It started with a lunch at Rancho Fiesta with a few youth pastors from different churches in the Mansfield area who desired to see God do something bigger through them together than what He could do through any one of them individually. Four months later, these youth pastors and a few others launched Reach Mansfield 2021.
With the arrival of COVID-19 everyone’s plans seemed to have changed. This reality is the same for student ministries throughout central Ohio. Normally youth leaders in the area would be casting vision to their students and families for trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, or urban centers in the U.S. but with quarantine, travel bans, and more the normal missions reality seems to have been thrown out the window.
Hence, Reach Mansfield 2021.
A multi-church, week-long, local mission trips to OUR community.
Leaders from Berean Baptist Church, Heartland Church, Mosaic Church, Crossroads Church, & Shelby Alliance have joined together to lead this endeavor and several other churches and student ministries have already committed to participate! Registration has already opened for individuals and groups at www.reachmansfield.com.
God is up to something.
Currently, the prayer is that over 200 students (6-12th grade) will come together at Camp Otyokwah in Butler, Ohio from July 11-16. Every day teams of students will travel into and around Mansfield to share the love of Christ through acts of love and service. Each team will be serving primarily with community organizations and ministries who are already having a positive impact in our city.
What can you do?
- Pray. Pray. Pray. Pray that God moves in the lives of the students who participate and in our community during this week of mission.
- Spread the word! Get your church involved. Tell your youth pastor. Sign-up yourself or your teenagers! Follow @reachmansfield on Instagram.
- Give! Sponsor a Student who has financial need or contribute towards a service project. Be part of making this week of mission happen! (both sponsor a student and sponsor a project options are available now at https://reachmansfield.com/).