What sets us apart from similar short term missions organizations is our values:
- STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
RIM’s long-standing relationships with national pastors who are actively engaged in their communities sets the foundation for our outreach efforts. We don’t ask them to create ministry for us, we join in to further what they are already doing!
- INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM
Every person who serves with RIM shares their faith daily. We provide training, coaching and opportunities for you to personally connect with nationals and tell them about Jesus. Then we connect them with local churches for discipleship.
- EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
RIM travels with you from the airport to your ministry destination and back, and our staff actively engage your group all along the way. Project Directors and Team Leaders model ministry for your team, offering training and coaching and expecting God to use them mightily. Each of our staff have history and accountability with RIM, they are trained and vetted and will serve your team with excellence.
- MINISTRY THAT MATTERS
Every time you serve with RIM, your ministry will meet tangible needs and will change people’s eternities. We do our homework to ensure the best strategies for evangelism and the most relevant ministry tools are used in each location. We study culture and we ask questions of our local contacts. We don’t presume to know what is needed, and we don’t invent “filler” ministry. We actually build relationships and do research to make sure that our teams are effective ministers of the Gospel on every single trip.
- CULTURAL ADVENTURES
We believe that team building and cultural immersion are vital parts of any missions experience. If you fail to build deep relationships with your teammates or to experience the unique sights, smells and customs of the places you visit, then we think you miss out! We build our trips to include riding elephants in Thailand, hiking volcanoes in Guatemala and eating deep dish pizza in Chicago, and we never add any extra fees. All of our adventure activities are incorporated into the original price of your trip.