OUR MISSION IS TO SPARK A CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT THROUGH TRAINING LEADERS AND PLANTING MICRO-CHURCHES.
REACH stands for Regional Evangelical Alliance of Churches. We are committed to micro-church. A micro-church is a community of disciples who share a common life. We consider micro-church a restoration of the church template that Jesus left us. Jesus clearly modeled this devotion to a smaller community in His life and ministry. The early church understood this as well. A brief study of early Christianity shows that the “house” was the most common arena for a church to gather for three centuries.
Micro-church is different from a small group or a cell group in three areas: authority, training, and priority. Within REACH, micro-churches have the authority of a real church. Also, we pour significant time, energy, and money into developing our micro-church leaders into becoming Biblical Elders. Lastly, micro-churches are given priority over corporate gatherings or worship services.
REACH aggressively plants these micro-churches, while training and educating others to do the same.
As described above, training is a critical component of accomplishing our mission. Therefore, REACH has multiple development tracks to equip the people of God to advance His Kingdom. The tab labeled “Leader Development” above describes these paths in greater detail.
Church Planting Movement
According to David Garrison, “A Church Planting Movement is a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment.” A CPM is a fundamentally different kind of growth then we are used to in American Christianity. Most current growth strategies in American Christianity employ tactics to build an ever increasing crowd. Within a CPM, the focus shifts to equipping everyday disciples to carry on the work of the ministry (reaching the lost, disciple-making, and church planting). The “movement” occurs when these church planters develop other church planters who in turn develop other church planters. REACH’s focus is to spark such a movement.
Please explore the rest of the site by clicking the above tabs “Leader Development”, “Theological Essentials”, and “Parishes”.