Missions at Reynoldsburg Community Church includes international service and local outreach. We’re a disciple-making church. We love to reach people both near and far with the good news of the Gospel. We’re building new partnerships and working with old friends in different places of the world to do just that.
Sharing the Gospel in the United States, Cuba, Romania, and Beyond
In Cuba we serve with local house churches to reach local communities. Our service projects often include helping with housing for the homeless and home repairs for others.
In Romania we have a long-standing relationship with a number of leaders in different cities to serve orphanages, refugees, and go into Romanian villages to serve the least and forgotten. The harvest field is truly ripe for the work we do when we become Christ’s hands and feet globally.
We’re also developing our relationships with churches in Africa, Haiti and other areas to add new mission trips in the coming years. If you have a heart to serve in other places and immerse yourself in amazing cultures beyond our borders…come find out more about our international mission opportunities!
Groups from our church have served in Henderson Settlement in Kentucky for several years. Our SOWER participants help build a home that provides hope and shelter for a local resident. Our Gracious, Energetic, Motivated Servers (G.E.M.S.) supports the settlement through daily assignments ranging from sorting clothes, working in the Thrift Shop or Food Pantry, cleaning, or serving in the Greenhouse.
Henderson Settlement, KY
Henderson Settlement was established in the 1920s as a way to bring a stable community to area residents. In the early years the settlement focused on child care and education. In the 1990s their focus shifted toward ensuring housing for the community, and today the settlement provides one new home build each year. There are also many other active ministries in the Settlement, including a greenhouse, a cattle farm, youth programs, and senior support ministries.
We also serve regularly in our local community
The Blessing Box is an outdoor cabinet in our back parking lot. You can help stock the box with non-perishable food items basic toiletries, and baby supplies. You are also welcome to help yourself to what you need. It’s all anonymous. A simple rule applies – leave what you can, take what you need.
Studies show adults with food insecurity will skip meals or reduce their portions to provide for children in their homes as they wait for payday. Many food insecure families do not qualify for the assistance of food banks, or are hesitant to turn to food banks for assistance due to the stigma. One “bad month” can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Lay-offs at work, unexpected car maintenance, unforeseen medical bills, or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. This is the purpose of our project – to bridge this gap.
The Columbus Blessing Box project started in 2018 with just one box and has grown to more than 90 locations in Central Ohio. We estimate that, on average, each Blessing Box is used 5 times a day. Our blessing box can potentially reach hundreds and possibly thousands of people a year! You can drop off donations directly to the box or leave them in the bins just outside the Worship Center and Bauserman Sanctuary.
Sharing the gospel and serving locally is the heart of our missional faith. We have small group communities (Wesley Groups) that help each other grow as faithful and servant-hearted disciples. Our small groups serve and share in various community-oriented outreaches to love our neighbors. If you’re especially interested in growing your own faith and reaching out to your local community, learn more about our Wesley Groups here.