About The World Race

The Why:

Have you ever wondered if there's something more out there? If there's more to life than empty traditions, routines, and working 9-5 everyday to achieve the impossibility of the American dream?

It's because there is.

There is a generation of radicals whose heartbeat is to see a changed world. It's a generation that's dissatisfied with the status quo and actively rising to the challenge of seeing the world transformed through tangible expressions of God's love. World Racers are seeing lives changed in nations all over the world.

About Us:

The first World Race squads launched from Mexico in January 2006. Literally knocking on doors and sleeping on streets, it was a raw adventure of faith. While in Swaziland in 2007, the Lord told Seth Barnes to structure the World Race for a movement and to give it away to our generation.

The World Race continues to change. It is expanding overseas and in the States, yet its foundations stay the same. It is a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve "the least of these" while amongst real and raw community. It facilitates discipleship through the process of discovering the abundant life He promised. It births partnerships with ministries around the world. It requires Luke 10-like faith.

We're calling you out of your comfort zone and giving you exposure to what God is doing in the world before you commit to the American dream. Because it's not about you, it's about the Kingdom.

Alumni Testimonials:

I did the World Race five years ago and still say that it changed my life. It is the most epic, challenging, unforgettable thing I have done!
-Neil Bruinsma

Since going on the race this sums up what life was like. It was the hardest, most challenging, best, craziest and Jesus loving year of my life. This trip was epic!
-Jillian Paul

I did the World Race and it radically changed my life. I grew more spiritually in the first 3 months than my entire life combined (and I grew up in the church). There is a HUGE difference between studying the Bible at home versus walking it out daily on the mission field. The best way to describe my experience is to say that I LIVED out the book of Acts. Miracles do happen!
-Paul Iwanaga

We coach many of these world racers and it is amazing to see the transformation that the Holy Spirit brings through the world race.
-Deon Vanstaden, WR Coach

The World Race was worth a million times what you have to raise. I saw things I never thought I would see, I made deep and lasting friendships and I made a difference for the Kingdom. I cannot speak more highly of this incredible opportunity.
-Meghan Tschanz

I just got off the World Race Gap Year and it was life changing to say the least. If you feel the call to do something more with your life, to travel the road less travelled, and to see God work in ways impossible to imagine, then don't sleep on an opportunity to do the race. But remember there is no perfect time to do this. It takes sacrifice. Happy dreaming.
-Chris Burns

I get to watch the parents of World Racers go through the Race. They typically say things like "They left as boys and girls and they came back as men and women with a new spiritual authority" or "I really loved my daughter before she went on the Race, but I REALLY love who she became on the Race."
-Betty Means, WR Parents Ministry

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