REACH 2019

by Caroline Heatwole

REACH brings together Christian workers from all walks of life. Farmers, businessmen, and young men and women share the vision and link arms with missionaries in Belize, food distributors in the Ukraine, school teachers in city missions, teachers and students in Bible institutions, chiefs in boys’ camps, and producers and distributors of Christian literature. We pray that this gathering of people - and the resulting outflow of ministry - brings glory to God and will see the furtherance of His purposes for our time.

Items in the series REACH 2019:

Preparing for Missions
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Prepare? There is work to be done! Let us go before we waste more time! While zeal is commendable, proper Read More...

Reflections of Church Planter's Wife
Publication Date:2019-03-22

These reflections will include stories from thirty years as a church planter’s wife. Lessons learned in this exhilarating, sometimes exhausting, Read More...

How to Make the Most of Husband & Wife Relationships
Publication Date:2019-03-22

God reserves the best for those who invest the best in their marriage. Clair and Clara share what they have Read More...

Shema, Smartphones, and Tselem
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Mankind has gone from scratches on cave walls to quill pens, the printing press, telephone, recorded audio, the digital explosion, Read More...

Go and Tell--Yes You Can!
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Can I, a conservative Mennonite in the 21st century, actually relate to the cultures of the world around me? This Read More...

Becoming a Vessel of Honor
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Sailing can be a wonderful experience! Sailing can also be dangerous. No one sets out to experience shipwreck! You can Read More...

Christian Maturity: Becoming a Mature Christian
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Why grow up? Adulting can be difficult especially if there is always someone to bail you out of your problems. Read More...

Why No Converts From Our Community?
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Conservative Anabaptists have historically been successful at retaining their own people, but have had difficulty integrating seekers. Why is this? Read More...

Best Practices of Servant Leaders
Publication Date:2019-03-22

What makes a leader stand out? What are the keys that make a difference in leading well? In this session, Read More...

Living Faith in a Confused World
Publication Date:2019-03-22

We live in a confused world. Political correctness supersedes morals and human life is expendable. How can followers of Jesus Read More...

In the World, But Not Of the World
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Mary Lois Shenk shares stories and principles from her experience of raising a family in an urban setting. How can Read More...

Why I am a Conservative Anabaptist and Intend to Remain One
Publication Date:2019-03-22

This session reviews basic belief choices. It will briefly cover four choices: why I am a theist, why I am Read More...

Reaching Quality Decisions through Engaged Discussions
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Great board and administrative decisions are rooted in good discussions. The best decisions are the results of well-orchestrated discussions where Read More...

Unearthing Your Talents
Publication Date:2019-03-22

How many talents do you have? Have you doubled your talents? Jesus’ story about the talents helps us to understand Read More...

The Altar of Worship
Publication Date:2019-03-22

When we are convinced that God orchestrates all the events of our lives, we are able to enter new levels Read More...

Advocating for Neglected and Abused Children
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Are you interested in helping children in foster care? Perhaps you are a stay at home mom or someone with Read More...

Graduation--Then What?
Publication Date:2019-03-22

You are looking forward to graduation or graduation is still visible in the rear-view mirror. Business, helping at home, Bible Read More...

Finding Identity and Security in Christ
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Serving others and serving with others constantly shows up our personal limitations and needs, which can easily make us feel Read More...

A Slice of the Pie
Publication Date:2019-03-22

We women have many competing demands for our time and emotional energy. Relationships are important to us. Family, church, ministry, Read More...

The Adventure of Battle in God's Kingdom
Publication Date:2019-03-22

This session is a call to young people and all Christians to go to battle for Christ’s cause. He calls Read More...

Building Unity with Diversity
Publication Date:2019-03-22

God intends diversity to have a useful role in the building of His Kingdom. Whenever God designs something, He does Read More...

Stretch Out Your Hand Toward Him
Publication Date:2019-03-22

The Master Planner lovingly labored over writing a recipe for each of our lives. In this session, we explore how Read More...

Learning (and Enjoying) to Submit to Others
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Why so many books on leadership and so little on subjection one to another? Why an emphasis on being filled Read More...

Business as Mission
Publication Date:2019-03-22

As followers of Jesus, how involved in business should we be? Is it possible God has more in mind than Read More...

Beauty, Men, and Matriska
Publication Date:2019-03-22

As women, we have the awesome privilege of bearing the image of God in many facets, one of which is Read More...

Responding to Poverty with Community
Publication Date:2019-03-22

This workshop looks at fundamental causes of poverty. It demonstrates how the formation of community is the best way to Read More...

When to Stop Doing What We've Always Done
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Mission programs begin by responding to a real need. Staff, structure, and funding develop around this need, and gain a Read More...

Anabaptist Respond to the Refugee Crisis (panel discussion)
Publication Date:2019-03-22

There are over 65 million refugees in the world today, displaced by unstable governments, war, and terrorism. How should Anabaptists Read More...

Evangelism in the First Three Centuries
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Stephen Russell looks at the record found in the New Testament, various early church writers, and even in pagan writers Read More...

The Cloak of Loyalty: Following a Leader
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Elisha’s success as a servant of God was founded on his previous ability as a follower. Men and women of Read More...

Cultivating Healthy Relationships Between Ministry Team Wives
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Each of us as women brings our unique blend of gifts/passion to a team. Sometimes those differences grate instead of Read More...

Practical Faith Lessons in Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Someone has said, “Ministry is not primarily something we do for God but what God is doing in and through Read More...

Direction from Mission Movements Since the Reformation
Publication Date:2019-03-22

This workshop discusses what missiologists have called the Three Waves of Missions since the Reformation. By looking at the past Read More...

Healing for Hurting Hearts
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Is there an answer for the ache in the heart? Can wholeness encompass physical, mental, and emotional pain? How does Read More...

Living in Fear or Living in Love
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Fear or love? That does not sound like a difficult decision. Why do we complicate it? Fear drives so much Read More...

Essential Character Qualities for Communication Cross Culturally
Publication Date:2019-03-22

The challenges of cross-cultural communication are ever-present in missions today. How do we avoid the pitfalls of wrong communication, improper Read More...

Compassion Fatigue
Publication Date:2019-03-22

How can we maintain the compassion of Jesus when exposed to the endless needs? Mission opportunities abound and we can Read More...

Victory Through the Cross
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Is cross bearing and self-denial still integral to the Gospel message? How is Jesus’ victory on the cross made available Read More...

It's Our Turn: Preparing for and Completing Our Part of the Mission
Publication Date:2019-03-22

From Abraham to Jesus to you, God is in the business of sending people to a complete a mission. How Read More...

Serving Those in Poverty
Publication Date:2019-03-22

How we treat the poor is how we treat Jesus. No one can do everything to help them, but we Read More...

Women Who Said Yes
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Saying “yes” to God changes people. Encounter the stories of two women who said yes to God’s call to serve Read More...

Introducing Jesus in an IDP Camp
Publication Date:2019-03-22

We currently have unprecedented opportunities to “tell the story” among Muslims and internally displaced people. In this session, Reuben Yoder Read More...

Try the Spirits
Publication Date:2019-03-22

There is so much done today in the name of the Holy Spirit. How do we tell the difference? Is Read More...

Follow the Leader
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Every person is a leader to someone. This session gives you a fresh glimpse into Jesus’ leadership and provide practical Read More...

As Clay in the Hands of a Potter: Life Lessons from a Potter
Publication Date:2019-03-22

The potter has a useable end-product as his guide as he starts working the clay until he has the final Read More...

What Do You Do With Light?
Publication Date:2019-03-22

When Jesus died, the church became His light on the earth.  It’s members go into places of spiritual darkness and Read More...

Developing a Servant Heart: Stories of Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-22

Do you truly want to be God’s servant? What are you doing for the Kingdom of Heaven? Using the parable Read More...

A Plentiful Harvest
Publication Date:2019-03-22

In Matthew 9, what did Jesus see, say, and do? If we want to bring a plentiful harvest into God’s Read More...

Living with Confidence in an Age of Indecision
Publication Date:2019-03-22

What is my life purpose? Am I worth anything to people and to God? Life is a gift and we Read More...

Incorporating People of Other Backgrounds
Publication Date:2019-03-21

In this session, Allen Roth observes the Apostle Peter in his (sometimes bumbling) experience of visiting a non-Jewish home. He Read More...

How the Heavenly Father Can Meet Your Deepest Longings
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Are you in touch with your deepest longings? Have you put words to those longings? Your heavenly Father knows and Read More...

Boards That Make a Difference
Publication Date:2019-03-21

In this session, Gary Miller considers a board’s role in governance and its composition and organization, as well as different Read More...

Prayer as Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Praying for others and with others is a ministry we easily neglect. But both Jesus and Paul—the two lives most Read More...

Maintaining the Dignity of the Poor
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Every person in every culture is made in God’s image, no matter how poor or how rich they are. Our Read More...

Leadership When Holes Have Sprung in Our Ship
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Leadership: what an inspiring word! We get it started, we are moving forward, but then… what is happening? Something is Read More...

Praying God's Will
Publication Date:2019-03-21

How often have we prayed with the words “Father,if it is Your will, please__________”? But what if we would pray Read More...

New Tech You Can Use
Publication Date:2019-03-21

This breakout takes a practical look at some new, some mature tools that are becoming affordable/accessible that may help to Read More...

Creating Church Culture
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Most missionaries discover soon enough that it is one thing to lead unbelievers to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. Read More...

The Invisible Women
Publication Date:2019-03-21

As a leader’s wife, do you find it difficult to find your place in ministry? Does it sometimes feel like Read More...

The Homeless Child in Our Homes
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Growing up is hard for anyone. What is it like to grow up in a foreign land and understand two Read More...

Finding and Preparing Workers for Missionary Assignments
Publication Date:2019-03-21

This session is designed to help us identify people in our churches, schools, and families who have a missionary calling. Read More...

"May I Have a Receipt?" Extending Your Mission with Proper Receipting
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Donors expect us to issue donation receipts that allow them to deduct their contributions on their income tax returns. But Read More...

God, People, and Connecting the Two
Publication Date:2019-03-21

All around us are searching faces. Jesus encountered them, too. Lovingly He reached into dark places to bring healing and Read More...

Reflecting the Image and Glory of God as a Woman in Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-21

This session considers how women specifically reflect God’s image, and how this reflection gives direction for women of God to Read More...

Ministering to International Students and Scholars
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Each year, over 1.5 million international students come to America to study. Many of these scholars never visit or make Read More...

Re-entry: Caring for Returning Missionaries
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Leaving the mission field and returning home can be a very traumatic event. Returning missionaries need discerning and caring people Read More...

Competence that Enables Rather than Threatens or Competes
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Often in ministry teams, those serving in subordinate roles are more competent in some ways than those in leadership roles– Read More...

Thriving, Not Surviving, in Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Whether you live in a foreign country, teach in a classroom, work in an office, or serve your husband and Read More...

Developing Productive Relationships in Nonprofits
Publication Date:2019-03-21

People who serve at our missions bring a heart for the work, a vision of how things should be done, Read More...

Nuts & Bolts of Using Social Media in Distinctly Anabaptist Ways (panel)
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Conservative Anabaptists involved in social media will discuss what they do and how they do social media. We will attempt Read More...

Maintaining a Sustainable Leadership Role
Publication Date:2019-03-21

This session covers the attitudes and practices that help a leader to lead effectively and in a way that is Read More...

Birthing New Vision
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Every leader needs to invent vision. Vision and foresight are fundamental elements of leadership. Many embryo-dreams are never birthed into Read More...

Using Deputized Fundraising to Support Your Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Ministries can expand their fundraising networks by involving their workers. But to use deputized fundraising effectively, ministries need to know Read More...

What is That in Your Hand?
Publication Date:2019-03-21

As He did with Moses, God uses what we have, however inadequate it appears to be, for the task He Read More...

Basic Principles of Conflict Resolution
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Are you prepared to respond to conflicts around you? Jesus teaches us to respond peacefully when in conflict with our Read More...

Glassenheit: Coming to Terms With What Is
Publication Date:2019-03-21

What’s a woman to do with disappointments, difficult relationships, discouragement, grief, stressful schedules, endless sacrifice, and just plain weariness in Read More...

Relationship Problem Solving
Publication Date:2019-03-21

The goal of this session is to share practical ways of resolving every day, real world relational problems between people. Read More...

Developing and Maintaining an Organizational Vision
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Organizational success is dependent upon three key elements: 1) a clearly stated vision/purpose statement, 2) a written methodology of how Read More...

Dos and Don'ts of Designated Donations
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Restricted donations can cause dilemmas for an organization. Such donations may approach the line of personal gifts or be designated Read More...

Emotional Phases of a Woman's Life
Publication Date:2019-03-21

This session is based on the book by the same title by Jean Lush. The counsel from this book enables Read More...

Helping the Undisciplined Person
Publication Date:2019-03-21

“I’ll exercise 20 minutes each day.” But he doesn’t. “I missed two days of Scripture reading.” She feels discouraged. Some Read More...

Serving with Joy in the Background
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Have you ever felt your role on the team is insignificant? Have you struggled to find fulfillment in serving others? Read More...

Creating Unified Vision, Strategy, and Structure
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Board members cannot paint every detail of the picture, as only God holds the future, yet they are wise to Read More...

Creating and Maintaining Ownership in Ministry
Publication Date:2019-03-21

To what extent am I willing to invest personally in my place of ministry? What would be the results if Read More...

Effective Administrative Writing
Publication Date:2019-03-21

We work with our heads, hands, and hearts–and we work with our words in mission administration. As with any other Read More...

When the Mission Appears to Be Failing
Publication Date:2019-03-21

What should a supporting church do when the mission appears to be failing, when concerns are increasing, and when support Read More...

Building Confidence with Your Support Base
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Effective ministries are the product of communication, integrity, and accountability. This session explores ways to weave these ideas together with Read More...

Cross Cultural Ministry in Urban America
Publication Date:2019-03-21

How can we effectively minister to those different from ourselves? How can we learn from the mass culture while not Read More...

Burnout
Publication Date:2019-03-21

“It is better to burn out than to rust out.” True or false? Let’s have an honest conversation about your Read More...

Investing in the Local Bride of Christ
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Our physical bodies are made up of hundreds of interesting and different parts. So it is with the body of Read More...

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done
Publication Date:2019-03-21

What would it look like for God’s kingdom to be on earth? What is God’s kingdom in the first place? Read More...

Renovation of the Mind
Publication Date:2019-03-21

We think all the time. But how should we think about ourselves? What is the relationship between who we are Read More...

The Power of the Gospel
Publication Date:2019-03-21

Why wasn’t Paul ashamed of the Gospel? Ken Miller shows how the Gospel was foretold and fulfilled and shares stories Read More...

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