Reach Programme

Reach is a cross-cultural discipleship and ministry training programme for recent graduates.

Through befriending and sharing the love of Jesus with international students, you will join in with God’s global mission – and have opportunity to grow in your relationship with Him and develop your God-given gifts at the same time.

My year as a Reach Trainee really brought a confidence and a depth to my faith."

Matthew, Reach trainee

I have really enjoyed the cross-cultural training I've received throughout the year. I've also grown in my ability to host and serve international students practically."

sunny, reach trainee

What will it involve?

  • Practical Ministry: Hands-on involvement in a range of ministry opportunities: welcoming & befriending, discipleship & evangelistic Bible study, organising social events, being part of an international café team.
  • Group Training: Four residential conferences plus local programmes.
  • Personal study: Time each week for core and elective study.
  • Mentored Supervision: An experienced Friends International staff worker meeting with you regularly.
The programme is flexible, so with your staff mentor you will design your Personal Reach Plan, appropriate for where you are now and preparing you to be a life-long ambassador for Christ.

We see the year as an investment into each Reach participant, and recognise that Christian formation involves the development of the whole person. The Reach programme, therefore, is not simply about learning the skills of cross-cultural ministry, but also about developing conviction, values and character.

Who is it for?

  1. Those who love Jesus and want to introduce international students to Him!
  2. Graduates aged 21-30 years
  3. Fluent English speakers

Start date: 1st September 2020

Cost: £675 (contribution towards training, set books & resources) plus living expenses

Deadlines: Applications accepted up to 30th April 2020. We advise early application to avoid disappointment regarding visas and preferred locations.

Contact: Any further enquiries can be made to reach@friendsinternational.uk

Reach will equip, develop and train you as you reach out to the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. The impact of this programme will last far beyond the year."

NAY DAWSON, Regional Training Co-ordinator, IFES Europe

I love Friends International’s vision to encourage cross-cultural discipleship. We in the UK have so much to learn from Christians from other cultures and I believe we also have much to offer in return."

KRISH KANDIAH, author and Founder of Home for Good