REACH ITALY AT A GLANCE
Reach Italy was launched out of first hand awareness of the spiritual need in this overlooked religious land. Angela found Christ in Italy through a university outreach in the late 80s. Greg met her soon after while working to learn Italian and start churches. In 2018 God brought them back together and led them to marry. With their union, God has shown them how they are uniquely prepared to bring the gospel throughout northern Italy, to disciple believers, serve the church, and promote missions through biblical education. They have committed their lives to this task.
Bringing the hope of the gospel to Italy
A Certain Hope for Desperate Times
Like never before in our lifetime, so many people around the globe are full of angst and uncertainty. With Covid, wars, financial turbulence, and societal fragmentation, felt spiritual needs are at their peak. Genuine hope seems unattainable, and indeed can only be found in a relationship with Jesus. Italy, once the center for Christianity, has never experienced a reformation. Millions of Italians live and die in a time of spiritual squalor. Their religious traditions, unfortunately mask the vital salvific truth that the gospel provides.
These are days of opportunity for the church to advance the gospel. Italians need to hear the gospel clearly explained and learn biblical truth so that they can find rest and assurance in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
By supporting ReachItaly, you are supporting a work dedicated to making clear, relevant, and accessible Bible teaching available to Italians. Through ReachItaly, Italians will have greater access to the certain hope that Jesus offers.
WHAT IS OUR MINISTRY?
From our first meeting, we began talking about how to reach Italy for Christ. We envision an evangelistic and training ministry with young people in Italy, Europe, America, and beyond and pray that God would open the door to start an English-speaking Bible school in Italy to vitalize the Italian church and focus on the ministry needs within Italy. Right now, we are raising support to live permanently in Italy to serve and build relationships with other Italian leaders with whom we can collaborate to reach Italian young people with the gospel.
Our passion is for God's name to be glorified in Italy through effective evangelism and discipleship ministries. We are naturally fueled to share Christ with our neighbors, friends, and those we meet each day and are grateful for the friendships made and the bridges built into people's lives. We live in a world full of cynicism and doubt, but we carry the reliable and powerful Word of God and trust that the Spirit is leading us to bring the lost to him.
Greg and Angela recognize the necessity to lead believers and seekers into structured small groups for fellowship and Bible study. The power for life change comes through God's Spirit enlightening the hearts and minds of his children. Italians have a deep need to discover the truths of God's Kingdom for themselves in Bible studies.
Our plans include online education on our own website, and we are praying about the opportunity to start a English-speaking Bible school for northern Italy.
The Christian life is learned through experiencing life together and through imitation. Through hospitality and other relational avenues, we want to connect to Italian believers to draw them into community and, through friendship, to engage and train them to grow with us into maturity and fruitfulness.
ONLINE BIBLE EDUCATION
Italian believers have few quality educational resources in Italian. Through our website we are producing online materials to teach and inspire Italians in their spiritual walk. We are currently producing a Bible course covering the entire Bible in 50 lessons and are planning more resources to teach Bible books and offer insights into the indwelling life of Christ.
A BIBLE SCHOOL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
We are praying about opening a one-year Bible School in English covering the Bible and practical spirituality focusing on the message of the indwelling life of Christ. While we hope to draw students from all over, we are hoping that many Italian young people will come each year to learn, then lead others into a vital Christian walk
We are asking for God to raise up people like you who are wanting to invest in Reach Italy. We need financial support. Please consider giving to Reach Italy today! Donate now to help us fulfill our vision to reach Italy for Christ
To the European, the Good News is neither good nor news. It isn't good because look at all the hatred and wars it has caused. It isn't news because it was largely founded and first spread from Italy.
Our challenge is to help provoke Italians to recognize that the original claims of Christ have always been true and powerful but were abandoned long ago. Our challenge remains to draw people into faith and discipleship.
LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
Get in touch with Greg and Angela to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. We are eagerly seeking those who will pray with and for us as we seek God's will for Reach Italy.