RBW Missions .... we're a team. We are goers, givers, senders, pray-ers, mobilizers. We work together with the skills, talents, passions, resources, and abilities we have to take the message of Jesus Christ to as many people and people groups as we can. We work with churches and Christ-followers who know we are saved by God's grace alone through believing in Jesus and receiving of new life, we are part of His Kingdom and bearers of his message to those who are yet outside of His Kingdom. We go to places that are rural, urban, rich, poor, clean, dirty. We preach the Gospel in word and in deed. We share the truth with grace, and love with action, not just words. We sleep on floors or in beds, use in-door plumbing or outhouses, tutor kids or clean bathrooms. We hug the filthy, share food with the hungry, clothe the naked, bring freedom to the oppressed, visit those in jail, teach the children. We pray for the sick and help them get the medical treatment they need in Jesus' name. We give finances as directed by the Holy Spirit to help get basic necessities or start a small business or build a church. We are not perfect, but we serve a perfect God who is strong in our weakness. We love because He first loved us. That's who we are . . . maybe you'd like to join us?!
RBW Missions is about connecting followers of Jesus Christ
in the United States and Latin America with the goal of completing the Great Commission, to take the Gospel to every nation, tribe, people and language.
How do we do this?
* Short Term Missions Trips are designed to provide team members with a stretching experience where they can work side-by-side with believers in a cross-cultural context for the building of God's Kingdom.
* Partnerships: Bringing the needs of the field to those who are unable to get there personally / physically but can participate by prayer, mobilization and giving.
* Adopt-A-Pastor Program links our two worlds through sponsorship. An individual, family, church group, or anyone, partners with a pastor or national missionary in Nicaragua or Colombia with prayer and monthly financial support, and maybe even a visit.
* Blessing of God Farm Initiative: Due to political unrest, this is on hold in Nicaragua but we are partnering with two missionary training schools in Colombia which are doing this very work. Our goal is to develop a Spanish speaking missionary training center where missionary candidates can come for 9-12 months and take courses in linguistics, Bible translation, theology, basic medical and dental intervention, and farming. With more national churches becoming self-sustaining, they can also be mission’s supporting.
In the Body of Christ, there are many areas that we all can agree upon (basic orthodoxy). There are a few things that we have allowed to separate us and make us a "house divided." Here is the core statement of faith that we hold to and ask our team members and inter-national participants to agree with. In the marginal areas that do not affect the foundations of our faith, we wish to practice loving unity. However, that does not mean that we will fly with whatever cultural wind may be blowing. God is not finished with any of us yet, and until He is, we will work toward unity under His banner. (John 17:20-26)
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; 4:24; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5-6; II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)
We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God, that we sinned and this brought not only physical death, but also spiritual death and separation from God. We are born with a want-to to sin and not one of us can stand before Him innocent in our own merit. (Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; I John 1:8)
We believe that Jesus died for our sins and was raised to life on the third day, that He was a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified by faith alone on the grounds of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:29; John 3:16; Romans 3:24; 5:1; I Corinthians 5:3; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:17; I John 2:2)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
We believe that all who respond to the Holy Spirit's prompting and accept the Lord Jesus Christ through faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 1:12-13; 3:3-5; 6:44; I Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:8-9; James 1:18; I Peter 1:23)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15:11; II Corinthians 5:10; Revelations 20:4-15)
We believe that healing of the body is possible through the work of Christ. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church today. (Mark 6:13; James 5:15)
We believe God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage and that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. We expect that staff, board members and team members will submit to Biblical instruction on sexuality. (Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)