLY HERE: REACH 2018 Application

PARENTAL CONSENT HERE: Parent Consent

QUESTIONS? – Check out our FAQ sheet here:  Germany FAQ’s

OR:
Contact GA Chi Alpha Office