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Missions Commitments


In Matthew 28:19–20 Jesus makes our mission clear: “make disciples.” We believe this means starting with our own family and those in our communities. How can we reach people in another country if we are not actively seeking to make disciples among those around us? However, Jesus also commands us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). To help give our efforts direction and focus, we have developed the following mission commitments. Furthermore, we have cultivated a family of missions partners who function as our connection to the uttermost parts of the earth.


At Home

  • We are committed to serving our community in practical ways. People need to know that we care if they are to hear what we have to say.

  • We are committed to personal evangelism. People need to hear the gospel if they are to believe and be saved.

Around the World

  • We are committed to Bible translation and distribution. People need the word of God if they are to know the love of God through the Son of God.

  • We are committed to planting local churches. People who respond to the gospel need a local church where they can grow and serve.

  • We are committed to training leaders. People need qualified servant-leaders to shepherd and equip them for ministry.

Your Participation

The only way Riverview Church can accomplish its mission is if each individual fulfills his or her responsibility to the Lord’s disciple-making mandate. Here are four ways you can practically participate.

  • Follow. It may seem rather obvious that those who are trying to make disciples must be disciples themselves, but this cannot be overstated. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). The best way to make disciples isn’t to simply give directions, but to be an example.

  • Pray. Prayer is the fuel that powers our efforts to accomplish our mission. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37–38).

  • Serve. Here’s where our Spirit-led creativity comes into play. “So then as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). Service begins in the church. Then it should spill over into your community as you have opportunity.

  • Go. Making disciples is our mission, but it means that we must go into the world and actually do it. We must actively follow Jesus, pray for the salvation of the lost, serve people practically, and share with them the truth about who Jesus is and why he came.


Check out our Missions Partners to learn more about the organizations and missionaries we support.

Download our Missions Commitments (PDF)