When you give to Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, you’re supporting missions around the world because Redeemer allots 13% of all church income for the financial support of its missionaries.
Redeemer’s missionary budget not only supports missionaries in England, Kenya, Uganda, India, and Cambodia, but those funds also support outreach to international students in Charleston, strategic missions projects, and ministries of compassion to widows, orphans, and children whose parents have leprosy. Read more about specific projects and outreach on our Blog.
Why Does Redeemer Support Missions?
In I John 2:2 God’s heart for the world is evident when he declares that Christ “is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world.” The local church should proclaim this Gospel to every nation. God has chosen the Church to cross all barriers in order to establish reproducing churches among the people groups of the world where a viable Gospel witness does not yet exist. Global outreach is not optional. Our family members, our near neighbors, and the lost beyond our borders are on God’s heart. Our involvement in reaching the nations with the Gospel is essential to the full expression of Christ’s love in and through Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
What is Redeemer’s focus in a vast and needy world?
As stewards of the spiritual gifts and financial resources God gives, Redeemer’s focuses on:
- Establishing reproducing churches among people where a viable church presence does not yet exist, including unreached people groups in limited-access countries and immigrants residing in major cities where they tend to be more receptive to the Gospel.
- Partnering with Session‐approved sending agencies and national churches with projects such as Biblical education, evangelism, church-leader training, Bible translation, and materials’ development and translation.
- Extending mercy ministries especially to those widowed or orphaned by persecution.
- Supporting strategic outreach to international students in the greater Charleston area.
Beyond tithes and offerings, how else is Redeemer’s congregation engaged?
Each Sunday’s bulletin highlights an RPC-supported missionary for prayer, including short biographies, summaries of their work, praise reports, and current prayer requests. This missionary-of-the-week is prayed for during the intercessory prayer in the worship service.
Redeemer’s missions committee hosts missions prayer breakfasts usually every quarter during the Christian-Education hour to spend focused time in prayer for all of Redeemer’s missionaries and missions projects. Here’s information about previous breakfasts.
Many in the Redeemer family serve on short-term missions trips around the world. Read here about some of the recent trips and experiences.