On your journey through route 1, you will observe how the church is impacting the community at a social and cultural level. Focusing heavily in Latin America and Europe, the churches and ministries you partner with will likely have a deeply established presence, and specific program and ministry focus.
You’ll begin in Central America, where these communities are shifting their focus from maintaining their church presence, to expanding their missional vision beyond their own countries. Many of these countries are in the midst of developing their own missional systems and strategies to send indigenous Central Americans to work as missionaries in the Middle East or North Africa.
From there you will transition from South America to Portugal, and then on to Spain. The route ends in Turkey, representing a progression from the Christian world into the Muslim, unreached world. As Europe becomes more post-Christian, a fresh revelation of the Gospel is needed to ignite the spiritually stagnant who have lost an appreciation for the relevance of the Gospel.
The application includes creating a profile and completing a questionnaire. It should take a little under an hour to complete.
After you complete and submit your application you will get the opportunity to schedule a phone interview with our team.
Once you are accepted, a $200 deposit will confirm your spot on the trip.
Once you are committed, you’ll be paired with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas and all the logistical information you need to prepare.
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.
After several days of additional training in Atlanta, you will fly out together as a squad and begin your ministry on the World Race.
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.
Six to eight weeks before your launch date, you’ll attend a 10-day intensive training at our headquarters here in North Georgia.
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.
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.
Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.
Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.