Join the 65% of EFCA churches that expand their ministry globally through partnerships with ReachGlobal.
The unique opportunities that fit your church around the world are endless. Connect with us to get started.
Carrying out the Great Commission in partnership with local churches in the U.S., national partners and other evangelical organizations, is what ReachGlobal is about. We recognize the biblical value of healthy cooperation with national partners. This includes the avoidance of paternalistic attitudes and a willingness to appropriately share in ministry decisions that affect both parties.
What is a partnership?
A relationship between two or more interdependent churches or organizations that pray, plan, leverage resources, and intentionally work together to achieve the shared vision God has given them to advance His Kingdom, in ways they could not accomplish alone.
Every partnership looks different because the vision, the partners, and the ministry context vary with every partnership.
Here's a simple breakdown of various types of partnerships:
- A simple partnership: This may be a single church linking up with a sister church or ReachGlobal team in another country, or it might be several churches partnering together with the same sister church or ReachGlobal team, yet operating independently from each other.
- A partnership network: A group of churches that share resources and encourage one another but do not work together on the same projects and initiatives.
- A consortium: A partnership where multiple churches and/or organizations work together on shared projects and initiatives to accomplish a shared vision.
No matter the type, every partnership has the potential to make a powerful impact for the gospel. And with every partnership there are some key principles that will make the partnership healthy.
We can provide in-depth and tailored coaching for your leadership, placement in partnerships with the EFCA’s partners, or educate your church body on missions strategy.
Crafting Your Missions Strategy
Whether you're forging new partnerships or refining existing ones, we are here to help.
Short-term Mission Teams build strong international partnerships that impact both your church and those you go to serve.
Your church can send a short-term team to engage in the work God is doing through ReachGlobal in some of the most remarkable locations in the world.
It can seem like a lot to figure out where, how, and why to serve. ReachGlobal's expertise in sharing the love of Christ to those in need can help you determine effective outlets for your church to serve.
Why do you want to send a short-term team?
Having a clear purpose for every short-term missions team is absolutely necessary. This will vary with each opportunity, so be sure to define the role that your short-term team will have in the long-term ministry strategy of those you are going to serve.
When should you send a short-term team?
Give yourself plenty of time to recruit, prepare, and send your team. The timing will depend upon the needs and requests of your hosts as well as the opportunity requirements.
Where should you send a short-term team?
Because the goal in short-term missions is always long-term impact, your short-term team should go where you have a focused ministry partnership or are working to develop one. Start by checking with the missionaries you currently support to see if they need a short-term team. Doing it with them will deepen your partnering relationship.
Do not force the missionary you support to create a short-term opportunity just because you want to send a team. Give them the freedom to say “no” or “not this year.”
View Short-Term Opportunities
Review current short-term missions offered through ReachGlobal.
Want to learn more about crafting a missions strategy?
We would love to connect with you and discuss ways to build a tailored strategy for engaging with global missions as a church.