The vision of the REACH Ministry is Outreach using basketball as the means, the avenue for reaching our generation of youth for Jesus Christ. Because the sport of basketball is a universal language, it is our prayer and vision that God would use REACH locally, domestically, and into the whole world (Acts 1:8).
The REACH ministry has a two-fold purpose:
1. Sports - Helping and assisting those participating in the clinic to excel individually and in team play through teaching the fundamentals of basketball.
2. Spiritually - To instruct, encourage, and minister spiritual life skills that will:
- Help them contribute to making their community a better place to live.
- Inform and invite those participating in the clinic to see beyond the temporary cares of this life to the eternal. To help them understand that God has a plan and purpose for their lives and to experience His love, goodness, and forgiveness. This is done through testimonies that are shared periodically throughout each day, a time of team bonding (coach, team, and player interaction), one on one opportunities and a short message with an invitation to receive Christ at the close of the clinic.
3. Values - REACH is an outreach ministry that is centered in Jesus Christ emphasizing service through Christ-like example, leadership, discipleship, and love, placing a high priority and caring for every individual participating in the REACH clinic to the glory of God.
The Scripture verse that defines REACH is Philippians 3:13-14:
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
2015 marked the 11th season of the REACH Basketball Outreach Ministry. REACH has done clinics on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai as well as on the Mainland in Oregon, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia. In the summer of 2014 REACH conducted its first International Outreach in the Philippines. In the 11 seasons over 4,000 boys and girls have participated in REACH with approximately 900 clinic participants and adults making decisions for Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in hosting a REACH Basketball Clinic in your community, please call Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor for more information.