Over the last few years, the idea of “influencers” has become entrenched in the language of our world. Celebrities, athletes, and even those previously described as “unknown” are now judged by the number of “followers” they have on social media and the impact of their messaging. At Reach Out Youth Solutions we recognize the significance of influence. Our mission: to equip and multiply leaders globally who influence the younger generation to follow Jesus. Over the past 46 years, we have influenced and trained over 100,000 leaders in over 30 countries to disciple over 2 million youth.
As we look toward a new generation of teenagers, the influence of our mission has never been more important! Generation Alpha encompasses those born from 2010 to 2025. By 2025, they will reach a global population of over 2.2 billion. Although they will be the most tech-savvy generation ever, sociologists anticipate they will be characterized by anti-social behaviors, decreased attention spans, and an increase in pornography addiction. They are already known as the “blurred generation” because of their skewed perspectives on a variety of areas: gender, home/work life, public/private life, and even absolute truth. And, at a higher percentage than any previous generation, they are entering adolescence believing either “all religions are good” or “religion is irrelevant."
Rather than approaching Generation Alpha with fear and confusion, Reach Out stands ready and equipped to reach them with the Gospel and to disciple them into fully devoted followers of Jesus. One tool we will use is being launched this month! Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry Online will enable us to more effectively and efficiently equip and multiply churches, parents, and leaders to be the influencers of this upcoming generation. This fall we are also praying for new financial partners, who will help us expand our influence on the younger generation in Niger, Liberia, Nigeria, Honduras, and India.
Reach Out is on a mission, and we need your help! You can help us continue our influence through your prayers and financial partnership.
By assisting us in reaching our 2021 end-of-the-year goal of $250,000 you will be funding:
Influence in five more countries
Adding two additional languages to the JFYMO platform
7,000 new trained leaders
We invite you to view our new Reach Out brochure and forward this link to friends and family HERE. Simply share it with those in your sphere of influence who might be willing to support us financially or prayerfully. Let them know what a big fan you are of Reach Out! Then, consider introducing us to them through a text, call, or email. Please also help us influence others by sharing our revamped social media platforms.
As I consider how God has connected our ministry to so many people and churches over the years, I can’t help but echo Paul’s prayer in Philippians 1:3-5:
“I thank my God every time I remember you…I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…"
Thank you for your partnership of influence in the Kingdom!