Missions

Rimrock's desire is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the World.  Following Christ’s command (Acts 1:8) we start in our Jerusalem (Rapid City) and expand to Judea (Black Hills Region), Samaria (USA) and the ends of the earth.  Our World Mission Team follows the Lord in leading Rimrock to “the ends of the earth” with a vision to partner with international and cross-cultural missionaries.  God has blessed this desire with some incredible missionary partners; some raised at Rimrock.  All whom we have grown to love, have assisted with short term teams, and provide financial assistance to build deep meaningful relationships.

 

At Rimrock, we also want to encourage Rimrockers to follow, experience, and reflect the Lord to the ends of the earth. So we enjoy being a resource of prayer, encouragement, and financial assistance as He leads us to partner with short term missionaries. To apply for short term mission support, fill out the application. If you have questions, please email

 

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Cornerstone Mission
Native American Ministry 

 

Native American Ministry Purpose: To follow the Lord as we come alongside evangelical Native American ministries to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and encourage their missionaries.

 

 Goals for our Ministry:            
 1. Praying for the Ministries and Missionaries
 2. Encouraging Missionaries on the Field
 3. Informing Rimrockers of Ministry Opportunities
 4. Going to serve with the Missionaries

 

Current Mission Points: On Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Hands of Faith Ministry (HOF): Curt and Bonnie Hoyt; HOF helps disciple and train men in trades; to help them become more responsible husbands, dads, and leaders within the community.
  • Ted Standing Soldier: serves with the SD FCA, He grew up in Kyle, SD and is currently coaching at Red Cloud High School. He is devoted to sharing Christ to the youth living on reservations and feels sports provides the perfect platform to do so. Ted and his wife, Meghan, live in Pine Ridge with their four boys, Gus, Devyn, Timo, and Noah.
History:
In 2005 Mike Hays initiated a trip to Pine Ridge for our church to learn about and explore ministry opportunities there. Two van loads of people participated by visiting various ministries currently operating in the Pine Ridge area. Many from that initial group felt compelled to respond to the needs we had observed and formed a team to participate and respond to those needs. That team has become part of Rimrock's World Missions effort.

 

The primary need we determined was to provide support and encouragement to the organizations and people already working there because they already have on-going personal relationships with the people.

 

Secondarily, we could provide hands-on services to the people and in the process learn more about the people and their culture. It has been the team's desire to learn about the unique needs of Native Americans in Rapid City and Pine Ridge and to communicate those needs to the larger church body.

 

This outreach has provided opportunities for the church to be involved in cross-cultural missions and to have hands-on experience without the high costs of foreign travel.

 

Rimrock has provided financial support to two ministries. In addition, our mission teams have provided and cut firewood, provided scholarships for students in the HFM carpentry and electrical training programs of Hands of Faith Ministries, and our youth have provided outreach to children and members of the church have become board members on the two ministries with which we are involved.

 

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER (SOTB)
Thanks Rimrockers for being a part of what God has been doing since 1997 through South of the Border Ministry. You have blessed many Latin Americans through your prayers and financial support. A special thanks to the nearly 120 folks who have walked on Latin American soil for Christ. In those nearly 19 years, many Latin Americans have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and leaders have been encouraged & resourced to share Christ's love within their communities through the 20 different Rimrock teams following Christ into Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico. On this side of the border many Rimrockers have been transformed by their experience as well. And since SOTB's goal is partnering with Latin ministries/leaders, we are praying that planted & watered seeds will continue to grow.

 

Costa Rica
Since 2006, Rimrock SOTB team has partnered with Costa Rican UNILIC/INCRESE Ministry who train pastors and plant churches. Watching God's plan for Costa Rica has been incredible. From their inception in 2001, 100's of CR pastors (all denominations) have been trained though INCRESE & over 30 churches are now a part of UNILIC. And what is fantastic, God has opened doors to train pastors in most Central America countries, Mexico, Brazil, and even Cuba (800 pastors). The potential impact on Latin American pastors is mind-boggling as they follow the Spirit's lead.  

 

Through our partnership we have sent many teams (medical, leadership training, construction, soccer, pastor/wife retreats, Biblical counseling, etc.) to assist churches ministering within their communities and helping train pastors/church leaders. Since we see God using INCRESE/UNILIC we want to continue investing in His ministry thru them.

 

So in ongoing conversations and prayer with Pastors Jose & Eduardo, each year we learn how Rimrock can come alongside them to encourage, resource, and partner with them in ministry. It is a wonderful relationship which we hope continues far into the future.
Please continue to pray for the INCRESE/UNILIC leadership in Costa Rica.

 

God is using them mightily to impact on Costa Rica and much of Latin America. And we are thrilled that God has led us into this partnership.

 

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Kevin & Heather Fannin: serve with ISI;a student organization dedicated to meeting the needs of International students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) and National American University (NAU). The Fannins have served with ISI since 1998. They can be reached at: .

 

 

 

Curt & Bonnie Hoyt: serve the Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  The goal of their ministry is to teach individuals to earn a living through a construction trade.

 

 

Ted Standing Soldier: serves with the SD FCA, He grew up in Kyle, SD and is currently coaching at Red Cloud High School. He is devoted to sharing Christ to the youth living on reservations and feels sports provides the perfect platform to do so. Ted and his wife, Meghan, live in Pine Ridge with their four boys, Gus, Devyn, Timo, and Noah.

 

 

Bob & Veronique Clifford serve in France in the church start at Plaisir (Paris area) and enable French churches to be healthy and obedient to Christ in order to multiply. They serve with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) whose purpose is to help churches start reproducing churches overseas where there are none. They can be reached at: clifford.bob@gmail

 

 

Pastor Jose Gonzales serves in Costa Rica. vision/heart for ministry is training pastors. Along with the INCRESE Ministry Team, starting in Costa Rica, he has trained throughout Latin America, i.e., Mexico, Central America, Brazil, & most recently, Cuba. God is using him mightily. Rimrock has been privileged to partner with him since 2007 thru prayer, encouraging their national leadership, and sending training/support teams annually.

 

 

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