Experience God’s heart for the nations Route 2: Heart for the Nations

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 2 journey empowers you to:

1. Grow with God

1. Grow with God

Walk deeper in intimacy with God while learning to boldly live for Him. The communities you meet will reveal the fullness of God’s heart and you’ll realize that true abundant life is not found in material things, but rather in the Kingdom of God.

2. Find Community

2. Find Community

You will bond you with your teammates as you navigate challenging ministry settings and discover how to work together to further the Gospel. On off days, you may hike the mountains of Nepal, join a braai in South Africa, or walk through the bustling markets in India.

3. Make a Difference

3. Make a Difference

You will serve with our ministry partners in many countries that have recently emerged from Communist rule. Witnessing the Gospel burst forth with new life in places that experienced such hopelessness is truly incredible.

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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 Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, India, Nepal, Lesotho, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda
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. On this route, you will find that life in the Kingdom of God is richer and more abundant than anything you’ve ever imagined.

Where there seems to be death, new life is springing forth: God is mightily at work in Eastern Europe, moving once again to breathe life into a post-Christian region that was only recently released from the cold, steely grips of communism. Crumbling medieval fortresses guide the way eastward until you come to a crossroads at Azerbaijan, the final European outpost and the gateway to the East. The slate blue Caspian Sea stretches out endlessly in front of you, but there’s no going back.

From there, you will plunge into India, where an invigorating and nearly overwhelming flood of life, culture, and religion all collide into a dizzying, yet beautiful display of humankind. Alive with the electricity of human connection, walk deeper in community and intimacy with God while learning to boldly live out a Kingdom life in the most unreached country on earth. Then discover God in the majesty of the Himalayas, where He is at work in the crisp stillness of one of the most isolated regions on earth.

But these imposing mountains are the pinnacle of your journey, not the end. From here the path descends into Subsaharan Africa, a vast wilderness, yet teeming with life. The communities you meet will reveal both the fullness of God’s heart and the abundance of His gifts. Though the people around you have little in the way of earthly riches, you’ll recall the cold, crumbling kingdoms of Europe where you began, and you’ll realize that true abundant life is found in the Kingdom of God.

Countries

Romania

Romania

Come alongside our ministry partners as you grow in your ability to share your faith, and watch the power of the Gospel cast out fear in an older generation that experienced the effects of Communism. You will also get to offer hope to a younger generation searching for truth. Read More
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

You’ll notice hillsides populated with impoverished communities of Roma gypsies scattered throughout Bulgaria. As you join our partners in demonstrating the love of Christ to these nomadic people, you will witness the Gospel bursting forth with new life. Read More
Serbia

Serbia

Walk out your identity in Christ and allow the Lord to use you in Serbia. Have Gospel conversations and build meaningful friendships with locals in the urban centers of this nation that is working hard to move beyond its war-torn past. Read More
Georgia

Georgia

Though Orthodox Christianity is prevalent and deeply historical in Georgia, you can help the locals here rediscover that God desires relationship, not ritual. At this point in your journey, you will be able to share the ways God is breathing new life into old religion. Read More
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

You will find very little Christian influence here—instead, Azeris are predominantly Muslim. Join the work of strengthening the local church as it offers the hope of Jesus to the Azeri people. The imposing walls of the Old City of Baku symbolize the many social barriers that make it difficult to spread the Gospel. Read More
India

India

Nearly halfway through your journey, you’ll find your place even in the bustling chaos of this thriving and diverse nation. As you join the powerful movement of Jesus’ followers planting thousands of churches across the country, India will no doubt leave its mark on you. Read More
Nepal

Nepal

Venture into the Himalayan mountains and let God take you into deeper dependence on Him. Many will have an open heart to hear the message of the Gospel for the first time. In the earth’s most distant corners, you will discover that God’s love will reach even the most remote places. Read More
Lesotho

Lesotho

Descend through the mountains and valleys of southern Africa, where you can disconnect from modern life and find a deeper connection with yourself, God, and the local people of Lesotho. Experience the simple pace of rural life you as you walk out a Kingdom lifestyle alongside faithful African believers. Read More
South Africa

South Africa

The Lord is working to bring restoration and healing in South Africa through our ministry partners as they provide Gospel-centered community development and education. Look forward to joining a braai, a traditional South African cookout, which is the hub for building relationships and community in this diverse country. Read More
Rwanda

Rwanda

Build friendships and enjoy the hospitality of our partners as they open their homes to you. You’ll find a new family here in the people of Rwanda. Use what you’ve learned along your journey to help equip and empower young leaders and the local church. Read More
Uganda

Uganda

Here in the heart of Africa, you will partner with ministries who are raising up the next generation of leaders through community development and education. You will experience a spiritual abundance in the hearts of the Ugandan people that can only come from fulfillment in the Lord. 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.