It is all about bringing people into a relationship with Jesus and His Church (making disciples).
The Board of Directors has voted a REACH strategy to keep us focused on our mission. We also believe that it will be through discipleship and the collaboration and alignment between churches and schools that the realization of our mission to reach our communities for Jesus will be possible.
Someone recently asked me why REACH?
First, because people need what we have to offer and that is HOPE & WHOLENESS.
If you knew the cure for cancer, wouldn’t you be trying to REACH as many people with that message as you possibly could?
Secondly, we should be REACHing the lost because Jesus told us to. “All power in heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:18-19 NCV.
And thirdly we need to be REACHing our communities because we have been born to reproduce. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God’s great mercy He has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 NCV.
Healthy followers of Jesus reproduce—that is the way God designed us! He told us to be fruitful and multiply. So we have the ability and responsibility to spiritually reproduce ourselves as Christians.
What is to be the expectation from our churches throughout BC and the Yukon?
First, the church is the primary outlet to provide opportunities for REACHing lost men and women, boys and girls.
Secondly, the church is the perfect place to provide training and resources for church members to REACH people. Don’t forget that your Pastor’s number one role is to equip the sheep to make sheep!
Consider this as you contemplate getting involved in REACH BC & the Yukon.
If one evangelist or pastor led to Jesus 1000 people per year for 10 years he would have led to Christ 10,000 people at the end of 10 years.
But if 10 believers led to Jesus one person per year for 10 years and each one led one more per year to Jesus for the remainder of the 10 years, they would have led to Jesus 100 billion people.
REACH BC & Yukon is about making healthy disciples who will make healthy disciples.
We are on a mission! And it begins with you willing to be personally committed to REACH out to your community for Jesus. As followers of Christ this is our commission!
We must bring the lost into a relationship with Jesus and His Church. God wants to use His church to REACH the world!
Over the next several months you will be hearing a lot about REACH BC & Yukon. I am inviting you to be a part of this mission as we strategize together to Grow God’s Kingdom!
Blessings, Wayne Culmore, President
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