January 2021 Route 1 Ignite your faith as you experience God at work across Africa and Asia.

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 Route 1 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 children affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eswatini, prayer walk through red-light districts in Thailand, and share God’s love in closed countries. It’s a year to grow and discover the call God’s placed on your life.

2. Find Community

2. Find Community

Live in deep and authentic, Christian community and discover what it is to be the Body of Christ. As you challenge, encourage, and love each other deeply, and use your collective gifts to bring the love of Jesus to the nations, your understanding of Christian community will be forever transformed.

3. Make a Difference

3. Make a Difference

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

Route Description

DURATION 11 Months
AGE RANGE 21-35
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $17,900 How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE August 20, 2020
TRAINING CAMP October 15-25, 2020
TRIP DATES 01/07/2021 - 11/21/2021
Countries South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, Nepal, India - PVT, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
From Africa’s southern tip, to the countless islands of Indonesia, your World Race journey will take you to places beyond your comfort zone. On this route, you’ll come alongside the growing mobilization movement exploding from the plains of Subsaharan Africa, and bring the light of the Gospel to some of Asia’s largest unreached countries.

Start your journey in South Africa, at the furthest point of the African continent. Then travel up through sub-Saharan Africa, a region in transition from being a place that once needed missionaries to being one that sends them. As you go, you’ll be equipped to bring the Gospel alongside indigenous church leaders paving the way north.

As you make your way around the Indian Ocean rim, you’ll partner alongside a network of churches and ministries seeking to bring the light of the Gospel to unreached people groups.

Countries

South Africa

South Africa

At the southernmost tip of the African continent, God is bringing restoration and healing to a country with a painful history of racism and division. Our ministry partners are providing Gospel-centered community development and education. You will be equipped in this diverse nation to share the Gospel and live out your faith for the rest of your journey. Read More
Eswatini

Eswatini

Experience the simple pace of African rural life in Eswatini. You will partner with the Adventures in Missions base, who is bringing new hope in this country where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has orphaned thousands of children. You will help our local staff holistically care for these children and teach them about Jesus. Read More
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

The people of Zimbabwe are searching for truth and something to rely on after decades of political and economic instability. Join our partners as they reach youth with the Gospel, training them to share the love of Jesus with their neighbors. Read More
Zambia

Zambia

Witness a powerful move of new church plants flooding across the urban and rural areas of Zambia. You’ll work alongside our ministry partners who are raising up local leaders to reach Zambians with the Gospel and deepen their level of discipleship. Read More
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopians maintain a unique cultural identity and will welcome you in like family. Join our partner HOPEthiopia who is showing God’s love to children and the often-neglected elderly population. You’ll help bring physical restoration to the land through reforestation projects and spiritual restoration to its people through the hope of the Gospel. Read More
Nepal

Nepal

Many around the world flock to Nepal seeking adventure and enlightenment, yet few have discovered the truth of the Gospel. Hike across the imposing Himalayan mountains as you bring the light of Jesus to the furthest corners of the world, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation. Read More
India

India

Drink in the vibrancy of the colors, spices, and sounds of India, and join the powerful church planting movement across the country. India is quickly becoming the most populous country in the world, yet so few know the hope of Jesus. Read More
Cambodia

Cambodia

A robust and growing church presence is blooming here, even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation. Aided by the healing and hope of the Gospel, many Cambodians are moving forward with a hopeful outlook and a generous heart. Join God in His redemptive work in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Read More
Thailand

Thailand

This is a famously friendly nation, yet sex trafficking and sex tourism mar Thailand’s glimmering cities and sandy beaches. Whether you are prayer-walking through the red-light district, ministering to tourists, playing with street kids, or teaching English to Thai people, you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country. Read More
Malaysia

Malaysia

As you wander the streets crowded with buzzing motos and enticing food stands, 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 life of following Jesus. Read More
Indonesia

Indonesia

Across this collection of nearly 18,000 islands, you’ll find a diverse range of cultures and languages, yet there are more Muslims here than in any other country on the planet. You may evangelize alongside a local church or work with a team of Bible translators to bring the gift of God’s Word in the local language. 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.