Connect with Barry

Relationships gain more value to me the longer I live. Connecting with people motivates me. This section of Reach Out's website gives me the opportunity to make those connections with you. Every month I write an update on the ministry of Reach Out that I design to both encourage and challenge. It spans the globe and tells inspiring stories of younger generation leaders who have focused on Jesus and have seen much fruit produced through their lives and ministries as a result. As for you, I hope your vision expands as you see ever more clearly that "He who abides in me [Jesus], and I in him, he will bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).  

What Does Reach Out Really Do?
When people ask that question, we enjoy giving a good answer! In a word we INFLUENCE —through relationships. We focus our influence toward a specific group of people—teenagers. We…i nfluence as many teenagers as possible to follow Jesus. Yet our primary audience is people like you—adult leaders—the ones who can exponentially multiply how many teenagers we influence. 
Reach Out…
equips and multiplies leaders globally 
who influence the younger generation to follow Jesus!
A Look Inside These Words...
To give you a better picture of what Reach Out does, meet a small sample of people who have been INFLUENCED.
Equips and multiplies The Ultimate Equipper is Jesus . We look to Him to equip and multiply through us. Without Jesus we cannot do anything, but with Jesus we aspire to live in the daily reality of Ephesians 3:20-21.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine,
according to his power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in
Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Leaders —like Jeff Eckart , who leads Claim Your Campus , a national movement of students whose mission is to pray every day on every high school and middle school campus in America...
Globally As a result of our investment 13 years ago to equip Charles Juma , Reach Out’s Africa Leader, he has now equipped and multiplied 442 leaders through a three-year Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry training process, who have equipped 7,715 youth leaders, who have reached 591,000 teenagers in 13 African countries... Read More
Influence the Younger Generation Jeff and Cheryl Chadwick  lead The Missions Centers , a highly effective inner city ministry in Houston. Their encounter with Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry changed the way they do ministry and the outcomes of their influence… Read More
To follow Jesus That’s what happened to Lee Grady , when I made my first attempt at leading a discipleship group for high school guys years ago. Now Lee Grady leads a worldwide disciple-making movement called The Mordecai Project... Read More
With our mission clear, we move into 2018 knowing that God continues
to call us to influence as many of the world's 2.3 billion
young people as possible to follow Jesus! 

Jesus is Lord,


Click here to read past ministry updates. 

Youth Leader Resources

Our dream is to develop a solid team of Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry leaders who dedicate their lives to reach Cuba youth for Christ! The energy is contagious as teenagers from across Cuba are challenged to pursue Christ."

Elio Martiz
(Havana, Cuba)