For God so loved the WORLD
We believe… For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:47) So we must, “Go and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15)
Throughout the year we have opportunities for people to engage with our global ministry by participating in short- term or long-term service trips abroad. Destinations in the past include Kazakhstan, India, Puerto Rico, Uganda, among others.
Check on this page often for updates on upcoming global trip opportunities.
We are constantly awash in an endless stream of suffering and need – natural disasters, war-torn countries, poverty, and famine dominate our news headlines and news feeds.
We cannot stop the suffering in our broken world, but we can act as channels of God’s love for those in need while we are here.
We have one ongoing church-wide compassion project:
“Thongkouang is a tiny village of about 1,000 people in rural Laos. Families here have lived in extreme poverty for generations. Parents struggle to earn enough to feed their children, who often forego their education in order to work and help support the family.
Situated just a few miles from the Thai border—a gateway to Thailand’s dangerous and notorious sex tourism industry—the village is a target for traffickers who lure young girls and boys with deceptive offers for work. Many children and families migrate to Thailand, only to disappear and never be heard from again.”
Gospel Community Church Rivermont is partnering with World Concern (LINK to WC website) to bring the love of Christ to Thongkouang through wise compassion, working not only to meet needs at hand, but to involve the villagers in the process of breaking the root causes that perpetuate the deep poverty and vulnerability of the area.
Join the project here!
We are honored to support global missionary partners around the world. Our support of these individuals and families includes prayer, encouragement, and financial assistance.
- A couple in East Asia*
Teaching at a secular university
- Jonatan and Natasha Nieto – Colombia
Working with pastors/churches along the Amazon; aviation
- Dana Sarchet – Germany
Dorm mom at Black Forest Academy
- Roberto and Erica Reyes – Mexico
Youth ministry training
- Holly and Michael – Nepal
Worship ministry; equipping churches/pastors; orphanage ministry
- Claire Riss – Austria/Europe
- Sarah Pisney – Uganda
Discipleship within a local church context
- Geoff Nantatya – Uganda
Ugandan church planter in a Muslim context
- A couple in Central Asia *
Church planter and ministry trainer
- Zach M. – Central Asia*
University work and local church engagement
*Names removed or changed to protect the identity of those serving in countries closed to the gospel.
- World Concern
Community development on the border of Thailand/Laos