Ministries
Rescue Mission Church

Antioch Project

It is a program addressed to pastors and/or leaders who have come to the understanding of the need for their churches to transition to the biblical church model established in the Scriptures and who voluntarily request support to achieve this objective. To this end, through this program, support is provided to pastors and/or leaders in three different ways:

This action consists of working directly with the leader/pastor who has requested the support of the Rescue Mission church. This work involves the following aspects:

* Training in the following areas::

  • Preaching
  • Biblical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Counseling
  • Discipleship
  • Ecclesiology

*  Pastoral mentoring

Private meetings with one of the pastors of the Rescue Mission Church in order to work on specific issues in which advice is requested. This meeting depends on the availability of the pastoral team.

Consists of the aforementioned accompaniment actions; additionally, it includes the following aspects:

* External council of elders

Establishment of an external council of elders, which seeks to provide advice and direction on fundamental decisions for the development of the local church in a manner faithful to what is established in the Scriptures.

  • Accompaniment in the design and implementation of the necessary strategies to carry out the transition to biblical doctrines and practices absent in the local church at the time of initiating the process.
  • This council of elders will be made up of the leader/pastor of the local church and pastors from different biblical churches in the city.
  • This council is established on a temporary basis until the local church has a plurality of elders.
  • At no time shall this council of elders seek to abolish the concept of church autonomy. For this reason, the council shall not interfere in matters related to the daily life of the church such as: counseling, discipleship or disciplinary processes, etc.

* Development of Elders

Support for the development of the plurality of elders in the local church.

* Preaching schedule

Establishment of a preaching schedule in which the pastors who belong to the council of elders can preach in the local church, if required and accepted by the local church.

* Discipleship

Establishment of a discipleship process for church members.

Consists of the revitalization actions mentioned above; additionally, it includes the following aspects:

* Planting support

The main emphasis will be on helping the leader/pastor to identify and understand the moment in which the planting is and the pertinent actions to follow in each stage of the planting.

* Church Governance

Assist the leader/pastor to identify the church governance model for their local church.

EKO Groups

These are groups of 3 to 15 people, composed of members and regular attendees of  Rescue Mission church, who meet weekly outside the temple for the purpose of: Edification, Koinonia and Prayer, following the example of Scripture (Acts 2:46-47; 5:42; 12:12; 16:40; 1 Cor. 16:19; Col. 4:15; 2 Jn 10).

Each EKO meeting contains the following structure:

5 min.

Welcome time

5 min.

Compilation of prayer requests

20 min.

Prayer time

30 min.

Edification time applying Sunday sermon (the moderator will function as facilitator of the Word, providing questions of application of the points touched in the sermon of the previous Sunday).

30 min.

Refreshment time and informal koinonia

Men’s and Women’s Koinonia Groups

Purpose of the groups

To provide a space for mutual edification among the members where they can develop the call of God for the church as described in the Scriptures in Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18; Romans 12:3-21 among others.

Participants

Men and women who are members of the local church.

Psalm 119 Bible Institute

All of our programs are addressed to form the character of Christ in each student. Despite the fact that today there is great access to multiple biblical resources, we live in the midst of a generation of biblical illiterates. The lack of serious, disciplined and qualified biblical training contributes to the disorientation of believers who are “tossed to and fro by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching…” (Ephesians 4:14).