Missions at Riverside

The mission of Jesus is unmistakebly clear: "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations..." We know that Jesus wants His church to share His love with people next door, and also those on every continent, from all ethnicities and language groups. At Riverside this passion is lived out through our relationships with Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) partners in West Africa and Mexico. We also support the C&MA's Great Commission Fund which enables over 700+ international workers in 70 countries to assist local churches to start new churches and help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus. 

how Can I get involved globally?

You can get involved with global missions at Riverside as you:

PRAY:  Receive prayer updates from our partners around the world. Email us to sign up to receive monthly email updates.

GIVE:  All our giving to global missions goes through our Fuel for Global Missions Fund at Riverside. As outlined above, we partner with people in West Africa and Mexico, as well as our international workers around the world. Ready to give to the Fuel for Global Missions Fund? You can give here.

GO: We send short-term teams to assist our partners around the world.  As world travel opens up, we look forward to form teams to GO! Learn about our newest partnership is in Guadalajara, Mexico by watching the video below:

where does my giving go?

Riverside Church partners with different teams and a variety of global ministries in West Africa and Mexico and the Great Commission Fund to help us reach people who have not yet had the opportunity to hear about Jesus. Your giving to the Fuel for Global Missions Fund helps support missionaries and their ministries around the world. Ready to partner with us in giving? You can do so on our Give Page.

Upcoming Short-term Mission Trips

Informational Meetings | Sunday, November 13 @ 12:15pm in Sauk Rapids (Worship Center) OR Sunday, November 20 @ 1:15pm (Cafe).  Join other Riverside adults to learn about the following teams going in 2023:

  • Mexico Marriage Encounter Team | March 23-31, 2023* | This team will help our partners host a marriage conference for their campuses as they assist in guest service roles of greeting, serving food, etc., during this marriage conference.  | Max of 5 couples. (*Dates subject to change based on flights and additional opportunities for team members.)
  • Guinea Ministry Team | April 20-30, 2023 | Assist with eye clinics, orphanage and other area ministry. | Max of 10 people. 
  • Mexico Ministry/Evangelism Team | Mid-June/Early July 2023 | Assist campuses with ministry events and outreach. | Max of 10 people.
  • Mexico Experienced Ministry/Evangelism Team | October 2023 | Rough accommodations in remote area supporting local congregation in Sierra Madre. Must have previous experience. | Max of 5 people.
  • Guinea Ministry Team | November 30-December 10, 2023 | Assist with eye clinics, orphanage and other area ministry. | Max of 10 people. 


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