The Department of World Missions at Faith Baptist Bible College has rebranded several of its individual components under one umbrella, now known as “Global Reach.” The three working arms of Global Reach include the Global Reach Conference, Global Reach Connect, and Global Reach Encounter.

The Global Reach Conference (formerly known as the annual Missions Conference at Faith) will be held October 26-29, 2020. This is the “informational” arm of Global Reach. This year’s featured speakers are Randal Gilmore and Graham Foran. Randal Gilmore has a passion for reaching people for Christ by helping them see the gospel story as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. In 2019, he stepped aside from other ministry responsibilities to concentrate exclusively on the Gospel Story-Arc project.  Graham Foran is the Field Administrator for Baptist Mid-Missions in Brazil, and the Forans have served in Brazil since 1988. The theme of this year’s conference is “Global Reach,” based on Acts 1:8.

Global Reach Connect (formerly known as Student Missions Fellowship) is a student-led organization designed to promote world missions by connecting students to missionaries and their ministries. This is the “inspirational” arm of Global Reach. The students elect officers and class representatives, and prayer group leaders are appointed by the officers. GRC meets every Monday night, and other activities are planned throughout the school year. The students are also vitally involved in helping to plan and implement the fall Global Reach Conference. Every student that is enrolled at Faith is automatically a member of Global Reach Connect.

Global Reach Encounter exists to inform and involve students in missions at home and abroad to inspire a vision for a global gospel impact. This is the “involvement” arm of Global Reach. Currently, there are five missions trips that are planned for 2021. Students can view the locations of those trips and find more information here.

Mark Lounsbrough, Chair of the Department of World Missions, is excited about the rebranding, which he believes will help connect students more closely with missionaries.

“We wanted to revitalize and coordinate the program, to utilize our alumni, and to create a more robust missions emphasis on campus,” said Lounsbrough.

You can learn more about Global Reach, including our conference this fall at https://faith.edu/global-reach/