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Welcome to REACH!

REACH exists to deploy and equip church planters, raise up and equip evangelists and help churches and leaders develop effective strategies for reaching their communities with the gospel.

We are the national evangelism, church planting and church development department of the Elim movement.

That might sound like a bit of mouthful, but basically we are all about reaching people with the gospel.

Whether that's helping all our existing churches get to the next level of growth (or get back on track with mission) or planting new churches.

We are here to help, advise, train, deploy and resource the Elim movement. we are all about forward momentum and reaching as many people as we can with the message of Jesus Christ.

And our vision can be summed up as: Hundreds of churches planted, thousands of disciples made.

Let's break new ground together!


Church planting

We are currently seeing an unprecedented level of church planting in the movement. From pioneering new churches establishing fresh expressions of church to the development of multi-site churches, we are here to help.

From directly overseeing the pioneer congregations to advising churches who want to plant out branch congregations we are totally focused on seeing our movement increase its reach and impact across the UK.

We are currently working on new strategies and structures that we believe will help us establish hundreds of new churches in the years ahead. If you are feeling a call on your life to plant a church, then we want to hear from you!

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Church development

This part of our work is all about helping you take your church from where it currently is, to where you want it to be!

We look at the whole life and structure of the church and then work alongside you to help make a long term difference. This could include a large church looking to go to the next level to a very small church believing for much more but unsure of what to do next.

We can help inject new vision, purpose and a fresh sense of direction. We have people experienced at growing churches in different contexts who can help you and your leadership team break new ground.

How can we help your church?

Church based evangelism

Headed up by Gary Gibbs, this part of REACH is all about keeping us hot on the gospel across the UK.

Working with our Regional Evangelism Directors and ordained Evangelists, we get alongside churches to create and develop a culture of mission. We also run missions in local churches and provide resources and training.

If you want to see more people coming to Christ in your church and want to develop a culture of evangelism, then get in touch with us to see how we might be able to work with you.

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Meet the REACH team

Carl BeechDirector of Church Planting and Church Development

Carl gives leadership to the REACH department and also has specific responsibility nationally for church planting and church development. His focus is to see hundreds of new Elim churches established and that all our churches are strategic, thriving and growing.

Gary GibbsEvangelism Director

A gifted and inspirational communicator, Gary has been in evangelistic ministry for more than three decades. Much of his time these days is taken up with training, equipping and mentoring other individuals and churches as well as communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have never walked with him.

Get Your FREE 101 Ideas Ebook

We had a crazy idea to write a book in a day. It's obviously not a proper book, nor is it 50,000 words long. But is it a book that contains the top tips that we've picked up over the years on evangelism, mission and church planting!


In our heads, we saw it as a kind of “shoot from the hip” resource that would be useful for everyone in our churches. So, not being ones for long drawn out planning meetings we just got on with it! By the time we had finished, we had consumed three mugs of strong coffee and more importantly had 101 tips, quotes and ideas.

So how do you use this little resource? Well, perhaps if you are a church leader you could get them for your home groups and ask them to talk about the different sections over a few weeks? Maybe your local churches mission evangelism team would find it useful as a quick guide for events etc? You may want to give them out to all your church members so that it gets them all thinking about mission? And that’s the idea behind this really, something for everyone.

If you lead a ministry in a local church you could use it to get some ideas or shape things a little. If you are a church member, you’ll find lots of insights in it to help you share your faith more effectively. It's a conversation starter and a catalyst for getting us all thinking about reaching out to our friends, neighbours and work colleagues with the message of Jesus Christ.

We hope you find this book useful in some small way. So do let us know if it's been helpful and please send us any of your own tips so that we can share them around the place as well.

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