Global Reach

Missions is a commitment, individually and corporately, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

What is missions at Richland Creek?

We desire to equip believers to reach the lost. We are mindful to not have a “missions program”; instead, we desire to be a “mission-hearted church.” By this we mean that we do not desire individuals to merely think about missions occasionally, but we desire each member to live a missions-oriented life. Mission is not what we do; it is who we are as followers of Jesus Christ.
How does missions work at Richland Creek? Enabling all members to participate in missions via giving, going, sending and praying as they live a life that demonstrates a commitment to taking the gospel to all peoples (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, Psalm 67).

2014 Mission Trips:

Daytona, FL Bike Week {March 7-16}

Evangelism    
Team Leader: Joe Tomberlin/Pastor Jim Gillespie
Cost: $400*
Available Slots: 30
   

Bikers from all over the world converge on Daytona, Florida during Bike Week. The website placesaroundflorida.com claims that “An estimated 600,000 bikers usually descend on Daytona Beach annually to attend Bike Week.” This trip is by no means a vacation, rather it is a mission trip. The mission is to use motorcycles as a tool to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with any and every one along the way as well as those attending the event. There will be people from Raleigh to Daytona, in restaurants, gas stations, rest stops, on the side of the road, at bike shops and vendor booths that need to hear the Gospel of Jesus. The Riders say, as Isaiah said, “Here am I send me.” Contact Pastor Jim at jim@richlandcreek.com for more information.

Middle East {April 24 - May 4}

Beach & Urban Evangelism      
Team Leader: Call Church Office
Cost: $2,400*
Available Slots: 7


Are you drawn to or even excited about being a blessing to the ethnic people through which our Lord Jesus Christ came to earth? This trip not only allows you to meet and conversationally interact with people of the Middle East ranging among various social classes and faiths, but you will also see and experience historical places of the Bible. This enriching trip is led by an knowledgeable and passionate brother in Christ that will help bring more depth and understanding to various Biblical passages as well as to your knowledge of the Lord. This trip is physically difficult and demanding so there is a minor application process to be approved for this trip. For more information about our Middle East trip, contact Pastor Mike Fry at mike@richlandcreek.com.
  

Uganda {June 9-21}

Village Evangelism/Medical/Orphanage   
Team Leader: Jacob Via
Cost: $3,600*
Available Slots: 20


God is moving in a mighty way in East Africa and we are excited to be a part of it. We will have the opportunity to serve alongside six village churches for the purpose of helping them reach their communities with the Gospel. By conducting free medical clinics, we invite thousands to come and receive treatment and ultimately hear the message of salvation. We will also be a part of local school evangelism and prison ministry. At the end of the week we will spend one day doing ministry in a local orphanage. For more information contact Jacob Via at jacob@richlandcreek.com. 

Winston-Salem MS Trip {June 16 - 20}

Student Life Mission Camp; Backyard Bible Clubs / Light Construction / Nursing Homes
Team Leader: Evan Kohen
Cost: $329 - $359*
Available Slots: email Evan at evan@richlandcreek.com

Middle School students (6th-8th grade) will attend a Student Life Mission Camp at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem where Tony Merida will be the speaker for the week and Brett Younker is leading worship. Daily events could include Backyard Bible Clubs, light construction projects, visiting nursing homes in the Winston-Salem community, and daily worship services. The goal for this trip is to prepare students for more of the “intense" missions opportunities in the future. 

Haiti {July 12 - 19}

Youth camp, Evangelism, & Leadership Training
Team Leader: Jacob Via & Pastor Alan Bryan
Cost: $1,800*
Available Slots: 35


There is a great need in Haiti and the people are very receptive to the Gospel. We will work in the capital city of Port Au Prince and spend a week serving alongside Solidarite Baptist Church, helping them reach their community with the Gospel. Main ministry areas will include a youth camp, tent city evangelism, food distribution, orphan and widow care, and church leadership training. For more information contact Jacob Via at jacob@richlandcreek.com. 

Live.Love.Serve. {July 20-26}

Local Outreach & Evangelism
Team Leader: RCCC Leaders
Cost: $0
Available Slots: Unlimited --- family friendly outreach!


Live. Love. Serve. is the Creek's ongoing project to be salt and light in Wake Forest and surrounding communities by demonstrating the love of Christ through sacrificial service. Expressed primarily through projects organized by Creek small groups, Live. Love. Serve. is a public expression of our church's care for the people in our immediate neighborhoods and beyond. Ministry may include a free health clinic, food drive, FREE PIZZA THURSDAY, and more.  Contact Pastor Mike at mike@richlandcreek.com for more information.

Clifton, NJ {August 4 - 8} UPDATED DATES*

Multi-ethnic neighborhood evangelism  
Team Leader: Pastor Mike Fry
Cost: $900*
Available Slots: 50 --- family friendly trip!

Richland Creek will lock arms and effort with Christ Our Hope Church in Clifton, NJ. The scope of this trip will include evangelism to multi-ethnic neighborhoods and businesses and ethnographic surveys. This week will culminate in a Free Pizza Night where city residents who were invited earlier during the week will meet church members and the RCCC mission team. There will be a couple of opportunities to spend time NY City whether with your family or with a small group from Richland Creek. This will be a powerful, fruitful, and life transforming mission trip helping spread the Gospel in the northeast. It is a family friendly trip and Spanish speakers are welcome! Contact Pastor Mike Fry for more information at mike@richlandcreek.com. 

Haiti {August 9 - 16}

Evangelism, Medical Clinics & Leadership Training
Team Leader: Jacob Via
Cost: $2,200*
Available Slots: 10
Deposit Deadline: March 15


There is a great need in Haiti and the people are hungry for the Gospel. We will work in the capital city of Port Au Prince and spend a week serving alongside several different local churches. We will help them reach their communities for Christ by offering a free medical clinic, and by doing so, the Gospel will be presented to each and every patient. Will will also have the opportunity to do street evangelism alongside the church and spend some time training and equipping their leadership. We do not only need medical staff. It takes a lot of lay leaders to accomplish a mission of this size. You are needed! For more information contact Jacob Via at jacob@richlandcreek.com. 

India {Oct. 26 - Nov. 2}

Pastor’s Conference, Medical, Dental & Children's Ministry
Team Leader: Pastor Mike Fry
Cost: $3,250 + immunizations*
Available Slots: 15

God has been faithful to Alpha International Ministries (AIM) and He is moving in South Asia. God has given Finny Mathews and his family the challenging job of reaching people in the some of the hardest places of the world in the 10/40 window. Volunteers of many types are needed on this trip. Though experience is not necessary for all vols - help is needed in medical, dental and children's ministry areas.  Medical professionals such as family physicians, pediatric doctors, nurses, dentists, dental assistants and hygienists, and pharmacists are needed.  Also, people who who serve in children's ministry are valuable to help facilitate various creative and fun children's activities and Bible stories for the camp! Please contact Pastor Mike at mike@richlandcreek.com for more information.

Nicaragua {Nov. 29 - Dec. 6}

Urban / Rural Evangelism
Team Leader: Perry Safron
Cost: $1,700*
Available Slots: 20


If you enjoy meeting new people, sharing the Gospel, and counseling new believers in the basics of Christian life, then this trip is for you. The team will help assist church planting efforts of  Vida Nueva Iglesia Baptista Managua (Managua New Life Baptist Church) by starting gospel conversations with people in plazas, parks, schools, and door-to-door visitations. Candidates best suited for this trip should know how to share the gospel using Bible verses, answer basic objections for not trusting Christ as Savior, lead a person to Christ in prayer, and counsel a new believer in basic Christian growth. Fluency in Spanish is not required. Interpreters will be provided. Please contact Perry Safron at perry@richlandcreek.com if you are interested in our Nicaragua trip.

*Costs and dates are subject to change due to airline charges and ministry updates.