Walk Week 2021 Fundraising
Updated Goal: $15,000 - enabling an additional 150 Gospel Interactions
Funds Raised: $25,027... Thank you to all who gave!
New>> A generous donor will match all funds given to GoCorps through the Venture Miles app during Walk Week! This includes both per mile pledges and one-time donations! Help us raise an additional $5,000 (UPDATE: $6,508 was raised and matched!)
Our original fundraising goal for Walk Week was $10,000 with 200+ Walkers and we beat both goals before Walk Week began including 366 Walkers registered... Thank you!
All funds raised go toward recruiting and coaching Goers to walk among the unreached, enabling Gospel interactions among those who have yet to meet a Christian. These interactions cultivate the soil and plant and water Gospel seeds in the lives of the unreached.
3.1 billion people are unreached by the gospel. Walk Week is your opportunity to commit to seven days of walking, learning about the unreached and praying for Goers.
On April 24-30, 2022, we invite you to be a Walker! Walk Week is a prayer walking and fundraising event. Walk a mile or more each day, walking (virtually) with our Goers and praying for the unreached. Be a team captain and recruit others to walk and pray. Compete, meet your goals and win prizes.
You can also do your own personal Walk Week fundraiser and invite your friends and family to sponsor your Walk Week miles. All funds raised will help to recruit more Goers to serve globally for two years among the least reached!
Frequently Asked Questions
Walk Week is a virtual event that you can do right where you are. We encourage you to do your daily walking in your neighborhood, but you are free to choose whatever location you want. Since it’s a virtual event, we will be keeping you connected and updated through daily emails, updates on this page, and we’ll encourage all Walkers to share their experience on social media.
All funds raised during Walk Week will go to GoCorps efforts to make two years of global service and mission to be the new norm for Christians after college. These funds will help our team to recruit and coach the class of 2021, launching 30 or more Goers to serve globally for two years, using their degree and living on mission among those with the greatest need and least opportunity of a gospel witness.
There’s not a specific way to do your prayer walk during Walk Week and there’s no right or wrong way to do them. The most important thing is that you walk each day, and that you take the opportunity during that walk to pray for the prayer points for that day!
There are many ways of doing prayer walks. During Walk Week, we are simply asking you to walk a mile each day, and to use that time to pray for the unreached and for Goers who are serving overseas. Each day during Walk Week, before you go on your walk, read the daily prayer overview and prayer points in the Walk Week Prayer Guide. Then, while you are doing you mile walk, take some of the time to pray for the prayer points for that day. You could pray out loud, silently, quietly. You could start by popping in your Airpods and listening to a worship song or two and then pray. Try a different way each day if you want!
If praying while walking isn’t something you’ve ever done, then this is an opportunity to try something new! Our hope is that Walk Week will be a refreshing time of talking with the Lord while you walk around your neighborhood and city. And we hope that it’ll be an informative and inspiring time as you learn about some of the ways that God is working through Goers and in the lives of the unreached globally!
The funds raised during Walk Week do not go directly to a Goer but instead goes to GoCorps toward our mission of recruiting, coaching and training Goers. These funds are used by GoCorps to do the bread and butter of what we do: partner with collegiate leaders and digital marketing to promote the idea of living and serving globally for two years after college.
The ultimate goal of GoCorps is to place Goers to serve for two years among the least reached and to make a gospel impact both physically and spiritually in the lives of the people in the communities that they serve.
One way to describe what life and ministry looks like for Goers is the idea of having gospel interactions. A gospel interaction is any communication, conversation or act of service, kindness and love that is done in the name of Jesus by a Goer who has moved into the neighborhood of the unreached. Gospel interactions are how Goers cultivate the ground, plant and water seeds, and participate in the work that God is doing in their new neighborhood.
86% of the people who live among the unreached will never have a real conversation with a Christian simply because there are so few Christians living in their city and neighborhood. That’s why GoCorps sends Goers to physically move-in and live in these areas for two years.
Ministry and sharing the gospel among the unreached involves establishing relationships and trust, learning culture and language and lots of contacts and conversations. That’s why our Goers serve for two years… the work and the ministry takes time and builds on multiple interactions.
Mobilizing Goers to share the gospel among those with the greatest need is the reason why GoCorps exists. We want to enable thousands and thousands of people who don’t know Christ to have thousands and thousands of interactions with Goers who know and love Christ. Together, these communications and actions in word and deed are what opens doors to relationships, spiritual conversations and growing trust and openness.
Together, these gospel interactions are what it means to live a missional life, seeing your simple day-to-day actions and interactions as opportunities to live and share the life, purpose and hope that we have found in Christ.
All miles logged for Walk Week should be walked! For you runners and cyclists, we want you to slow down and focus on walking and prayer walking during this week. Further, to keep a level playing field, the individual and team Big Walker awards are designed around tracking actual miles WALKED!.