Experience God’s Heart of Redemption for the Nations Route 1: Share the Gospel from West to East

Experience God at work in the post-Christian nations of Eastern Europe, in the crush of humanity in India, and in the big-hearted village communities of Subsaharan Africa

The World Race has led over 5000+ people on this transformational journey.

Chris Scott

For the past 12 years, we have connected men and women just like yourself with ministry opportunities all around the world. Our coaches and mentors will walk with you every step of the way as you seek to know God deeper and serve the nations.

The World Race August 2020 Route 1 journey empowers you to:

1. Grow with God

1. Grow with God

Ministry will be both challenging and rewarding during your journey. You will have to trust God to be your strength as you minister with people affected by drug addiction, homelessness, and violence. It’s a year to grow and discover the call God’s placed on your life.

2. Find Community

2. Find Community

You’ll discover healthy communication and problem-solving solutions that will help your team thrive. You’ll be able to take what you learned once the Race is over and continue to live in Gospel-centered community - no matter where God calls you next.

3. Make a Difference

3. Make a Difference

You will witness God’s heart of redemption as you serve among indigenous tribal churches, unreached communities scarred by histories of violence, and major metropolitan cities.

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Route Description

DURATION 11 Months
AGE RANGE 21-35
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $18,200 How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE March 31, 2020
TRAINING CAMP June 2-12, 2020
TRIP DATES 8/1/2020 - 6/22/2021
Countries Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Lebanon, Bosnia, Albania, Cyprus, Turkey
Venture across continents, sail between coasts, and traverse over rugged mountains. On this route, you will partner with the Lord among indigenous tribal churches, unreached communities scarred by histories of violence, and urban jungles of major metropolitan cities.

Embark on an adventure retracing history, beginning with Colombia, a nation birthed from Incan ruins, now recovering from the aftermath of drug trafficking and violence. From there you enter the Carribean’s glittering seas, chasing down these waters’ most evocative coasts and turbulent histories. Through our ministry partners, God is at work reversing the effects of brokenness and restoring communities affected by drug addiction, violence, and natural disasters.

From there, you’ll leave the familiarity of the Western world in search of West Africa’s distant shores. As the gateway to the Muslim nations of North Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and its neighboring countries reveal a continent on the verge of development while struggling to maintain its deeply rooted yet fractured tribal identity. Despite generations of colonial rule and ethnic tension, the Lord is bringing restoration!

The path then rises to the clash of cultures in Lebanon. These tumultuous hills will prepare you well for the mixture of old and new, East and West, Islam and Christianity, found in the most undiscovered and compelling nations in Europe and the Middle East. Having journeyed across some of the world’s most intense ethnic and racial divides, you’ll be equipped to bring the truth of the Gospel across any cultural barrier. Your journey culminates in Turkey, unique in its position at the edge of the western world. Where will the Lord lead from there?

Countries

Colombia

Colombia

Start your journey in the vibrant city of Medellin, Colombia. With the backdrop of the alluring Andes mountains, you will engage with families affected by homelessness, drug addiction, and violence. You will have the privilege to enter into their difficult stories and share the hope of the Gospel alongside our ministry partners. Read More
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Discover the hidden side of the Dominican Republic beyond its reputation as a tropical Caribbean paradise. You may do prayer walks down dirt roads, work with kids, help with manual labor and meet the friendly people. You’ll get to see how Jesus is transforming the mountain communities and beach towns of this island. Read More
Haiti

Haiti

Crossing the border from the Dominican Republic into Haiti, you’ll confront the resilient beauty of a country rising from the devastation of poverty, corruption, and natural disasters. You’ll live among the tireless Haitian people and work alongside our partners to reverse the effects of brokenness. Read More
Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire

Journey to the bustling port city of Abidjan, where you may get to share the Gospel with Muslim truck drivers from North Africa. You may also get to see the local church hard at work igniting unity in this once spiritually divided country. Read More
Ghana

Ghana

Learn from a robust and growing Ghanaian church, disciple young believers and work alongside locals who are engaging with the unreached peoples in the north. You will experience a unique and vibrant culture that has overcome its painful history to become a nation boasting economic and political stability. Read More
Togo

Togo

Dive into the untamed beauty of lesser-known Togo. Stand with the local churches who are proclaiming the truth of Jesus in a country where nearly half the population practices indigenous religions. Read More
Lebanon

Lebanon

Encompassed by towering cedars, jagged mountains, and rocky shores, you’ll discover a country marked by conflict, and witness the deep tradition of Christianity colliding with the growing influence of Islam. You will sit amongst the Syrian refugees who have fled from war, listen to their stories of tragedy, and offer them an encounter with the God who can give them an eternal peace. Read More
Bosnia

Bosnia

Local churches are rebuilding the Christian faith in communities where nearly half the population is Muslim and you will have the privilege of joining their efforts. You will meet a people scarred by civil war and communist rule, yet marked with strength and resilience. Read More
Albania

Albania

Next, you will venture into the least-reached country in Europe, Albania. While a majority of the country is Muslim, you will find that Albanians are very relational and open to conversations about religion. Against the jagged silhouette of the Alps, you might start chatting with a local while enjoying sweet pastries and coffee at a cafe, or you may support local churches who are reaching the next generation of Christians. Read More
Cyprus

Cyprus

Northern Cyprus is predominantly Turkish and Muslim and the south part of the island is predominantly Greek Orthodox. Here you will disciple local believers, participate in street outreaches, or conduct radio evangelism to the Muslim world. Once a destination of Paul’s missionary journeys, this Mediterranean island will stun you with its diverse landscape of glittering beaches and lush meadows. Read More
Turkey

Turkey

Spend your last month of the Race sharing the Gospel alongside Turkish believers or serving the Syrian refugees that have settled there. You might even be waved down by friendly Turkish people asking you to join them for a cup of tea. Read More

Process

Step 1: Apply

You’ll create a profile and complete a questionnaire application and then schedule a phone interview with our team so we can get to know you better. After that, we’ll let you know when you’ve been accepted! (A $200 deposit will confirm your spot.)

Step 2: Fundraise

Once you’ve confirmed your spot, we will pair you with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas, and all the logistical information you need to prepare.

Step 3: Train

Four-six weeks before your Race begins, you will spend 10 days at our campus in Georgia. This time will include missional and cultural training, discipleship, worship, and bonding with your teammates before you leave.

Step 4: Launch

After several days of additional training in Atlanta, you will fly out together as a squad and begin your ministry on the World Race.

How We Support You

Discipleship

Discipleship

A large part of this journey is growing in your walk with Christ. We desire to model the way Jesus discipled his followers. Mentors, coaches, and fellow Racers will disciple you, while you serve, love, and disciple others.

Training

Training

Six to eight weeks before your launch date, you’ll attend a 10-day intensive training at our headquarters here in North Georgia.

Community

Community

You’ll get to experience raw Christian community as you travel, serve, and encourage each other. Once you officially join the Race, you will be invited to a private Facebook group to begin getting to know your squad.

Fundraising

Fundraising

We’ll provide coaching, video tutorials, scripts, and ideas for fundraising plus a free fundraising course and a blog so you can tell your story and accept donations. We also have structured deadlines to help you reach your goal.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.

Parent Connect

Parent Connect

Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.