Why we go...
Before Jesus left this world, he commanded Christ followers to go into all the world. Therefore, we go. In addition, injustice, poverty, broken families, disease—these are daily reminders that we live in a hurting world that is lost in sin, evil, and searching for answers. But God is on a mission to redeem lost and hurting people from every tribe. In fact, the Bible tells us that one day redeemed people from every ethnic group on earth will worship Him. While we wait for this day, we believe the call of every follower of Jesus Christ is to join in His mission to reach the world with His love and the message of reconciliation and redemption. This is why our Mission/Outreach Ministry works to help every man, woman, and child at Rock Creek Church discover his or her role in this local and global mission of God.
"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ [Matthew 25:40]
For its entire history, Rock Creek Church has been a “sending church,” training, sending, and supporting missionaries in countries around the world. Today we support five specific missionary families serving in various countries in a wide variety of roles, as well as being involved in orphan mission initiatives like HOPE’s PROMISE and JUAREZ, MEXICO. We also work closely with mission partners around the world, and regularly send teams on one-to two-week trips that connect the people of our church with specific needs raised by our partner missionaries and ministries.
In addition to our global initiatives, Rock Creek Church is committed to equip and mobilize the people of our church on a disciple-making mission locally right here in Boulder County. We do this by sending people out into the community to build relationships through service and by doing life together. Our hope is that through these relationships, there will be an opportunity to share the message of God’s love and saving truth.
Most of this relationship-building is with people in the community who are at risk: homeless, shut-ins, Foster Care children and families, and economically challenged children, families, singles, and others. This is hard work for a small church! That’s why pray, and why we want our people to be as prepared as possible as they reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. It is a blessing to serve the Kingdom of God both local and globally, but it’s also a HUGE undertaking. That’s why we are very careful as to not overextend ourselves in order to honor the Lord in His specific calling and guiding.
We believe, with every ounce of faith, that God has enormous plans for our church as we say yes to the mission of this world.
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” [Ephesians 3:20-21]