As an organization, we operate with a deep conviction in two things…Christ & the church. According to Scripture, Jesus is the ONLY answer for humanity (John 14:6), so we are going to “share Christ” in everything we do. In addition, the only plan the Bible gives for reaching the world is the church (Matthew 16:18), so we focus on organic disciple-making that results in planting churches. Two additional components of our DNA are also part of what drive us. They are the STUDENTS and THE NATIONS.
STUDENTS – almost every major awakening, movement of God, or revival in history has started with students & young adults. 85% of all who come to faith in Christ, do so before the age of 18. We believe most, if not all, of the disciples of Christ were teenagers according to biblical references and the 3-phase development process for Hebrew male culture. So investing in students in order to continually raise up disciples who make disciples is a key part of who we are as an organization. It’s where our roots began. This means that every adult in our ministry has the two-fold responsibility of sharing Christ & making disciples while also putting an arm around younger students, encouraging them to do the same.
THE NATIONS – we absolutely LOVE all people & cultures. There are 4.5B unreached people in the world who have little to no access to the Gospel. Our hearts are broken over this and will not rest until all have had a chance to hear about the hope of Christ. We aim to share Christ & make disciples among them all.
Trek-X exists to trek, train, and launch missional believers who share Christ & make disciples among the unreached.
Our vision is to have multiple missions training HUBs in key US cities, which are fully funded and supported by area/regional churches, providing a missions training & launching pipeline from local churches to the nations, whereby we can effectively take the Gospel to the unreached.
Trek, Train, Launch.
TREK: A variety of short & mid-term global mission treks that allow students & adults to experience missions while sharing the Gospel among the unreached. We hope that through these journeys, each person will experience a personal collision between the American dream and the Kingdom dream…and reorient their life to live missionaly wherever God takes them.
TRAIN: We have training HUBs in Nashville and Dallas. These training Hubs are located among the refugee/immigrant populations in each city which comprise hundreds of language groups from the 10/40 window. These ethnically dense & religiously diverse areas are ideal locations to train for overseas service while doing effective disciple making among so many without Christ. Each Hub is also led by veteran leaders who’ve lived overseas for many years and who are using their expertise to train & launch our college and adult personnel. (Field Reps & Gap Year participants)
LAUNCH: The LAUNCH Network is a collaboration of missional churches who partner with us by supporting our efforts through prayer and finances, and as a result, are able to receive discounts on all our mission journeys while also utilizing our HUBs to train & launch their own people to the nations. Our Field Reps are launched overseas full-time to serve alongside our church planting partners. (IMB & TEAM)