The River Valley 500

We are passionate about fulfilling our vision to raise up and send out 500 full-time missionaries

On Mission to Reach the World

We believe the common mission of all Christ-followers is to participate in taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to the entire world (Matthew 28:18-20). We all have a role to play, whether we pray, support those who go, or welcome the internationals who are here. It is our vision and sincere prayer that God will raise up 500 (or more) from River Valley Church who are willing to bring the gospel to the billions of people who have yet to hear.

These people are from all walks of life—young and old, married and single, college students and retired—and everything in between. They have committed to serve God overseas for at least one year and pray about giving Him a lifetime.


These 500 missionaries are known as the River Valley 500.


Today, more than 140 individuals have already been sent to the mission field all over the world.

Each Journey Looks Different

For those with the honor and privilege of being sent, each journey will be filled with different adventures and challenges, but the goal is the same: to bring glory to Jesus Christ. For some, the journey to the mission field will happen relatively quickly, but it will be more difficult and take longer than imagined for others.

Regardless of how long it takes or where you end up, we believe that God is faithful and His timing is perfect.

The Missionary Action Plan


We have created a MAP (Missionary Action Plan) as a starting point to explore missions at a deeper level.


The MAP is designed to help you process the role God is calling you to play in the Great Commission. Whether that be going, sending, or supporting, we all have different roles to play.

For more information on the MAP, click the button below.



“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.”

Quoted from the journal of Jim Elliot, martyred missionary to Ecuador

Ready to Register for the MAP?

Please fill out the form below to receive the link to register for the Missionary Action Plan (MAP).

If you have other questions about the River Valley 500, please email