January 2021 Expedition If your heart burns for people who have not heard the name of Jesus, then this route is for you!

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 January 2021 Expedition Route empowers you to:

1. Grow with God

1. Grow with God

Ministry will be challenging and rewarding as you listen to God’s voice and share the Gospel with people who have never heard the name of Jesus. You will get to know the heart of God for you and all people as you meet Syrian refugees and listen to their stories, share the Gospel in Papua New Guinea, and build friendships in closed countries.

2. Find Community

2. Find Community

As you journey through the Middle East, Central Asia, and Australia, you’ll discover what it means to live in Biblical community. You will challenge, encourage, and learn to love one another deeply in a way that will forever transform your view of community with other believers.

3. Make a Difference

3. Make a Difference

Sharing the Gospel in the 10/40 window is not for the faint of heart. It’s the final frontier of God’s global mission to reconcile every nation to Himself. Yet this journey will be rewarding as you discover how to live out the Great Commission wherever God calls you next.

Route Description

DURATION 11 Months
AGE RANGE 21-35
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $18,500 How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE August 20, 2020
TRAINING CAMP October 15-25, 2020
TRIP DATES 01/07/2021 - 11/21/2021
Countries Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Krygyzstan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia - PVT, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia
From one end of the 10/40 window to the other, this route covers some of the most unreached places on earth.

The 10/40 window contains 97% of all remaining Unreached People Groups. These are the final frontiers of God’s global mission to reconcile people from every people group to Himself.

Start your journey in Lebanon and the Middle East, a land rich with Biblical history, now at the center of the Muslim World. Travel the wild expanse of Central Asia and finish your route sharing the Gospel in the islands of Indonesia and Australia.

Whether to remote indigenous tribes, nomadic mountain communities, or unchurched megacities, bring the good news of the Gospel to those who haven’t had the chance to hear it yet.

Countries

Lebanon

Lebanon

Discover a country marked by conflict, and witness where the deep tradition of Christianity collides with the 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 eternal peace. Read More
Cyprus

Cyprus

Once a destination of Paul’s missionary journeys, Cyprus is an island now split in two, both ethnically and spiritually. Northern Cyprus is predominantly Turkish and Muslim, and the south part of the island is predominantly Greek Orthodox. Here you might disciple local believers, participate in street outreaches, or conduct radio evangelism to the Muslim world. Read More
Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a nation built on the remains of the early church. Yet as you walk down the crowded streets of Istanbul, you will hear the echoing call to prayer punctuate the day in this predominantly Muslim country. Join our partners as they share the Gospel to a rapidly-developing nation largely unexposed to the living truth of Jesus. Read More
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

The imposing walls of the Old City of Baku symbolize the many social barriers that make it challenging to spread the light of the Gospel here. Help strengthen the local church as it offers the hope of Jesus to the predominantly Muslim people. Read More
Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

A recent change in political leadership in Uzbekistan opened the doors to the Gospel after years of strict religious control. Like the travelers and caravans that walked these paths centuries ago, you’ll find yourself at the forefront of a Gospel movement that will extend throughout Central Asia and beyond. Read More
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Tucked away in the remote mountains and valleys of Central Asia is one of the world’s last remaining nomadic populations, far from the world’s eye. Join our partners as they build relationships with the younger generation who are following Jesus in droves. Read More
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Despite an Islamic cultural identity, many Kazakhs are turning to follow Jesus. Come alongside this small, but fiercely bold community of believers as they reach out to their communities with the Gospel, surrounded by the expansive grasslands and wild alpine scenery of Kazakhstan. Read More
Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of Indians, Chinese, Malays, and indigenous communities. You may notice a Buddhist temple next to an Islamic mosque next to a Christian church. Though Malaysia is technically a closed country, the people are eager and waiting to hear the Gospel. Build relationships with these diverse communities as you show them a lifestyle of following Jesus. Read More
Indonesia

Indonesia

On this collection of nearly 18,000 volcanic islands, there are more Muslims than in any other country on the planet. Whether you are evangelizing alongside a local church or working with a team of Bible translators to bring God’s Word in the local language, you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus wherever your team is serving. Read More
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Few places can match Papua New Guinea in its remoteness, where many places on the island remain unexplored. Now, decades of missionary focus are finally bearing fruit in the innumerous tribes of this diverse island nation. Join those who have been working tirelessly to make the harvest plentiful. Read More
Australia

Australia

Coming out of the 10/40 window, Australia is not unreached by the Gospel, but quickly becoming a post-Christian nation in need of a new encounter with the love of Jesus. Work alongside YWAM on the shores of Byron Bay, a ministry with a high focus on outreach, and a heart for sending Australian missionaries to the countries you’ll have just come through. 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.