Castlight5:16 Mission Ministy
We are to be the hands and feet...
1. Benevolence Fund:
The church is called to take care of one another, especially those who cannot take care of themselves or their means have been cut off (1 Tim. 6:9-10). The benevolence fund is set up to help those people. Because of faithful giving we have been able to help individuals in their time of need.
2. Topeka Rescue Mission
We have a mission field right in our own back yard. The Topeka Rescue Mission is a local mission that has been operating in Topeka since 1953. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training, and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women, and children. In 2010, TRM sheltered 2,016 different people and provided more than 444,466 meals. We do more than just give to the mission in finance. We also send a group of individuals once a month to go and serve a meal to the local homeless. It allows us to feel their need, as well as connecting to the mission itself. We believe in the hands-on approach.
3. King Solomon Christian Camp
King Solomon Christian Camp began in 1953 when the King family donated 37 acres of land outside Solomon, Kansas, for a Christian campground. With a goal of providing young people an opportunity to grow in Christ in a country setting, King Solomon has been striving to make an impact on the lives of people young and old ever since. RCC has been active with this camp for many years and presently has Pastor Derek serving on the camp board. This camp has been vital in the sending out of teens into seeking an education for fulltime Christian vocational ministry. Many of our own students have been impacted by that camp and pursued ministry because of the outpouring of God's love received at camp.
4. Cookson Hills Children's Home
Set on more than 1,000 acres in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in rural Northeastern Oklahoma, Cookson Hills provides a rustic and rewarding retreat for children requiring out-of-home care. Cookson Hills hopes to fuel the dreams of a restored life in Christ, and healing through a variety of therapeutic services. By helping children and their families of origin build stronger relationships with each other and with Christ, families find restoration, rediscover hope, and share a chance to dream together again. Each year RCC gathers together gifts to send down to the children to share a bit of joy and hope into their lives. Leonard and Judy Boyles have personally driven down the gifts themselves for many years.
5. Manhattan Christian College
MCC has been educating, equipping, and enriching Christian leaders since 1927. The college is firmly committed to their mission in the name of Christ through the various degrees and certificates offered. Accepting that the biblical principle of the "priesthood of all believers" is more than a paid clergy, the college fosters a very broad view of what a ministry entails. Any student in a degree program has the opportunity to render ministry in a variety of contexts and diverse fields as a result of the academic programming and experiences received while at the college. RCC continues to send students each year to get their college education. Many of them are working in fulltime Christian service or serving weekly in a church. Pastor Derek and his wife Shawna are graduates of MCC.