First Fruits Garden for the Hungry Six raised garden beds located behind the church provide fresh produce for the Project Outreach food pantry each week during the late spring and summer. Members of the congregation build the beds and now plant, water, weed, and harvest gifts from the soil so that others may enjoy them. A small amount of the harvest is shared within the congregation.
Project Outreach is a community mission that serves all ages with a food pantry, emergency services, housing, transportation, and more. This ongoing ministry encompasses many churches in the Royersford and Spring City area. Royersford Baptist Church collects food for the pantry and responds when emergencies arise.
Anti-Human Trafficking. RBC participates in MCAT (the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition) to educate the public including children, youth and young adults in our county about human trafficking, both forced labor and sex trafficking. We are helping to build a community network to identify signs of trafficking and are equipping people to take action. Our initiatives include membership on the MCAT Board of Directors, work to plan awareness events throughout the county and hosting community educational and training events at RBC for our immediate area. On the global level we support Rovaughana Richardson and other missionaries working to end modern-day slavery and to provide aftercare for survivors.
St. Mary’s Shelter Each year, members of Royersford Baptist Church support the St. Mary's Shelter by providing a week's worth of meals.
CROP The annual community Crop Walk, to raise funds for the hungry includes mini walkers from Royersford Baptist Church. Some have been walking and collecting donations for over 20 years! New walkers are always welcome.
The Administrative Support Team of RBC, under the leadership of Dave Messer, organizes missional projects around our church building including spring and fall work days and building repairs and upkeep. If you are handy with tools or love to work outside, we've got a place for you to be involved!
Eyeglasses Collection We maintain a collection point in our lobby for old eyeglasses. In the last year RBC has contributed around 90 pairs of eyeglasses. Your eyeglass contributions are valued and make a difference.
Royersford Baptist Church supports the following missionaries through the American Baptist Church's Mission Partnership Program. Each missionary has a group of people dedicated to raising funds, offering prayer support and communicating the stories of hope and need that are inherent in each mission area.
You may click on the link provided to see more about the specific missionary and read their journals that provide snapshots of their work in Christ's behalf.
Dwight and Barbara Bolick - Chile
Stan Slade - Global Consultant for Theological Education
Steve and Nancy James - Haiti
Carole Sydnor - Development Worker for Nepal Mission - Nepal
Rovaughana Richardson - Ghana
ABC Mission American Baptist Churches, USA receives four offerings a year. Royersford Baptist Church participates in each of these offerings through “second mile giving”. The offerings are:
Mission Trips The church wide short term mission trips to Chile in 2007 and Ensenada, Mexico in 2003 proved to be wonderful inter-generational experiences where participants learn to value other cultures and gain a better perspective on what it means to follow Jesus in a global context. Our most recent group to go was the 2015 Mission Team, who participated in a Music Camp in Haiti.
Our youth also sponsor an annual week of mission with the REACH program. In addition, individuals and families in our church have traveled to mission sites like Cuba and Haiti in the past couple of in the last couple of years. Money is set aside in the RBC Budget to provide some support for people who feel called to participate in a short-term mission project.