Missions and Impact
Recognizing that life can be difficult, Rimrock wants to offer you some encouragement, prayer, and a generous dose of God's love and grace as you walk through those difficult times.
It has been great to watch the Lord develop these areas of ministry. Love in Action, Prayer Ministry, Deaconesses, and Elders. Contact the church staff if we can help. Email the office at
or call us at (605) 342-5373.
"All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others." -2 Cor 1:3-4
Love In Action
Rimrock's desire is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the World. Following Christ’s command (Acts 1:8) we start in our Jerusalem (Rapid City) and expand to Judea (Black Hills Region), Samaria (USA), and the ends of the earth. Our World Mission Team follows the Lord in leading Rimrock to “the ends of the earth” with a vision to partner with international and cross-cultural missionaries. God has blessed this desire with some incredible missionary partners; some raised at Rimrock, all whom we have grown to love, have assisted with short-term teams, and provide financial assistance to build deep meaningful relationships.
We also want to encourage Rimrockers to follow, experience, and reflect the Lord to the ends of the earth. We enjoy being a resource of prayer, encouragement, and financial assistance as He leads us to partner with short-term missionaries. To apply for short-term mission support, fill out the application. If you have questions, please email
Goals for our Ministry:
1. Praying for the Ministries and Missionaries
2. Encouraging Missionaries on the Field
3. Informing Rimrockers of Ministry Opportunities
4. Going to serve with the Missionaries
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Rimrock Downtown Service Projects
- Love INC: A local ministry that helps people in the community with moves, and life classes. To get involved, or if you would like information about Love INC ministry and building projects, contact Gene Ligtenberg 605-863-0090.
- Cornerstone Rescue Mission: Regularly, our youth group or adult groups cook and serve dinner at the Cornerstone Mission. If you are interested in helping serve, contact the church office at .
Native American Ministries
Native American Ministry Purpose: To follow the Lord as we come alongside evangelical Native American ministries to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and encourage their missionaries.
Current Mission Points:
Hands of Faith Ministry (HOF): HOF helps disciple and train Pineridge men in trades; to help them become more responsible husbands, dads, and leaders within the community.
Ted Standing Soldier: serves with the SD FCA. Click here for more info for the FCA Native American Ministry: http://westriverfca.org/native-american-ministry - He grew up in Kyle, SD and is currently coaching numerous teams. He is devoted to sharing Christ with the youth and their families and feels sports provide the perfect platform to do so.
International Students (ISI): Kevin and Heather Fannin, along with their team, provide hospitality, love,
and care for college students as they come from around the world to Rapid City for their education.
They have a desire to intentionally share the Gospel of Christ. Are you interested in helping an
international student feel welcome? Some ways include: inviting students to join you in activities as a
“friendship family”, helping at the International House, contributing to meals once per semester, and
greeting students when they attend our services. Kevin and Heather can be reached at
South of the Border: Since 1997, Rimrock has partnered with ministries in three countries
Latin America. Currently, we partner with INCRESE, Costa Rica, which trains pastors/church
leaders. Costa Rica is strategic in that it is often a training center for Latin America. We have
sent teams to serve alongside national churches through medical, construction, kids/youth
ministry, and outreach; all with an emphasis on training/encouraging leaders. If interested in
joining a team or hearing more about the SOTB ministry, contact Mike Hays at .
Kenya: The Omat Family: Friday, Karen, Malachi, Miriam, and Judah Omot serve with Africa Inland
Mission (AIM) in Northern Kenya, at Northern Bible Training Center. Their goal is to equip and disciple
young men and women from Unreached People Groups with a deeper understanding of the Gospel.
Karen is the daughter of former pastor Steve and Marsha Balsley and she grew up in Rimrock. The
Omats desire to see the Gospel go from locals to their own people, helping people to worship the Lord
in their own languages and cultures. If you would like to get specific prayer points and news, contact
Kelly Weischedel at .
India Evangelical Team (IET): Our five-year partnership (2018-2022) with IET afforded
Rimrock Church the opportunity to support 30 pastors who carried the Gospel message to an
unreached area of Central India, which resulted in the birth of 82 new churches. The church
also supported special projects for IET, including our kids ministry donating funds to buy bikes
and bibles, as well as the church supporting emergency Covid relief food distribution, the
purchase of motorcycles and helping to buy a warm coat for pastors. Finally, our church prays
regularly for our missionary partners at IET, helping to form a friendly bond between Rimrock
and the Global Church. If you feel compelled to learn more or wish to become involved in the
partnership between Rimrock and IET, contact Chris Doyle at the_doyles @ yahoo.com.
Prayer for other partners: Rimrock supports other missionaries who work in sensitive countries with financial and prayer support.
Would you like to hear more about how you can pray specifically? Contact Kelly Weischedel at
The Rimrock World Missions Team supports missionaries, in addition to those listed below. Due to safety and security reasons, we do not publish their information. If you are interested in learning more about these ministries, feel free to contact a member of the World Missions Team.