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To learn more about REACH and how you can implement this strategy in your church or ministry, visit www.reachnorthamerica.org.

REACH is a strategy for best accomplishing the mission of the church with excellence.  It is not a program. Nor it is a five-year slogan to be replaced with another slogan. It is a culture, a mind-set, a way of life characterized by the following:
 
Strategy: Every great accomplishment in history, both within the church and without, was preceded by a disciplined plan. “It is essential,” Ellen White wrote, “to labor with order, following an organized plan and a definite object” (Manuscript 24, 1887). Every church organization and ministry should have a clearly defined strategy that everyone knows and embraces. The Six Building Blocks represent our strategic priorities.

Mission: The mission of a church is its purpose. “It is a sin,” Ellen White states, “to be heedless, purposeless, and indifferent in any work in which we may engage, but especially in the work of God” (RH, March 18, 1884). Mission is the purpose. It’s like the destination of a trip. Knowing the destination helps plan and guide the trip. Is the mission of your church organization crystal-clear? 

Excellence: Everything God does is “Exhibit A.” In order to rightly represent Him, can His church on earth be anything less than best-in-class? As the world sees that we are the “head and not the tail” (Deut. 28:13), they will glorify the Father which is in heaven (Matt 5:16). The ultimate purpose of excellence, therefore, is to give glory to God (Rev. 14:6).     

Core Values of REACH
 
Revival & transformation
Connecting with God through public and personal worship
 
Education for discipleship
Every youth and adult learning, growing, and becoming more like Christ
 
Alignment within the Church
Connecting effectively within our diverse church family
 
Community outreach & evangelism
Connecting with our communities—sharing hope and wholeness 
 
Healthy leadership & management
God’s stewards insisting on personal and church-wide excellence

Our Six "Building Blocks"

Building Blocks Reports
 
To REACH the World with Hope and Wholeness (Annual Report)
 
Videos on the Six Building Blocks:
    Introduction
    Retention of Young Adults
    Emerging Immigrant Populations
    Education for Everyone
    Transformational Evangelism
    Women in Ministry
    Media
 

 

 
 
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
Telephone: 301-680-6400
Fax: 301-680-6464
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