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Reach Houston vision tour April 16-18

February 26th, 2018 / By: Erin Roach | TEXAN Correspondent / comments

Reach Houston vision tour April 16-18

HOUSTON Pastors and others are invited to see firsthand what God is doing through Reach Houston, a church planting initiative that combines church planting and revitalization in America’s fourth-largest and most ethnically diverse city. 

A Reach Houston vision tour will be April 16-18 to help churches learn how they can partner to reach Houston’s 350 ethno-linguistic people groups—speaking more than 220 languages—with the gospel. 

Cost for the vision tour is $75 per person, which includes lodging and transportation during the vision tour. Breakfast is included at the hotel. Lunch and dinner will be at the expense of each attendee. 

The vision tour kicks off at noon Monday with lunch and a Reach Houston overview followed by a visit with a Baytown-area church planter. Dinner that night will be with Pearland-area church planters.

On Tuesday, attendees will visit with Inner Loop-area planters and then have lunch with an Alief-area planter. Later, they will meet with church planters from Tomball/Cypress and New Caney. Dinner that night will be in Pearland.

The tour will conclude after a debriefing Wednesday morning.

To sign up, contact Ben Hays at 832-489-3908 or, or Gayla Harris at 

More than a dozen new church plants are spread across Houston, many of them needing volunteers to help them recover from Hurricane Harvey. 

Barry Calhoun, SBTC director of missions mobilization, noted that Texas has the longest border with Mexico of any state, and the Reach Houston initiative, among others, helps carry the gospel into Mexico as people are reached and carry their newfound faith back home to friends and family.

Pastors also have opportunities for Reach Houston vision tours before and after the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Vision tours are set for June 8-9 and June 14-15.