As part of Rothbury Community Church’s purpose statement to glorify God through equipping believers, edifying the church, evangelizing the world, and exalting the Lord in all things (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9-10), it is our goal to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world for the salvation of many. We seek to accomplish this by:
- Preparing and commissioning missionaries from our own membership through prayer and discipleship.
- Partnering with missionaries and missionary organizations both through financial support and/or prayer support that are involved in ministries that seek to preach the gospel and establish local churches. It is our desire to have a strong relationship with our missionaries that we might adequately care for them and encourage them in the ministry. Though it is not exclusive, we prioritize ministries involved in international church planting and revitalization in unreached and under-reached people groups (Acts 1:8; Matthew 24:14). This is based on our conviction that the local church is God’s intended primary means for reaching the world with the gospel. Though it is not absolute, we prioritize geographical diversity in the overall makeup of those supported. This is so that we as a church have a worldwide impact, have a burden for many people groups, and are more aware of God’s work around the world.
- Pursuing long-term relationships with international “sister churches” that are consistent with our purposes and philosophy.
- Planning and providing short-term mission trips for the membership of Rothbury Community Church to serve on. The focus of these trips will primarily focus on missionaries, missionary organizations or churches supported by Rothbury Community Church.
Paul & Sonya Gale (Atibaia, Brazil | Christian Bridge Ministries)