Fall at Reach Church
The fall is a time of engagement—as the school year starts we reengage with normal life and its schedule of work, school, and sports. But here at Reach Church, fall is a time to engage with the church, with community, and most of all with Nothing But Jesus. This fall, we have a number ways for you to grow, serve, and engage, so we encourage you to get involved in what God is doing here at Reach Church!
Every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8pm, Sept. 13th through Nov. 15th
After the enormous success of last winter’s Family Night, Reach Church is excited to offer Family Night again this Fall. This Wednesday night program is a great time for the whole family to come and grow in Nothing But Jesus together at one convenient time. But it is more than just an opportunity to grow. It is also a chance to serve. Consider serving in our Reach Nursery & Preschool, Reach Kids, or Reach Next ministries, helping the next generation grow in Nothing But Jesus.
Whatever your age or need, Family Night offers something for everyone, so jump into Wednesday nights this fall in the following ways:
Reach Nursery & Preschool Leader: Julie Metzger
If you have children ages 0-4, there will be nursery provided for them while the rest of the family heads off elsewhere.
Reach Kids (K-5th) Leader: Katie Nettuno
Reach Kids will feature a time of recreation, hands-on activities, and a lesson. The children will be divided into small groups for the Bible study, prayer time, and Bible memorization. This program will utilize the gym for recreation and the renovated Kids’ Zones for the small groups and lesson.
Reach Next Leader: Tyler Schoenberger
Reach Next Middle School Small Group (6th – 8th Grade) : Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15
Reach Next High School Small Group (9th – 12th Grade) : Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8
This year, Middle School and High School students will both be going through a book called "This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years." This book is written by a teenager and challenges fellow teens that the Gospel of Jesus does indeed change everything, even (and especially) in the teen years. See the description below:
“This Changes Everything” is for teenagers eager to reject the status quo and low standards our culture sets for us. It's for those of us who don't want to spend the adolescent years slacking off, but rather standing out and digging deep into what Jesus says about following him. This book will help you see how the truth about God changes everything - our relationships, our time, our sin, our habits, and more - freeing us to live joyful, obedient, and Christ-exalting lives, even while we're young.
Note: For off-weeks, Middle School and High School students are encouraged to serve in Reach Junior or Reach Kids.
On Family Night, adults will have the opportunity to join Life on Life Discipleship Groups. These groups are designed to help individuals develop into mature and equipped followers of Christ who will then be able to disciple others. Each week follows a T.E.A.M.S. format of Truth, Equipping, Accountability, Mission, and Supplication. Life on Life groups require a high commitment level and is for those interested in a serious Bible study. Members study lessons outside of the group, which allows for the large group time to be more discussion based. Because of this level of commitment, members are required to sign up online at lifeonlife.reachchurch.online. The curriculum spans 28 week and will extend beyond Family Night into the winter.
Reach Choir Leaders: Turner and Stephanie Jones
Every other Wednesday 6:30-8pm starting August 23rd
What could be better than spending the night worshipping together? Our choir is not only a music group, but a community of people who develop lasting friendships with one another.
Note: For off-weeks, choir members are encouraged to participate in a special Wednesday night Reach Group created for choir members. Members are also welcome to serve at Family Night in Reach Nursery & Preschool, Reach Kids, or Reach Next.
Reach Worship Team Leader: Tyler Schoenberger
Every Wed. 7:30pm-9:00pm
Joining a Reach Group is a great way to meet more people at Reach Church. Reach Groups provide an opportunity to grow in relationship with others and grow in your relationship with Jesus at the same time. In these groups we apply what Nothing But Jesus means in our daily life. These groups meet together throughout the week. Each Reach Group looks different. Some are coed, some are great for young families, some are gender based, some are activity based, some are short-term, and some are long-term groups. Regardless of what type of group you are looking for, we will do our best to match you with a group that will fit you the best. Go to http://groups.reachchurch.online to register.
At Reach Church, we desire to not only connect through fellowship and worship corporately, but we also desire to equip each person to grow in their love for Jesus. One way that we accomplish this is through our Reach Classes. Instead of merely gathering for lecture style classes on Sunday morning, our teachers prepare weekly for engaging discussions around God’s word that equip each of us to be effective in whatever circles of influence God has placed us. A full listing of classes will be available soon at www.reachchurch.online.
Sunday Morning Reach Classes: On Sunday mornings this fall, we will explore how Jesus pertains to every area of Scripture, looking at a breathtaking birds eye view of Genesis to Revelation. In turn, this will build the framework informing our study on how and why God designed us specially to be like Jesus in our unique roles.
Our purpose as Reach Women is to encourage the women at Reach Church with the message of Nothing But Jesus. When we come alongside our women with this simple, yet life changing, message of God's grace, it will lead us to biblical thinking, covenantal living, and understanding our God-given, beautiful and unique role as women.
During the Week
On Wednesday mornings, we have a Reach Women Bible study starting at 9:00am with prayer at 11:00am. We are also offering a unique Bible study called Life on Life, an intense Bible study that runs for 28 weeks and requires a high level of commitment. Check out lifeonlife.reachchurch.online for more information.
What do we offer men at Reach Church? In addition to the many ways you can serve and be part of one of our many Reach Groups, we offer an intense Bible study for small groups of men.
Our purpose as Reach Men is to develop men who are focused on Nothing But Jesus. We cannot do it alone, nor are we meant to. We are designed to encourage, sharpen and challenge each other to be Christ-like fathers, sons, brothers, neighbors, employees, and employers. Most of all we are to live lives that dive deeply into meaning of Nothing But Jesus.
To this end, Reach Men are encouraged to join one of our Life on Life Discipleship Groups for men. These groups offer an opportunity for in depth discipleship over the course 28 weeks. You can find more information about them at http://lifeonlife.reachchurch.online.
This fall we also will be offering a group for men who are interested in getting together every other week for basketball and fellowship. You can sign up for basketball or any other group at http://groups.reachchurch.online.
Reach Saturday Night
6:30-8pm on Saturdays Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 2
Building on the momentum from last year, we are excited to continue our periodic Saturday night services! With cutting edge music, high energy, and making Nothing But Jesus real through God's Word, Saturday nights are specifically tailored to reach the next generation, but all are welcome!
Reach Next Youth Group
Oct. 20, Nov. 10-12 (Reality Factor), Dec. 15
Our periodic events on Friday nights for grades 6-12 give our teens the opportunity to get to know others, invite friends, hear about Nothing But Jesus, and have fun! We have a variety of events, including our yearly retreat, Christmas party, and other traditional "youth group" events!
What would it look like if hundreds of volunteers from Reach Church converged on our community on the same day, to show love and kindness to everyone we meet? It looks like Nothing But Jesus! Mark your calendars today because on December 9, 2017 we are going to “Deploy the Joy” to our neighbors in Delaware and Maryland! Calling on Reach Groups, ministries, friends, and families to join together and make a lasting difference! If you have a heart for outreach and are interested in leading a team, please email . Stay tuned for more information on our Christmas Outreach! #deploythejoy