Missions & Outreach

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20


RRC helps support several missionaries and partners with many local organizations. Our goal is to build relationships with these ministries and not just be a name on a check. We strive to be intentional with our giving and to be a source of comfort, strength, and support to kingdom-building ministries both locally and abroad. Learn more at rockfordreformedchurch.org/get-involved/missions-and-outreach.


This team meets several times throughout the year. These meetings are spent sharing about the ministries we support and thinking about how we can be more relational. We also discuss current missions-related topics, opportunities to serve, and spend time in prayer asking for God’s guidance when decisions are made. Please let us know if you feel called to join the Missions Team or if there is something that you think the Missions Team should be aware of. We would love to hear how the Lord is working in your life.


Throughout the year we will be planning in-person, video based, or a simple write-up for each of our global and local missionary partners. Information will be included in the Sunday bulletin. Updates are important to keep our congregation updated and encouraged to hear and see how God is working through our missionary partners as we seek to further God’s Kingdom by fulfilling the Great Commission. We encourage our congregation to reach out to our global missionaries through email, cards, or letters. It is a great encouragement to them to know they are thought about and prayed for.

Missionaries Supported by RRC

  • Adrian & Bernardeth Bobb-Kelly

    RCA: Serving in Nicaragua

    • website
    • email
    • prayer card
    • update: 2023 Year in Review
    • update: February 2024
    • about: Tabitha’s House provides medical training and healthcare, academic scholarships, shelter, nutrition, and spiritual nourishment to people who are impoverished, orphaned, or vulnerable in the coastal town of Bluefields, Nicaragua, and adjacent villages. In partnership with the Central Moravian Church, the Bobb-Kellys support families in two neighborhoods and offer medical clinics in remote areas accessible only by boat, meeting practical needs with the good news of Jesus.
  • Gary and Rachel De León

    CRC: Serving in Spain

    • website
    • email
    • update: A story of hope, January 2024
    • update: April 2024
    • about: Disciple refugee and immigrant families and help them discover their abilities and life purpose in Christ. Create a safe place where refugees and immigrants can receive spiritual, emotional and intellectual support. We will work together with a community center in the city of Malaga to offer social, emotional and spiritual support to refugees and immigrants who have recently arrived in Spain and are looking for a better life. Some of the programs we will be providing support in are: vocational school, computer lab and language courses. In addition, the we hope to connect families to local churches and help with discipleship and Bible studies in the community center.
  • Mike & Sheryl Knox

    Cru International

    • website (cru)
    • email Mike, email Sheryl
    • update: May 2024
    • update: June 2024
    • about: Mike – Special Projects, Office of the President, Campus Crusade for Christ International/Cru. Mike provides personal assistance to Steve Douglass the president of Campus Crusade for Christ International, and Cru, as the ministry is known in the United States, and serves in local outreach to international students studying here in the United States and also to those in inner-city Orlando through Toolbox4Life-Construction.
    • about: Sheryl – Coordinator, Cru Global High School Sending. Sheryl serves on the International Missions team with Cru's outreach to teenagers. The team's mission is to send high school and college students on short term missions trips and one to two year internships to launch spiritual movements internationally so that every high school student on every campus will have the chance to know and follow Jesus!
  • Doug & Dianne McClintic

    RCA: Serving in Europe

    • website
    • email
    • prayer card
    • update: Christmas 2023
    • 2023 Year in Review
    • about: Old cathedrals, beautiful yet empty, are scattered throughout European cities and landscapes. Today, with the days of the historic European church in the past, young people are expressing an openness to the gospel message through the presence of church planting movements. Doug and Dianne McClintic help North American congregations partner with the next generation of European churches as they develop a strategy of local empowerment, collaboration, and evaluation. The McClintics provide support, strategic coordination, and expertise to congregations, classes, regional synods, and other agencies in their European church planting efforts.
  • Mallery & Frentz Neptune

    Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP), Founder, Director

    • website (hfap)
    • email
    • youtube channel (What's Up Wednesdays)
    • about: The Haiti Foundation Against Poverty was founded by Mallery (Thurlow) Neptune in 2007 to empower poor, widowed, and orphaned Haitians and to spread the message of the Gospel. HFAP works in the area of Port-au-Prince, providing impoverished Haitians with education, child care, small business opportunities, and medical assistance.

    HFAP projects include:

    • Gift of Hope: gives women the skills and encouragement they need to independently operate their own business and care for their children (shop here)
    • Hope House: a toddler and infant care center for severely malnourished, wounded, or orphaned children.
    • Sponsor-A-Child: provide education, clothes, food, and medical attention to a child in need for $36 per month
    • Medical Missions: so that staff and their families, school children, and Hope House children all receive the medical care they need
    • Agriculture: to equip and empower villages to rebuild local economies through business opportunities and agriculture investments
  • Mark & Deb Wilson

    RCA: Serving in Cambodia

    • website
    • email
    • prayer card
    • update: 2023 year in review
    • about: The Christian church in Cambodia was nearly wiped out in the late 1970s under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Since the return of peace in the 1990s, the church has been steadily growing. In a country where there were once killing fields, new churches are springing up as believers go into every part of Cambodia to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Mark and Deb help prepare new leaders for ministry. Mark works in partnership with Phnom Penh Bible School (PPBS) as a teacher, textbook writer, and a board member. PPBS aims to help Cambodian leaders and churches discover and live into God’s intentions and help others do the same. Although retired from full-time mission service, Deb serves as the board chair for Garden of Life, a ministry that provides professional training and counseling services to churches and Christian organization leaders. 
  • Greg & Laura Yoder

    Christian World Outreach, President

    • website (cwo)
    • email
    • update: April 2024
    • update: May 2024
    • about: CWO was founded in 1977 after a visit to Haiti brought the devastating poverty and immense need to the attention of a group of individuals who wanted to do something to improve the conditions for the people of Haiti. Leaving Haiti with a desire to make a difference, CWO was formed. For the first several years we focused our work on conducting evangelistic youth camps for young people (ages 13 to 30 years). In the years since CWO has grown to provide vocational training, leadership development, children’s feeding programs, medical clinics, HIV/AIDS prevention education, orphan assistance, youth camps, libraries, opportunities for discipleship, evangelistic outreach and more. In 1999, CWO began to expand its programs to also include work in Burkina Faso, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Local Partnerships

  • North Kent Connect


    10075 Northland Drive NE,

    Rockford, Michigan 49341


    nkconnect.org

    616-866-3478

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  • Assure Women's Center


    6 North First Street

    Cedar Springs, MI 49319


    assurewomen.org

    616-696-2616

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  • The Other Way


    710 West Fulton Street

    Grand Rapids, MI 49504


    theotherway.org

    616-454-4011

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  • Words of Hope


    700 Ball Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503


    woh.org

    616-459-6181

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  • Volunteers in Service


    PO Box 8215

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49518


    visgr.org

    (616) 459-7500

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