Vision And Mission
The primary principle of the vision of RGM is centered on Belonging (Worshiping), Believing (Education), and Becoming (Outreach) Disciples of Jesus Christ. The goal of the Vision is to elevate these elements of the Church so it becomes an exciting Beacon of Hope to the members and others in the community. We are called by God to act, to go and make Disciples. To serve; to minister to our neighbors; to be Christ’s Disciples; to hear the word of God; to reach out to others. A Beacon of Hope to our community commits our Church to the highest level of outreach to the community. Our church is being called to share God’s love to our community in ways that are relevant to the needs of everyday life. It is our vision that RGM provides a beacon to all in our community of God’s transforming love.
Belonging: Worshipping to celebrate Jesus Christ and openly invite others to experience God’s love is a core value that is paramount to our Church. Openly inviting others to experience God’s love. God wants us to love and accept all people. Our Vision is to be known as an “open and inviting Church” that provides an exciting approach to delivering God’s love
Believing: Studying the Scripture includes the entire range of education for children, youth and adults. Providing opportunities to study the Bible together is critical to the growth of our Church. To provide spiritual light is to commit to quality education that enhances the Biblical and theological development of RGM is the meaning behind this portion of the vision. Growing as a disciples of Jesus Christ further supports the Vision of the Church.
Becoming: Serving others to reflect our hope in Jesus to our community and the world. This portion of the vision embraces all forms of outreach that encourage serving others. It includes an absolute commitment for outreach by our Church for a wide range of exciting ministries of outreach that are both local and global. Expanding the Children and youth ministries is a clear part of this mission. God has called us to reach out to others who are not in the church to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We are a church that is proud of its purpose and shares it with others.
RGM affirms and lifts up Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and, as the Head of the Church. Through worship, education, and mission we are to equip God’s people unto faithfulness and fruitfulness. We do this by way of the following ministries.
Our God-inspired love for each person; (John 13:34-35)
Our love, inspired by God’s love for us and the teachings of Jesus Christ directs us to look beyond the transgressions of others and encourages us to embrace all people.
Clearly representing to others, Jesus Christ and all He exemplifies, we, as members of Christ’ s Church are to exalt and draw attention to Christ in understandable ways; (2 Corinthians 4:5-6; Acts 20:20-27)
Each gathering of the Church or parts of the Church is to exalt and draw attention to the Person of Jesus in plain and understandable ways through Biblical teaching, praise, prayer, fellowship and ministry.
The nurturing and releasing of personal gifts; (Ephesians 4: 1-7; 11-16)
The Church is not designed to be one person’s responsibility. The Church is meant to be a family of believers in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and in cooperation with one another. As Christ equips His people, the Church will grow into a living and dynamic body of Christ.
A healing and restoring Christ; (Matthew 11:28-30)
The RGM practices love, cares for and serves others, and forgives one another according to God’s word so that people will be able to receive God’s healing and comfort.
Reaching out to people with the Good News of the Savior; (Acts 2:21; 37-39; Matthew 28:19-20)
We, the Church, acknowledge the Great Commission, give opportunities to people to share Christ’s fellowship with one another and the Good News of Jesus as Lord through foundational instructions and follow up. God’s love, experienced as seen in His Son, Jesus Christ, who for our sins, gave his life that we might have eternal life, will always cause us to reach out to those who have not yet chosen Christ.