Our heart and passion is to proclaim the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to the hurting and broken around the world. We serve as a multi-denominational organization that mobilizes individuals and groups for short term mission trips to international and domestic locations.
Founded by Scott and Cara Boss in 1997, Real Impact Missions (RIM) specializes in Strategic Partnerships, Intentional Evangelism, Exemplary Leadership, and Ministry that Matters. Our trips incorporate Gospel presentations, community development, construction projects, educational initiatives, medical clinics and disaster response teams as ways to tangibly meet the needs presented by our ministry partners. In so doing, we have become both a staging ground to launch global missions and a refinery for God to strengthen His people.
OUR CORE VALUES
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!
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.
RIM recruits and develops well-qualified leaders who will provide the best logistical and spiritual leadership available in each field location. Our leaders travel with you from the airport to your ministry destination and back, and they 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 leaders has history and accountability with RIM, are trained and vetted, and will serve your team with excellence.
Ministry that Matters
When 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.
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 cost of your trip.