REACH Group

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47

What does REACH mean?

            Respond to others with the love of Christ

            Expand your relationship with God

            Apply your faith in daily life

            Connect with others

            Honor God through prayer and service

What is a REACH group?

A REACH group is a small gathering of members (usually consisting of 6-12 people) that meet on a regular basis to help each other build a relationship with God and others. Prayer and Bible or topical study are two objectives as is service to others, whether it be individually or as a group.

What does our culture tell us about REACH group ministry?

  • Approximately 11 million, or 55 % of the nation’s 20 million Evangelicals participate in small groups each week according to researchers at the Barna Group
  • 68% of those surveyed by smallgroups.com said small groups were important or central to the life of their church
  • Churches attest to the importance of small groups in the lives of their members. “Folks who have participated in Small Groups find that they feel more connected with the church at large and that they develop deep friendships that could not have come about without the group environment.”

What volunteer opportunities are possible for REACH groups and individual members?

Click here for possibilities.

How do I get involved with a REACH group?

Call Pastor Peter Kelm at First Immanuel Lutheran Church office at 262-377-6610, by email pkelm@fils.org  or contact Karen Hackman at hackmank@comcast.net .