Our God-Given Purpose

The English Ministries, as part of RCEFC, exists to glorify God by Committing ourselves to Christ, Applying the Word of God, Serving others with our Spiritual Gifts and Telling the world about Jesus.

Committing ourselves to Christ

Acknowledging that Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, is the one in whom all God’s fullness dwells bodily (Col 1:19), and that there is no other way to the Father than through him (John 14:6), we obey his call to believe and place our faith in Christ and in his atoning work on the cross (Rom 3:25). This is the basis of our spiritual life with God and as a community of faith this is our foundation upon which all else is built.

Applying the Word of God

We are built up in our faith as we seek to learn from the word of God and apply it (James 1:22) to our everyday lives, knowing that God intends to work in us through his word (2 Tim 3:16-17), which is the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17) that he wields in our hearts to accomplish his good purposes.

Serving others with our Spiritual Gifts

The Spirit not only wields the word in our lives but also gifts us with specific spiritual gifts he intends us to use for building up others (1 Cor 12:4-7). With humility and in the context of the larger church body we each work at discerning the particular gifts the Lord has given us (Rom 12:3-8). We then exercise our spiritual gifts in concert with our brothers and sisters in unity as we are each members of the body of Christ, serving with our diverse gifts (1 Cor 12:21-27).

Telling the world about Jesus

We exist as a church to fulfill the mission and purpose of our Lord. As such, we are always seeking to live out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19-20), telling others about the good news of Jesus and teaching them what it means to receive him and to follow him. We also pray for the Lord to raise up more preachers of the gospel (Matt 9:37-38), and we make it our aim to encourage one another in this holy task (Rom 10:14-15) for the advancement of his kingdom.