Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And he said to them,
"Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
In the Great Commission Jesus instructed us to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. That means two operations: evangelism (see other page) which is the first phase during which we make believers and set them free from sickness and demonic oppression. The second phase is “making disciples” and that means church planting. It is in a church context in fact that believers will learn the word of God and grow in spiritual maturity so that they too can go out and repeat the process.
Church planting is one of our major activities. We strongly believe that the Kingdom of God can be push forward by establishing a presence of his people (the church) in a specific locality. According to the vision of Rivers of Joy we also believe that each church is like a spring of water delivering fresh, living water to the people that live in a specific locality. So we strongly encourage and support the planting of new churches where the Lord sends us. And this is key in our strategy, to go where God sends us because then we know that we are moving in his will and that therefore he will bless us. For that reason we discourage the planting of new churches, just because there is not one in that place or because the people there need to be saved. That might be good ideas; but a good idea may not always be a God idea.
If you are interested in joining this ministry and planting anew church, reaching to a nation where we are not represented and are prepared to fund and support yourself financially but need our apostolic cover, our spiritual and practical support let alone our prayer cover then get in touch. We would love to help you. Just write to the general Overseer for further details.