I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him,
he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
For 40 years, the Lord has created and sustained an abiding in Christ, fruit-bearing ministry through Reach Out Youth Solutions that spans 30+ countries. Reach Out equips and multiplies leaders globally who influence the younger generation to follow Jesus.
Fruit—A Glance Back
Over the past 40 years, what fruit has God produced?
- 1970s—Discipled Teens: Over 500,000 teens challenged to follow Jesus at Super Summer camps since 1972
- 1980s—Equipped Youth Leaders: Over 25,000 youth leaders equipped in Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry with more than twenty books written to resource them
- 1990s—Expanded to Eastern Europe and Russia: Over 5,000 youth leaders trained in Ukraine, with a 91% increase of leaders and 313% growth among teens
- 2000s—Multiplied to over 30 countries: For example in East Africa—equipped 6,315 leaders with 510,000 teenagers reached through 392 Eagle Leaders in 13 countries
More Fruit—A Look at 2016
For 2016, the Lord produced more fruit than expected. A few examples...
- In the Middle East we had to postpone our plans to train 50+ Farsi-speaking in Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry (JFYM) due to Middle East tensions. However, we plan to follow through with these plans in 2017.
- In Cuba our 56 Eagle Leaders have led JFYM Forums for 450 more youth leaders in 22 cities, certified 10 new Eagle Leaders, and completed our Moving Toward Maturity 5 book series in Spanish. 1531 total leaders trained.
- In the United States we have produced 9 new inspiring videos telling stories of people impacted by JFYM, and begun the initial stages of creating a “digital platform” for JFYM Online Training.
- In Ukraine and Russia our Eagle Leaders led JFYM training in various cities. In Siberia the Church of Russia denomination has officially adopted JFYM for their 1,800 churches. We completed translation and printing of our Moving Toward Maturity 5 book series in Russian.
- In Africa 342 Eagle Leaders went “deeper and wider” in 13 countries—conducted 42 JFYM Forums, trained 1,200 new leaders, certified 50 new Eagle Leaders, and presented Jesus to 80,000+ teenagers.
Much More Fruit—A Glimpse into the Future
The Lord has prepared us to bear even more fruit (John 15:2) in the next 10 years than He has in the last 40 years combined!
- 30 new countries served
- 100,000 leaders equipped
- 2,000,000 teens reached and discipled
We envision the Fruit-bearer working through Reach Out to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)