Where We Go at Red Village
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” – Matthew 28:18-20
This passage is commonly known as the Great Commission, and it applies to every Christian and, therefore, every local church. At Red Village Church, we take this commission seriously as we seek to go and spread the good news of the Gospel and make passionate disciples of Jesus Christ both locally and globally.
One way that Red Village members can "go" locally is through service in the church. Serving in the church is certainly going in the sense that every volunteer on a Sunday morning is contributing to the spread of the Gospel. Whether it is working with children, playing music, or serving coffee, every volunteer is aiding RVC to spread the message of the wooden cross and the empty tomb. If you would like to learn more about serving opportunities at Red Village, please click here.
RVC also goes locally through our Villages. Villages are RVC’s small-group ministry and a key part of small groups is to serve together. If you would like to know more about Villages, please visit our Connect page.
Red Village also goes by humbly serving the community. Eagle Heights and the immediate neighborhood surrounding our building are the places where we focus our community service efforts. For example, RVC has served the community through the Eagle Heights Basketball Camp, providing Vacation Bible School and by hosting a neighborhood party and an Easter Egg Hunt.
The most powerful way we believe to go and spread the Gospel in America is through the planting of more churches. RVC is a church-planting church, with currently one plant already: Sovereign Joy Baptist Church on the northeast side of Madison, and a desire for more. RVC utilizes a training pipeline through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to train up future church planters. We always welcome those interested in church planting to talk to us about this process and what it would look like to plant a church, whether it is through RVC or another church altogether.
Red Village is proud to have sent out two of our former elders to serve as preaching pastors of other churches: Lentz Upshaw to College Heights Baptist Church of Manhattan, KS and Kevin Phillips to First Baptist Church of Jefferson, OH.
Around the World
In the past, RVC has had members serving in Peru, India, Mongolia and North Africa. Currently we have members serving in several locations in the Middle east and in El Salvador. Our overseas workers have engaged in a variety of activities, including evangelism, discipleship, church planting, campus ministry, Bible translation and care for orphans and children with special needs.
If are considering becoming an international missionary, we would love to talk to you. Talk to Aaron (email@example.com) if you would like to learn about missions organizations and what the process of becoming a missionary looks like.