Missions

Mission Statement

Redemption Church Missions assists those in need throughout the world and locally. Its primary objective is to enhance the furtherance of the Gospel. Redemption Church Missions supports ministries that work with individuals meeting spiritual, educational, and physical needs. Redemption Church Missions aims to build independence by laying a strong foundation of dependency upon God, our Source.

Why Missions?

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me …unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14).

Our geographical place of residence may put physical limitations and restrictions on our ability to spread the Gospel as commissioned in these Scriptures, but we can still be "a witness unto all nations" by supporting those who have answered the call to be missionaries. There are many instances in the New Testament where the gospel was propagated by the support of those who could not physically be at that particular location. We should all feel compelled to be missionaries; at home first, and then abroad, by making a commitment to give of the financial resources with which God has blessed us.

While the world is living in fear of the future with war on the horizon and the economy plummeting, we all need to make sure that we "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal" (Matthew 6:19-20). We must invest in things that have eternal significance.

In light of world events there is an increasing need for financial assistance on the mission field. Our family has stepped up the challenge to increase our monthly support to missions. Will you join us in this endeavor? Do you truly have a love and a heart for missions? Remember, Matthew 6:21 further declares that "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also!"

Scriptural Reference for Missions

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:34-40).

God's Perspective on Giving

  1. God owns everything, and we are His managers. The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein (Psalms 24:1).

  2. God is exceedingly generous. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (II Corinthians 8:9).

  3. Wealth is fleeting, and accumulation is dangerous. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (I Timothy 6:9-10).

  4. We must live today in light of eternity. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life (I Timothy 6:18-19).

  5. Our treasure is in Heaven. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:19-21).

  6. God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving. But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver (II Corinthians 6-8). It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

  7. Our giving must reflect God's agenda. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again (Proverbs 19:17). Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality (Romans 12:13).