“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will by my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Rock Hill exists to multiply gospel-centered disciples, small groups, and local churches that bless the city, the region, and the world.  Our global ministry team wants to be used of God to produce “world Christians” who understand God’s heart for the world, are aware of state of God’s world, and know how they might engage in God’s work.  Therefore, they seek to model engagement in God’s cross-cultural work among all peoples and equip, encourage and develop avenues for members of our church body to do the same.  We bless the world by way of (1) intercessory prayer, (2) missions mobilization, (3) short-term trips, (4) local cross-cultural outreach, and (5) global partnerships with missionaries, churches and organizations.

At Rock Hill, we believe that the God who created all the families of the earth is a missionary God who wants us to participate in His mission to make disciples of all nations.  Moreover, we believe that Jesus wants every member of His church to thrive under healthy, biblically-sound leadership.  At present, God’s world is comprised of roughly 7.5 billion people from 195 countries who speak 6,500 different languages and represent 11,755 different people groups.  7,084 of these people groups are considered “unreached” in that less than 2% of their population is comprised of evangelical Christians, and 3,169 of the unreached people groups are considered “unengaged” because there are no church planting efforts underway among them.  Therefore, our team has focused its efforts on (1) adopting unengaged people groups, (2) sending missionaries to plant churches among unreached people groups, (3) training national pastors and leaders, and (4) providing relief and developmental care in areas of extreme need.  We believe that Jesus died to receive worship as Savior from some within every people group; therefore, we have made it our mission to empower national leaders  to reach others within unreached people groups and plant churches among the unengaged.


We have formed partnerships with several international and local organizations.

International Organizations & Churches:

The EFCA | Reach Global
Contact Lora Kesselhon | lora.kesselhon@cru.org

Rock Hill has formed a partnership with Reach Global’s team that is engaged in church planting and community development in the Middle East.

Nations One for Christ
Contact Dan Hatfield | hatdan61@gmail.com 

Nations One for Christ is a radio ministry that serves rural, isolated First Nations people throughout Canada in partnership with Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (NEFC).  Rock Hill partners with Nations One by way of a short-mission trip to Round Lake, Ontario, every July and leadership development workshops for native pastors and leaders in the months of May and August.

Bethel Gospel Church
Contact Lora Kesselhon | lora.kesselhon@cru.org

Over the last seven years, Rock Hill has partnered with Bethel Gospel Church, an Acts 29 Church in Hyderabad, India, in the work of training national pastors, drilling wells, orphan care, and other community development endeavors.

The Gospel Coalition | Theological Famine Relief

Every year, Rock Hill supports the Gospel Coalition’s work of translating theological resources for pastors, leaders and believers in regions with little to no theological resources in their own language.

Samaritan’s Purse | Operation Christmas Child
Contact Melanie Mesojedec | makingplanstochange@gmail.com

Over the last decade, several of our City Groups have gathered to participate in Operation Christmas Child, sending about 150 shoe boxes to children in need in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse.

Local Organizations:

Bridges International

Contact Ralph Seelke | rjseelke@gmail.com

In partnership with Cru in the Greater Twin Ports region and Bridges International, several families at Rock Hill are ministering to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Superior by way of monthly international nights.

Three Bridges Global
Contact Amy Gustafson | gusta997@d.umn.edu

Several Rock Hill members are actively involved in Three Bridges Global’s monthly prayer gathering on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Those in attendance pray for three nations from Operation World and missionaries whom God has sent out from local churches in the Twin Ports.

Arrive Ministries
Contact Lora Kesselhon | lora.kesselhon@cru.org

Over the last five years, Rock Hill has been giving to Arrival Ministries’ refugee resettlement services to provide for their work of resettling refugees in the Twin Cities through their Somali Adult Literary Program, Refugee Life Ministry, etc.

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