As a Church, we at RiverLakes are committed to participating in the fulfillment of the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:18-20). We understand this to mean the discipling of people in every culture through persuading them to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and gathering them into congregations where they can learn to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This we do while not neglecting to show Christian love through the meeting of other human needs. We commit ourselves to encouraging, equipping and supporting those members of this congregation who demonstrate the spiritual gifts and call to ministry beyond our congregation. Equipping and sending members from this body is our first priority. In addition, as God leads, we join with and support individuals and mission organizations that are able to accomplish more effectively what we cannot, and whose ministries are consistent with our statement of faith.