RMPC serves as the feet of Christ through a supporting and sending missions ministry. We regularly send short-term teams to visit and work with the missionaries we support. These are the missionaries and institutions we support:
Buzz & Ruthi Curtis - Central Thailand
The Curtises have been involved in church planting with OMF International since 1980. Once long-time workers in Thailand, they are now settled in Los Angeles launching new outreach ministries with the Thai people who live in the LA area. Direct contact can be made with Buzz and Ruthi by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good News Club - Henry Elementary School
Our own member, Gale Brown, serves on the team that ministers at Henry Elementary School through Child Evangelism Fellowship. They meet every Wednesday after school to share the gospel with children. They know that often times what the children are learning in the Good News Club is taken home and shared with their parents.
Jerry & Iris Hagelin - Tucson Child Evangelism Fellowship
Jerry is the Arizona State Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship, a Bible-centered, worldwide organization of Christians whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God and establish them in a Bible believing church for Christian living. Jerry and Iris organize and train leaders to run neighborhood and school Bible studies, and are also active themselves in leading Bible studies for children in Tucson schools.
Jerry Knight (African Bible University) - Kampala, Uganda
Jerry serves as a professor at African Bible University (ABU) in Kampala, Uganda.
Mike & Erin Pettengill - Director, Mission to the World (MTW) West Coast Office
Mike Pettengill has lived most of his life in California. Before his call to full-time missions, he worked in the California State Senate and was a ruling elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Sacramento. Mike graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife Erin launched MTW’s team in La Ceiba, Honduras, before moving to Central Africa to launch MTW’s ministry in Equatorial Guinea. Mike works now as Director of the West Coast office of MTW, recruiting, training and mentoring new missionaries as well as promoting the spread of the gospel through the missions efforts of local churches. His region covers California, Nevada, and Arizona. You can find out more about the West Coast office and sign up for their monthly newsletter here.
Luciano & Luciene Pires - Porto, Portugal
Luciano and Luciene Pires are the founders of a home-based Christian Institute focused on Apologetics and Evangelism, called Colloquium and have been PMI Missionaries since 2001. Their mission at Colloquium is to plant churches by presenting the truths of the Gospel in a way that will challenge the hearts and minds of this generation, especially university students. They are also actively engaged in Christian leadership training. Thus, their passion is to reach out to non-believers and to equip Christians to live all of life under the Lordship of Christ. You can sign up for their monthly emails by emailing Luciano at email@example.com.
Joel & Jessica Rinn - Ferrara, Italy
Joel graduated from Covenant Seminary with an M.Div. in 2003 and is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church, a small European denomination. Jessica has a BA in Bible Theology and is a native Italian. Jessica does translating and editing work for a Reformed publishing house in Italy called Alfa & Omega. After spending three years in the city of Ferrara, Joel and Jessica are now in the city of Verona, where they intend to plant a gospel-centered Presbyterian church. Verona is a fairly large city in northern Italy best known as the hometown of Romeo and Juliet. They have four children: Nicolas, Emeline, Anaelle, and Etienne. To discover more about recent ministry changes, watch their slide show here. You can also request to receive their monthly newsletter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John & Cathy Rug (MTW) - Viña del Mar, Chile
The Rugs have been involved in church-planting in Chile since 1986. Currently they are working with the Viña del Mar church planting effort. They minister the gospel to some of Chile’s “disposable” peoples, including the blind and deaf. In order to facilitate a church-planting movement that includes this largely overlooked group of disabled people, the Rugs minister to them, their relatives, and friends through a special project called CEMIPRE. This is a resource center for the uniquely-abled, in cooperation with the church-planting effort, helping the body of believers cross special needs barriers with the gospel of Christ. They have 4 children: Ana, Elena, Benjamin, and Juanita.
Providence Christian College - Pasadena, CA
Providence is a confessionally Reformed Christian liberal arts college that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. You can find out more about Providence Christian College and sign up for their e-Beggar newsletter here.
Sangre De Christo Seminary - Westcliffe, CO
Sangre de Cristo Seminary, located in the majestic mountains of South Central Colorado, teaches the principles of the Reformed faith; seeking to prepare students to enter Christian service as effective teachers and preachers of God’s Word.
The school was incorporated in 1976 as a non-profit institution. First conceived and operated as a summer school, it was expanded in 1979 as a full seminary offering a Master of Divinity Degree.
Due to the elevation (at nearly 9000 ft) the seminary has a somewhat unique schedule (June – December) compared to most traditional seminaries. The summer semesters are comprised of one or two week condensed courses focusing on theology, church history, and pastoral duties, while the fall term concentrates on the Biblical languages and exegesis.
Because of our cool summers, Sangre de Cristo is able to attract some outstanding visiting professors who combine teaching with family vacations to teach our condensed courses. Our permanent faculty teaches the Biblical languages and exegetical courses during the fall, which follows a traditional semester structure.
You can find out more about the seminary and sign up for its newsletter here.