Ministry to God-Called Partners
As pastors, Rick and Denise Renner take seriously the Lord’s mandate in Ezekiel 34 to:
- Take care of the weak.
- Tend to the sick.
- Minister to the injured.
- Search for those who have wandered from the fold and are lost.
- Stand guard over and protect the sheep given to their charge.
The Renners believe strongly that this mandate includes not only their Moscow congregation, but also the friends and partners God has given them all around the world. Thus, lavished care defines the quality of interaction we seek to maintain with our partners. We reach out not only to answer their Bible questions and pray according to God’s promises for their needs, but we also follow up with them during times when compassionate support is the practical demonstration of the Gospel that could make all the difference in their lives. Our Partner Care team reaches out to people who have had storms in their lives — and often those storms are literal. For instance, the team members have made innumerable phone calls over the years to check on and pray with friends and partners who live in the vicinity of a natural disaster when it occurs. We reach out to our friends because we care. We also pray for people who are going through life struggles, including those who face relationship problems or who are in financial distress. It brings so much joy to our hearts when miracles happen and lives and families are changed. Additionally, we pray each day for our country and its leaders, for Jerusalem, and for the world. Especially now, we believe it is of utmost importance that the nations receive steadfast support in prayer from believers. Erlita Renner, who is the mother of Rick Renner, has been the director of Partner Care for more than 30 years. She stated:
I’m so thankful to be able to lead our Partner Care team at the home office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We enjoy the honor of being here for our partners and friends — many of whom are experiencing especially difficult circumstances — and to communicate with them and encourage them from the Word of God. It’s such a joy to work at the home base, where this ministry actually began.
Our Partner Care team establishes meaningful connections by making personal phone calls, sending handwritten notes, praying over needs, and responding to individuals’ questions with scriptural answers. We invite you to call, email, or write us! If you would like to hear Rick share his heart about partner care, please view the video below. If you would like to share a prayer request with us, please fill out the form on the right. We promise that your request will be dealt with seriously and confidentially and that our team will pray with confident expectation for your need to be met according to God’s Word. We’re waiting to hear from you!
If you would like to share a prayer request with us, please fill out the form below. We promise that your request will be dealt with seriously and confidentially and that our team will pray with confident expectation for your need to be met according to God’s Word. We’re waiting to hear from you!