We see how many ministries, churches and individuals find their place in God’s plan where they can make a difference and change their world! We often have found the reason why God has called Reaching a Generation into life has been to impact lives where we find the greatest needs. We often start projects, oppose unrighteousness, invest in the impossible, defy odds and to do this requires us walking by faith! This makes what we do hard as well as incredibly rewarding when change comes and change really does come! We realize once more that without God it is impossible to see change happening in our world so needy of Him!
Our mission is to influence the influencers in children and youth’s lives. This is done through creative products, programmes and the constant development of leaders in
the Body of Christ. God works through His Body and as we engage with leaders in the church we see the need to reach the children when they are young as part of the strategy of the global church. We see the expression of this mission look so different depending on where we are, from a developed world with first world needs (middle class and wealthier parts of South Africa) and challenges to a very, very rural world in the bush where the needs are as desperate and the challenges at times can feel insurmountable. In all of this we continue to stand, train, advocate and love on His people in the church wherever we serve.
After a time of prayer in the year 2003, God clearly spoke to our hearts. He challenged us to help reach those who are not being reached by the traditional Sunday ministry in our country. God challenged us to reach a generation of children, and to concentrate on the influences in their lives. Lizzy and I took a step of faith, and Reaching a Generation was registered as a non for profit ministry in August of 2003. Since then we have seen millions of children reached with the Gospel, as well as many effective follow up programmes (tools) launched here in South Africa. Join us as we are seeing a movement come to life! Children’s lives are being changed, and they will continue to change the world around them. Reaching a Generation is not just a name, it is a mission! To see a generation reached, so they can continue to reach even further!
For the Children,
Jacques van Bommel
We see how many ministries, churches and individuals find their place in God’s plan where they can make a difference and change their world!
I am Reaching a Generation! This is the declaration we have made. All of us who work for this ministry – both full time staff and volunteers. Reaching a Generation is no longer just a name to us, it’s an identity. As we continue to grow this will be the declaration of ALL our people. Our farm staff, chaplains, International Leadership Academy learners, Community Wide Outreach leaders, short term team members, children’s church leaders, prayer partners and donors. To us, this is far more than a name. It is a claim – to REACH A GENERATION. It’s not just ours, it’s yours. I am, we are, and you can be Reaching a Generation. Our hope is that as you read this you will begin to feel you are a part of a larger movement. We want you to own your part in this ministry. This movement is far beyond us – it is the very work of God Himself – His heartbeat for Africa and the world! The staff of Reaching a Generation are blessed to be apart of His great plan, but it is impossible for us to do without you. So thank you for partnering with us. We hope that you are as excited as we are to see His work being done and to be apart of something greater than yourself! We want you to be able to say along with us, “I AM Reaching a Generation…and I am changing lives!”