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Here is a brief overview of who we are and how we work together

Passion, vision and mission
  • ReachAcross has a passion to share the gospel with unreached Muslims.
  • Our vision is to see Muslims become devoted followers of Jesus Christ in self-sustaining and reproducing fellowships.

Our mission is to:

  • Share the Gospel with Muslims.
  • Serve them in practical ways.
  • Disciple them to follow Jesus.

We combine practical service and gospel witness.

Our Character and Values

We are a team family whose desire is to make Jesus known among unreached Muslims.

Bible study, prayer, and worship are a regular part of our team life.

We seek to affirm one another. Each person has gifting, skills, and abilities that can be used to proclaim Christ among Muslim peoples.

We value flexibility. Everyone is encouraged to minister and serve in the manner best suited to them.

We aim to be courageous and go to the most difficult and challenging places, as well as the easier places.

We are eager to learn from others about how we can better minister and serve.

We value churches and other mission agencies and seek to work and minister together with them wherever possible.

We value accountability because we all have weaknesses and shortcomings.

We seek to be humble and non-patronising in our practical service and spiritual ministry.
“Missions are a movement from the fellowship of believers to those outside this fellowship of faith…to all who stand outside this fellowship, whoever and wherever they may be.” G. G. Baeta

Our Experience and Areas of Service

ReachAcross was one of the first mission agencies established for the sole purpose of reaching unreached Muslims.

We have considerable experience in the Middle East, parts of East and West Africa, South Asia, and in some of our ‘western’ countries.

We have worked, and continue to do so in some of the most difficult locations among unreached Muslim people groups.

We are eager to follow God’s leading to work among unreached Muslims wherever they may be found.

We welcome new initiatives from new members.

Speak to someone to learn more about our areas of service.

Our Preparation and Member Care

Your preparation will:

Be decided together with you and a National Director.

Be flexible so that it can fit in with your other obligations.

Areas that will be looked at are…

Personal readiness: You may need to…

  • Develop further spiritual disciplines.
  • Learn about working in teams.
  • Get additional qualifications and training.
  • You will be advised on suitable medical and emergency insurance.

Ministry readiness: We will decide together with you what further training or experience you need. For example:

  • Evangelism and discipleship.
  • Cross-cultural training.
  • Knowledge of the people group you want to work among.
  • Language learning options

Whether you should take an exploratory trip to:

  • Find out about ministry opportunities.
  • Meet the team with which you may serve.
  • Explore how your skills, training, and abilities can be used.
  • Consider options for obtaining a visa.
  • Check out options for your children’s education.
  • Help raise your support team for finances and prayer.

Together with you we would like to visit your home church leaders to…

  • Answer questions they may have.
  • Discuss your preparation, accountability, and ongoing support.

ReachAcross will assist you in support-raising by…

  • Advising you on how to raise support.
  • Linking you with potential supporters.

ReachAcross is committed to providing the following services and member care:

  • Pre-assignment briefings.
  • Regular debriefing, and critical incident debriefing.
  • Advising on security matters: risk assessment and contingency planning.
  • Processing finances.
  • Enabling effective and secure communications.
  • In-service and ongoing training.
  • Facilitating home assignments.
  • Giving guidance and support for final re-entry.

Speak to someone to learn more about how we provide ongoing support for our members.

Our Approach to Mission

There are many ways by which we seek to share the gospel with Muslims and to serve them.

These will vary according to circumstances and personal gifting and ability.

Some general principles and guidelines we follow are:

  • Seeking to be humble and non-patronising.
  • Being ready and bold to give answers for our faith and way of life.
  • Encouraging each person to be themselves and not imitate others.
  • Learning the local language well.
  • Seeking to make genuine friendships.
  • We are careful not to use or exploit people for any purpose.
  • We seek to live godly lives that will prompt others to ask us about our faith.
  • We do not criticise or insult Islam, Mohammed, the Qur’an, or Islamic culture.
  • We seek to answer Muslims’ misconceptions about Christianity and make a case for the validity of the Christian faith and its Scriptures.
  • We believe that a warm invitation to the truth is more useful than harsh criticism of areas of disagreement.
  • As a general guideline we ask men to work with men and women with women.
  • We will not accept or agree to any practice that may appear as a financial inducement, or other incentives, such as extraction to other countries, for Muslims to come to faith in Jesus.
  • Speak to someone in ReachAcross to learn more about our approach to mission.
Our Organisation

ReachAcross is a relatively small mission agency.  This gives us some distinct advantages:

  • We are like a large family. Everyone is significant; no one is ‘a number’.
  • We can be flexible and plans are tailor-made to suit each person.
  • Everyone can easily talk to those in leadership.

However, being small also has some disadvantages. We do not have all the resources or sophistication of larger agencies.
We compensate for this by…

  • Partnering with other mission agencies.
  • Using the training facilities of missionary training institutes.
  • Outsourcing activities that require considerable technical expertise: e.g. secure email communications and website maintenance.

This way of working allows us to choose among the best training and services that are available and also enables us to be very flexible in the timing, preparation, and placement of our mission workers.

Our Leadership and Decision Making

ReachAcross uses a team leadership model.

Each team has a leader or leaders.
However, the team together makes decisions that affect the team as a whole.

ReachAcross’ leadership is decentralised.
Our Fields are led by those on the field.
Our Sending Bases are led by those at the sending bases.
Our International Executive, which makes decisions for ReachAcross as a whole, has representation from our Fields and Sending Bases.

Our Financial Support Policy

The amount of support a person needs to raise is…

  • Decided on an individual basis.
  • Tailored according to location, ministry and personal needs.

Normally 10% of each mission worker’s support is used for administration, member care, and other services.

All our National and International Office finances are properly examined or audited.

Security, Financial Management and Risk Assessment

ReachAcross works in areas of the world that regularly experience crises.

We have developed comprehensive security policies, guidelines, and procedures for such situations.

Take a look at ReachAcross’ mission preparation programme and support services.

Speak to someone in ReachAcross about how we can support your vision and passion

Patrick, South Asia

“My short-term service has been a further confirmation of my long-term passion to be a missionary to the unreached Muslim world in the future”

Jamie, East Africa

“In these times it is even easier for everyone to engage in the great commission and help isolated Muslims follow Jesus. Glory to God who put us here for such a time as this!”

Marlene, UK

“I am really grateful for the friendships I have with women, children and families from many countries. The greatest honour though is not just knowing them but actually being reminded that they see me as part of their families”

``When man works, man works. When man prays, God works``

``God loves a cheerful giver`` 2 Cor. 9:7

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