Opportunity for Ministry in Missions
The Red Bird Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church is in search of clergy who feel the call to Ministry in Missions.
Red Bird Missionary Conference consists of 22 churches, 3 outreach centers and 3 mission institutions; Red Bird Mission Clinic, Red Bird Mission, (which includes the Red Bird Christian School) and Henderson Settlement.
RBMC is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, in the middle of Coal Country of South East Kentucky and holds great opportunity for Ministry in Missions. Our churches serve some of the poorest counties in Kentucky. Yet, the churches are working to teach and train local leaders, as well as to provide long term discipleship. Church and outreach workers work diligently with the children through camp and youth groups. They provide Bible studies for their adults as well as fellowship activities.
We are searching for Clergy who want to become a part of this Vital Ministry in Missions through 3 emphases:
1. Reaching out to people and helping them become committed followers of Jesus Christ
2. Equipping and inspiring members to live their faith in mission to the community and world
3. Acting as a catalyst for renewing the church.
If you are interested in being a part of a team committed to advancing God's Kingdom in Central Appalachia please contact the Red Bird Missionary Conference Office at 606-598-5915.
You can help by filling one or more needs as listed below. These can be done on a church-wide basis, or by small groups. (Sunday School, Youth, etc.), or both.
Church and Outreach Ministries Support (general support) $250/$500/$1000
$200 - Sunday School material per quarter (1 Church)
$175 - Youth (12) per outing
$100 - Toward missionary pastor support
$60 - Transportation to and from Sunday School per week (1 Church)
$55 - Send one child to a week of summer camp
$30 - Funds for churches to transport elderly for medical/groceries
$25 - After school ministries supplies/snacks per week (1 Church)
Mark your gifts "Church and Outreach Centers."
The greatest need of the Red Bird Missionary Conference is your prayers. God has continually blessed us through the prayers and support of the connectional United Methodist Church.
Prayers have changed lives - not only lives of people in mountains of Southeastern Kentucky, but also lives of staff and volunteers who serve at the Red Bird Missionary Conference.
Your prayers are the building blocks -- the foundation of all that we do. They undergird our missionaries and ministries.
The sign of God is that we are lead where we did not plan to go. How often this is true as together we listen for God's direction and plan for ministry in these mountains. It is through prayer that these signs are revealed.
"Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive." Matthew 21:22 NRS