While most college students can’t wait to toss their cares aside and dive into a week of relaxation, some will instead give their time off to minister to their peers at BeachReach in Panama City Beach, Fla.
WHAT IS BEACH REACH?
In one word, BeachReach is about Jesus. It’s about showing His love and sharing His gospel with thousands of college Spring Breakers who arrive at the beach with one purpose: to party. BeachReachers get to minister to Spring Breakers in a non-threatening yet urgent manner.
Here are six reasons to consider serving with BeachReach:
- FREE VAN RIDES BeachReachers provide free rides for Spring Breakers into the wee hours of the morning. Each group names and decorates their van or mini bus so they’re easily recognizable to Spring Breakers.
- FREE PANCAKES Each morning of BeachReach, attendees serve Spring Breakers free pancakes-a-plenty and have one-on-one conversations at a local recreational center conveniently located along Panama City’s main drag. (Bonus: You get to enjoy the pancakes, too!)
- SPIRITUAL PREPARATION BeachReachers gather each night to spiritually prepare for the encounters they’ll have throughout the evening. Attendees experience a time of worship and teaching from the week’s guest band and speaker.
- NIGHTLY PRAYER FEED BeachReachers also serve throughout the week in the prayer room, where prayer requests are streamed in via text message while fellow attendees are out giving van rides. Those van rides see a lot of first-time decisions to accept Christ.
- COMMAND CENTER CENTRAL BeachReachers also serve in the command center where Spring Breakers call for van rides. (Those in the command center need extra patience and a good listening ear.)
- STREET TEAMS BeachReachers who work on street teams have the opportunity to walk casually along Panama City’s strip each evening to prayer walk and look for ways to minister to Spring Breakers in need.
It’s not to late to join us for spring break!
ADAM YORK is the editor of Collegiate. He’s a 3-year BeachReach staffer who loves Jesus and pancakes. Adam and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Franklin, Tenn. Keep up with him at adamdyork.wordpress.com or on Twitter: @adamdyork.