“you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
God’s command is clear: His glory and His name are to be made known.
Missions are given to the church that we may be part of God’s sovereign plan to proclaim His glory! Riverbend is committed to the preaching of the gospel with the belief that God will save lives for His glory. Riverbend is committed
--to the discipling process so that those who God saves may progress in their sanctification for God’s ultimate glory
--to the training of the young and old in Christ for preparation of sharing God’s glory to every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.
--to the giving of finances, time and effort for God’s glory to be proclaimed to all nations.
God clearly desires His glory to be proclaimed, He has unlimited resources to reach the world, and He channels these resources through His people. It is our desire to be faithful to the Lord’s Great Commission, (Matthew 28:18-20) and participate in the work of discipling all nations.
We seek to train, support and send our own people to the mission field (Romans 10:15), as well as partner with missionaries from other like-minded ministries.
Our ultimate goal is to see the Lord glorified as individuals come to a personal relationship with Christ. It is in fulfillment of the Lord’s commands that we commit our personal service, prayer, and financial support to this task.
Our focus of missions:
--Proclaim the authority and glory of Christ alone.
--Train leaders who make disciples through the whole counsel of God, thus equipping them for the continued work of the Gospel.
--Do the work of evangelism, which leads people to publicly identify themselves as followers of Jesus Christ.
--Send qualified people who hold to the glory of Christ and His all-sufficient Word.
--Send workers who grasp the central truth that Christ is with them.
--We place a high value on the missionary who trains faithful men and who will continue to train others (2 Timothy 2:1-2). The benefit is Biblical multiplication, the promotion of sound doctrine, and the fulfillment of the Lord’s instruction concerning the work of the church and her leaders.
We are also committed to sending our own teachers to aid in the formation of national workers. We believe those who live and understand a culture are best able to communicate the Gospel to that culture, so we look for opportunities to train and support national workers.
For more information about Riverbend missions, please call the church office at (386) 672-1821 or email.