Missions

Missions at Rochester Covenant church

One of Rochester Covenant Church's core values says "We are Missional."  And what we mean by that, is because God has a passion for people throughout the world to be reconciled back into relationship with him, and to see God's reign and rule extended everywhere, “we join God in God’s mission to see more disciples among more populations in a more caring and just world.”

We find God's mission as he promised Abraham that he would create through him a nation who would bless all the nations of the world. We see this in Jesus' own mission to "seek and save those who are lost," and in Jesus' great commission to his disciples to "go into all the world and make disciples of every nation (people group), baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything" he has commanded us to do--and in the commitment to carry out Jesus' mission we find in the early church and even today--at times at the cost of people's lives. 

Our own history in the movement we call the Evangelical Covenant Church, we were first known as “Mission Friends”--people who are passionate to work together as friends in Christ to carry out God's mission to the world. 

In this spirit, Rochester Covenant Church has been involved in supporting, sending, praying for and encouraging people to pursue Christ's mission here at home and around the world.  We currently support over two dozen missionaries, missionary families, or missions organizations, and continue to encourage each other to live out Christ's mission wherever he calls us.   

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MISSIONARIES AND MISSIONS ORGANIZATIONS

Because some of our missionaries and missions organizations work in parts of the world that are hostile to God's Good News or to followers of Jesus, we do not publish some names and details on the Internet.  However, we have in print a "Mission Prayer Calendar" for those we support through Rochester Covenant Church as well as a missions prayer guide produced by the Evangelical Covenant Church, which are free and available at our Missions Table in the church foyer. 

Missionaries Map (Markers)