encouraging pastors and their teams
in godly, effective gospel ministries

to lead & multiply churches
with the gospel-shaped vision, ministries,
objectives, strategies & tactics
that God’s Word requires
for churches to reach the lost
to the glory of God!

pray for us that the message of the Lord
may spread rapidly and be honoured
[2 Thess. 3:1]

the need

Christ commanded us to make disciples of all nations but UK churches are often struggling to do it.
The National Ministry Survey (2022) revealed pastors want consultancy, mentoring & leadership training.
Other ministries aim to help but few focus on the godly effectiveness of pastors and their teams

our desire for healthy church ministry

Bible-based

Prayerful, faithful  ministries teaching Christ from the Word are the heart of a healthy church

Body-conscious

Teachers equip church members in their diverse gifts & ministries to grow up into Christ

Cross-shaped

God’s people are equipped for lives of sacrificial & evangelistic holiness

Compassion

Loving our communities in every way God’s Word requires but especially with the gospel

Missional

Displaying the wisdom of God in gathering all nations under Christ through the gospel

Wisely effective

Good biblical stewardship concerned for faithful inputs and fruitful outputs

And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them
[Psalm 78:72]

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consultancy

the team

Richard Coekin

Founding consultant

Ray Evans

Founding consultant

Steve Robinson

Steering Group

Rachel Sloan

Steering Group

Lee McMunn

Steering Group

Danielle Teeuwen-Greene

Steering Group

Jamie Child

Steering Group

Sarah Ebenezar

Steering Group

Ed Kendall

Steering Group

Jules Stroud

Steering Group

Reach Ministries CIO under formation. Trustees-in-waiting below. In the meantime Reach Ministries is incubating as a project within the Co-Mission Initiative Trust.

John Marland

Chair of trustees

Dan McKinlay

Trustee

Linda Trevitt

Trustee

Richard Coekin

Reach Ministries
Director

Andy Harker

Reach Ministries Assistant director

Lizi Ross

Reach Ministries Operations

what we believe

The steering group, trustees, staff team and consultants of Reach Ministries affirm the following statement of faith and addenda drafted by the FIEC:

There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.

God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice.

All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. God created us male and female, which is identified by our biological sex. Marriage is the exclusive union of one man and one woman and is a picture of the relationship between Christ and his bride the church. Sexual intimacy is a gift from God to be enjoyed only within the context of marriage.

As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him.

The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true. On the cross he died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by his blood. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father.

Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in his love forgives sinners whom he calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life.

The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply his work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for worship, service and mission.

The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into his Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.

The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new and will be glorified forever.

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