What would it look like in our daily lives to have the eyes and heart of Jesus … seeing and engaging people around us with kindness and love? As followers of Jesus we’re called to imitate Him – to develop a lifestyle of being on mission – where we live, work, take classes, drink coffee, buy groceries. REACH is part of developing an integrated life that connects following Jesus with the rest of life. REACH is getting beyond ourselves! At WLC Reach focuses on responding to the invitation of Jesus in Matthew 4:19 in the Bible, “Follow Me, and help others follow Me.” The REACH component of WLC’s Discipleship Path focuses on two areas:
1. “Prepare & Equip” – helping people develop the vision and tools to reflect Jesus.
2. “Go & Tell” – helping people step into their world with the vision and tools, to love others and tell their own stories
WLC typically sends 3-4 teams each year to specific ministry sites for 5 – 14 day experiences. The purpose of these for our members is to grow in cross-cultural engagement, serve others, and share the message of Jesus. In 2020 we are participating in trips to Robin's Nest Children's Home in Jamaica, Trinity First School in Minneapolis, Ecuador, and Alaska.
Potential financial support is available. Contact Brad Miller for more information – .
Not sure what it looks like to Reach out to others? WLC offers a variety of small group opportunities, workshops and training sessions to prepare and equip you to do just that. These include “Love Where You Live” and “Joining Jesus on His Mission”. You’ll realize that you have the opportunity to influence others right where you live; you are reaching out with Jesus’ love across the table, the hall, the street, the city, the world.
During your “prepare & equip” process you’ll see that simply sharing your story – what God has done in your life and the difference He makes – can change the lives of others.
WLC offers a number of Reach opportunities to serve others, serve with others, and listen. Here are some you can consider:
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WLC reaches outside of the Twin Cities by supporting a number of
missionaries financially and with caring support. You can encourage them in several ways, making your impact a global one, too. Interact the map below to see our current supported missionaries.
Your life – now – is full of opportunities to engage. “Tuning into” the guy at the gas station you visit regularly … or your hairdresser/barber … or the people sweating next to you at the fitness club … gives you the chance to listen, learn and build relationships. This allows you to share how God’s love for you impacted your life! Where can you engage the world around you? Your neighbors, your lacrosse team, your book club, and the restaurant or pub you go to!