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).

Please click here for various resource tools for RCCC short-term mission trips, people group and country research and information of how to be more involved in global mission activity.

2015 Mission Trips:


Daytona, FL Bike Week {March 6 - 15}

Evangelism
Team Leader: Joe Tomberlin
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 Joe at joe@richlandcreek.com for more information.

Middle East {April 22 - May 3}

Beach & Urban Evangelism
Team Leader: Call Church Office
Cost: $2,500*

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 a 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.


Myrtle Beach, SC Bike Week {May 8 -17}

Evangelism
Team Leader: Joe Tomberlin
Cost: $300*
Available Slots: 30


After six years of waiting and praying, God has opened a door and given us a strategic partner in the Myrtle Beach area during Bike Week Myrtle Beach. This is the largest Bike event in NC. 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 all over the east coast decsending on Myrtle Beach and we ride to have a presence for the Gospel there. Contact Joe at joe@richlandcreek.com for more information.

Boston (Dedham), MA {July 6 - 11}

Urban Evangelism / Church Support
Team Leader: Pastor David Sims
Cost: $800-$1000+ (varies depending on participation as a single, couple or family)
Available Slots: 50 --- family friendly trip!

Richland Creek will lock arms and effort with Gordon Loop and his family, former members of Richland Creek, to serve and share the Good News of Jesus Christ to various peoples of Boston. Gordon now serves as Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Dedham, Massachusetts. The scope of this trip includes activities such as door-to-door invitations to "Free Pizza Thursday" meeting various Bostonian people - young and old, and potential maintenance / light construction efforts at Calvary Baptist Church or in the local area. Training in urban evangelism will occur early in the week while ministry activities follow in the mornings and afternoons. Before returning to NC, you will have opportunities of viewing or visiting many historical and famous sites of Boston. This will be a powerful, fruitful, and life transforming mission trip helping the Loops and Calvary Baptist Church reach the lost in Boston. Contact Pastor Mike for more information, mike@richlandcreek.com.

Wake County, Middle School Mission {July}

MS Backyard Bible Club (6th-8th grade)
Team Leader: Evan Kohen
Cost: TBD
Available Slots: unlimited

This summer, our Middle School students will have the opportunity to reach our own community with the gospel. A Backyard Bible Club is a neighborhood Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children that will be held in our local neighborhoods. This will be an incredible opportunity for our Middle Schoolers to share the gospel and invite people to be a part of our local body here at the Creek! For more information contact Evan at evan@richlandcreek.com.

Clifton, NJ {July 13 - 17}


Multi-ethnic neighborhood and community evangelism
Team Leader: Pastor Mike Fry
Cost: $700 - $1000+ (varies depending on participation as a single, couple or family)*
Available Slots: 30 --- 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 door-to-door church invitations and evangelism to multi-ethnic neighborhoods; handing out snacks, water and tracts at train stations; and local park outreach. There will be a couple of opportunities to spend time in 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 needed! Contact Pastor Mike Fry for more information at mike@richlandcreek.com.


Live.Love.Serve. {July 19 - 25}


Local Outreach & Evangelism
Team Leader: Chad Lister
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 activities include a food drive, FREE PIZZA THURSDAY and a FREE health clinic. Contact Chad Lister at chad@richlandcreek.com for more information.


Ukraine {July 31 - August 9}

Orphanage & Young Pros Camp
Team Leader: Troy Meachum
Cost: $2000*
Available Slots: 20-23 total

We are excited to announce that “Team Ukraine 2015” involves two separate opportunities to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of Ukraine.

· Team “A” will consist of a group of 10 people that will work with a local church in Dubno, Ukraine to serve and minster to a local orphanage. Team leader will be Michael Lieber

· Team “B” will consist of 10-13 people that will work with Open Hearts church leading a Young Professionals Summer Camp in Kiev, Ukraine. This camp will focus on using ESL (English as a second language) along with sports activities to minister to young professionals who do not know Christ. Team leader will be Bill Cramer


For more information please contact Troy Meachum troy.meachum@acrsupply.com if you are interested in serving with one of these teams.


Haiti {Aug 1 - 8}

Youth Camp, Evangelism, & Leadership Training
Team Leader: Ryan Guzouskis
Cost: $1,700*
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 Ryan at ryan@richlandcreek.com.

Haiti {August 8 - 15}


Evangelism, Medical Clinics & Leadership Training
Team Leader: Pastor Alan
Cost: $1,700*
Available Slots: 10


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 Pastor Alan at alan@richlandcreek.com.



East Asia {October or November ~ 10 day trip}

Evangelism through multi-media and / or community projects.
Team Leader: Pastor John Wright
Cost: $2,400*
Available Slots: 5


The purpose of this year’s trip is to partner with a strategic family through prayer walks, multi-media and / or community projects, building relations with locals, and etc. The details will shape up during the first half of 2015 as field personnel discern open doors and possible ways we can assist. In a very real sense, this is front line evangelism and church planting, meaning that these efforts are the initial efforts in this region where the majority of the population has never heard the name of Jesus! Please contact Pastor John at john@richlandcreek.com if you are interested in our East Asia trip.


India {November 8 - 15}

Pastor’s Conference, Medical, Dental & Children's Ministry
Team Leader: Pastor David
Cost: $3,280 + 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.

Columbia {November 28 - December 5}

Urban Evangelism
Team Leader: Perry Safron
Cost: $1,795*
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 Bautista Bogotá (Bogotá New Life Baptist Church) as they reach out to the people of Columbia by starting gospel conversations with people in plazas, parks, schools, and door-to-door visitations. Trip members will share the gospel using Bible verses, answer basic objections for not trusting Christ as Savior, lead a person to Christ in prayer, and counsel new believers in basic Christian growth. Fluency in Spanish is not required. Interpreters are provided. Bogotá is located on a High Plateau of the Andes Mountains (elevation over 8,000 feet). Those with medical or physical concerns related to altitude should carefully consider whether this trip would be a good fit. Contact Perry Safron at perry@richlandcreek.com for more information. The trip's information meeting will be on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6-8 pm.


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