Ruben didn't know what it meant to truly follow Jesus until it required putting his identity in God's love, rather than in his own success and the validation of others. The early years of his faith were defined by pride and performance, but after experiencing the freedom of simple surrender to Jesus, there was no going back — no matter what it cost him. Ruben knew it was time to be baptized.
Jesus found Liliana in a difficult confusing season, and even in her questions and confusion, she found herself praying to him, and he met her with comfort, presence, and peace. He gave her a new life, and he can do the same for you.
When Matt’s life hit rock bottom, God was still there, extending a hand of rescue.
When Meagan and Michael decided it was time to start a family, they were completely blindsided by their struggles with infertility. After years of searching for answers and finding none, they were dejected and distant from each other and God. Through the support of their community and a miraculous chain of events, the Mays family embarked on an unexpected adoption journey that left their arms filled in ways they could have never imagined.
Christine wasn’t raised in a Christian home and had spent most of her adult life outside communities of faith. But when a painful divorce and a broken relationship with her son became a part of her story, she found herself desperate for hope. Through Christian friends and a willingness to investigate faith for herself, Christine discovered that God had always been pursuing her even in the hardest moments of life.
A chronic medical condition left Charity with a shell of a life, but Jesus used an unlikely circumstance to restore what had been lost.
Ryan's walk with Jesus has been slow. Because of that, he's wondered if his story even mattered. Ryan reminds us all that faith doesn't have to be fast or explosive to be faith.
Jon and Lisa were planning a wedding when they got the news: Jon had cancer. But as Christ-followers, cancer didn't change their commitment to one another. It only added to it.
Zach has wrestled with anxiety and depression his whole life. For him, worship isn't the songs he leads on Sunday, it's a lifestyle of surrender.
Jon and Jenny lost their daughter at 37 weeks pregnant. In the wake of tragedy, their faith was shaken and God still proved good.
Sierra was born hooked on cocaine and raised in an abusive environment, but when she met Christ, her story became one that far surpassed statistics.
In the span of their time at Reach, Joel and Lindsey have undergone some incredible life changes. From singleness to newlyweds to parenthood, they share how being a part of a church plant transformed their idea of community.
Sean and Kara are among the first church planters at Reach. In “Roots: Part 2,” they share their personal struggle with infertility and how the painful process prepared them for church planting in ways they couldn't have manufactured themselves.
Brett, Josh and Devon are just three of the many that sacrificially serve the church every week. In this story, they explain how serving isn't just an activity; it is love in action.
Three women decided to lead a homework club in a low-income area of their neighborhood. Their mission was simple: show up as often as possible.
Kaisa grew up a pastor's daughter–but as an adult she found the church feeling less and less like home. It took a communion sabbatical to realign her heart with the gift of Jesus' radical grace.
Jeremy didn't believe in God—until he almost lost the person he loved most, three times. In suffering he found an incredible truth about the loving heart of God.
"Making All Things New" is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam's life went from ruins to restoration.
For as long as Kendra could remember, anxiety ruled her. However, when she found that worship outweighed worry everything changed.
Stephen felt trapped by his own lust, but God pursued his heart and offered a grace-soaked path towards sexual sobriety.
Denae has struggled with depression since adolescence, but it wasn't until she attempted to take her own life that her journey back to joy began.
A tragic accident left Joel in a coma for 23 days. With more questions than answers, his wife Annika never stopped believing in a God that was good.
When Spencer first discovered his mother had cancer he was only 10 years old. Since then his mom has been diagnosed with three different types of cancers. Despite harsh reality, Spencer found God's faithfulness to be proven over and over again.
Through the visualization of a sketch artist, Josh explains how adoption into the kingdom of God looks more like embracing the mess we create than trying to prop ourselves up.
For as long as Amanda can remember, her uncle Danny has been a drug addict and an alcoholic struggling with homelessness. One Sunday, a call to action changed the trajectory of her uncle's addiction and gave Amanda's family renewed hope.
In a culture that tells Christians we have to do more to have purpose, Jake offers a gospel-centered perspective on what it means to live on mission.
Kindal has three little kids. Life is busy. But even so, she pursued a serving opportunity that provided much more than meeting a neighbor's need.
Jason and Stephanie didn't know how they could help a family who'd been dealt a really tough hand, but God worked some modern-day miracles and brought them along for the beautiful ride.
Throughout her life Amy defined herself by what she did. But once motherhood came on the scene she realized that defining yourself by what you do, wasn't enough.
Growing up in the Bay Area of San Francisco, Owen knew from an early age that money for college would be scarce. When his parents divorced in sixth grade, the financial struggles seemed to deepen, limiting choices for his education.
In the course of one year, Margaret found herself in the ER more times than ever before. But instead of doubting that there was a plan, she waited for God to show up–and he did.
Jason grew up as a kid who didn't party and did his homework. He thought he was doing pretty well. A trip overseas changed all of that.
David wasn't raised in a Christian home, and yet hearing about God's love at a youth event changed the entire course of his life.
Do you have a story of God working in your life? We would love to hear about it and celebrate what God has done in your life.