Faith Church Rio Rancho
Stand-Alone Teachings

Stand-Alone Teachings

March 31, 2024

Responding to the Resurrection

John 20:1-21:22 / Mike McDonald

March 29, 2024

Good Friday 2024

John 18:1-19:30 / Mike McDonald

December 31, 2023

You Crown the Year with Your Bounty

Psalm 65:1-13 / Chris Risk

December 24, 2023

Hope in Our Savior

Revelation 1:9-20 / Mike McDonald

October 29, 2023

The Vision of the Kingdom, the Summons of the King

Matthew 13:44-46 / Jonathan Winn

September 24, 2023

A Ministry of Multiplication

2 Timothy 2:1-7 / Bryon Almeda

April 23, 2023

Local Missions Sunday 2nd Service

Matthew 5:16 / Chris Risk

April 23, 2023

Local Missions Sunday 1st Service

Matthew 5:16 / Chris Risk

January 1, 2023

Fear Not

Isaiah 43:1-28 / Chris Risk

October 16, 2022

Missions Sunday

Acts 11:19-12:5 / Bryon Almeda

August 21, 2022

State of the Church—God's Presence and God's Glory

Exodus 33:1-23 / Mike McDonald

April 3, 2022

Local Missions Sunday (2nd Service)

N/A / Missions Panel

April 3, 2022

Local Missions Sunday (1st Service)

Acts 1:8, Romans 8:29 / Chris Risk

January 2, 2022

Stand Firm Thus in the Lord

Philippians 4:1-9 / Chris Risk

December 26, 2021

The Gift of Godliness

2 Peter 1:3-11 / Bryon Almeda

January 10, 2021

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So...

Psalm 107 / Chris Risk

December 27, 2020

Out with the Old; In with the New

Colossians 3:1-17 / Mike McDonald

December 20, 2020

Delivered through Judgment

Joel 3:1-16 / Mike McDonald

December 13, 2020

God's Deliverance

Joel 2:18-32 / Mike McDonald

August 23, 2020

Be Disciples. Make Disciples

Matthew 28:16-20 / Bryon Almeda

August 16, 2020

Pleasing Prayer

Matthew 6:5-13 / Mike McDonald

January 19, 2020

Sanctity of Human Life: Human Flourishing

Genesis 1:26-28; 2:4-25 / Mike McDonald

December 29, 2019

The Righteous vs. The Wicked

Psalm 1 / Bryon Almeda

November 10, 2019

True Sabbath Rest

Hebrews 4:1-10 / Mike McDonald

October 20, 2019

Missions Sunday—Part 2

John / Mike McDonald

October 13, 2019

Gospel Proclamation

Acts 17:16-34 / Mike McDonald

August 18, 2019

Pursuing Discipleship

2 Timothy 2:1-7 / Mike McDonald

May 26, 2019

All-Consuming Love for God

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 / Ryan Sickenger

December 30, 2018

The Sower, The Seed, and The Soil

Luke 8:4-15 / Ryan Sickenger

November 25, 2018

Faith Church on Mission

Acts 1:6-8 / Paul Meldrum

July 15, 2018

Who Is This?

Luke 7:36 - 8:3 / Brian LeVie

May 13, 2018

Sovereign Suffering

1 Peter 4:1-19; Psalm 10:1-18 / Mike McDonald

November 5, 2017

Blinded by Bitterness

Genesis 26:34 - 28:9 / Spencer Brown

August 20, 2017

Consider This

Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 / Paul Meldrum

May 28, 2017


Ephesians 3:14-19 / Mike McDonald

April 16, 2017

Easter: The Hope of New Life

John 11:1-27 / Mike McDonald

January 1, 2017

Happy New Life: The Quest for a Fresh Start

Galatians 2:21 / Eric Anderson

November 6, 2016

Right Savior, Wrong Salvation

Luke 24:1-35 / Mike McDonald

March 27, 2016

Responding to the Resurrection

Matthew 28:1-20 / Mike McDonald

January 10, 2016

State of the Church: Send Me

Isaiah 6:1-13 / Mike McDonald

January 3, 2016

A Change for Today

2 Timothy 4:1-8 / Mike McDonald

October 18, 2015

The Hospitality of God

1 Thessalonians 2:8 / Eric Anderson

July 26, 2015

The Love of God, Part 2—Responding to God's Love

1 John 4:19-5:5 / Stefan Wilson

July 19, 2015

The Love of God, Part 1—How God Loves

1 John 4:8 / Stefan Wilson

July 12, 2015

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14 / Brian LeVie

April 5, 2015

Easter: Jesus Revealed

John 21:1-14 / Mike McDonald

March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday: My Eyes Have Seen the King

John 12:12-43 / Stefan Wilson

January 4, 2015

New Year, Same Problems

Mark 6:45-52 / Stefan Wilson

November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving: Thankful for God's Presence

Philippians 4:4-9 / Mike McDonald

April 13, 2014

Who Is This? The Conquering King

Luke 19:28-44 / Mike McDonald

March 23, 2014

Salvation Explained

Romans 3:21-26 / Stefan Wilson

January 12, 2014

Determined to Move Close to Jesus

Mark 2:1-12 / Mike McDonald

January 5, 2014

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Matthew 18:21-35 / Brian LeVie

July 7, 2013

Looking Forward

Exodus 33:1-23 / Mike McDonald

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Joe & Jackie Bruce

Ethnos 360

Joe and Jackie Bruce:

Mission: Joe and Jackie are responsible to care for missionaries who are serving all over the world. Their primary focus is to care for missionaries on home assignment. This includes debriefing and working through the many obstacles of living in a cross-cultural setting. Their ministry includes traveling to visit missionaries in their region, and facilitating further training.

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Francisco & Nathalie Arjona

European Christian Mission International or

Mission: Francisco is the National Director of ECM, Spain; the President of Good Samaritan Association, a ministry to drug addicts; and also serves as a pastor in the Evangelical Church in Pozoblanco. Nathalie is executive secretary of Good Samaritan and the administrator for ECM, Spain. They also maintain a guest house for missionaries or pastors in training, and their families. Francisco is also heavily involved in church planting efforts in Spain.

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The "M" Family

Mr. and Mrs. M (with Elian and Noemi):

(Please FILTER all emails, remaining "cryptic" about spiritual matters.)

*We ask that no information is shared on social media.

Mission: We are evangelizing local people and seeking to make disciples for the purpose of healthy church formation among an unreached people group in an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

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Gujarat, India

Through RIMI (Reaching Indians Ministries International)

Church Partnership Coordinator: Joel Varghese-

Mission: Glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ to help transform India, South Asia, and beyond.

Faith Church has adopted the state of Gujarat, India as a special region of focus. We partner with and support the efforts of RIMI in evangelism and church planting, leadership development, and compassion ministries.

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Louis & Karen Rose

SIL International and Faith Comes By Hearing,


Mission: Mission Objective 2021: Record Malaysia’s indigenous language Bibles and launch oral Bible translation projects around the world.

Louis’s role with FCBH is to 1) coordinate the audio recording of indigenous language Scriptures in Malaysia, and 2) train language teams around the world how to translate Scripture using an oral method.

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Colleen Boyd

with SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators

Mission: Colleen is the supervisor for all translation/language projects in Central America, Caribbean, United States, and Canada. She visits teams on location for strategy and budget planning, member care, and overall encouragement, as they work on translating the Word of God (Old and New Testament).

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Steve & Kathryn Moore

Wycliffe and Peacemakers

Mission: Steve and Kathryn are children of missionaries. In 1988 they joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and served in Lima, Peru, for 11 years. Since the early 2000s they have been charged with encouraging spiritual unity and Biblical peace in the Bible translation movement in multiple countries. In addition, Steve is a Certified Christian Conciliator who helps servants of God worldwide to work through conflict biblically. 

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Across Nations

Chuck and Cindy Harper or

Vision: Native America restored and transformed by the Creator into self-determined, emboldened servants, enlarging God’s global kingdom.

Mission: Across Nations continues the 80-year legacy of Western Indian Ministries, working alongside Native American communities. Their strategy includes: engaging Native Youth; Community Outreach; Native Church Development: Hilltop Christian School; Radio Broadcasting; Summer Service Teams; and Business as Mission

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Care Net Pregnancy Center

Mission: Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque has four locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Moriarty, as well as a medical mobile unit. Care Net offers a safe and supportive place for women and girls as well as their families to explore their options when there is an unexpected pregnancy. They also offer free pregnancy counseling, limited obstetrical ultrasound, pregnancy and parenting education, and support. STD testing and post-abortion recovery help are also offered. Compassion and hope are the hallmarks of Care Net services.

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(Evangelical Free Church of America, West District)

Bob Osborne:

Mission: EFCA West is the district arm of the National Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). EFCA West supports Evangelical Free churches in the Western US including New Mexico; providing lay training, pastoral support, support for church planting, men and women’s ministries, and counseling to member churches.

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Healing Hearts Ministries International

Faith Church missionaries:

Sue Liljenberg, Founder:

Allan Miller, COO:

Linda Padilla, Counselor, Shipping:

Julie Zimmerman, Counselor:

Mission: Healing Hearts Ministries is a gospel-centered, grace-driven ministry dedicated to reaching the brokenhearted by working alongside churches to provide qualified, compassionate biblical counselors to minister to individuals suffering from the pain of their past such as: abortion, sexual abuse, rape, drug abuse, adultery, divorce, abandonment, physical abuse, and pornography. These difficult topics are sufficiently addressed through the application of God’s Word in focused discipleship courses led in small groups or online.

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Mountaintop Retreat

Montrose, CO


Mission: A non-profit, nondenominational Christian camp dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, strengthening families, and helping Christians grow in their faith through camp ministry. Christians of all ages find that spending time away at Mountaintop Retreat provides the opportunity to commune with the Lord, in the beauty of His creation, and be refreshed.

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Rivers of Mercy Children's Home

Juarez, Mexico or Facebook

Emmis & Kristin Robles:

Mission: Rivers of Mercy is a Christ-centered orphanage for the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Juarez, Mexico. Their desire is that during the time the children are in the home, they would hear the gospel and choose to receive Christ as their personal Savior.
The children’s home is run by Emmis and Kristin Robles (Leong). Kristin is the daughter of David and Laura Leong and was raised in our church.

If you would like more information about any of these ministries, you are welcome to contact them directly or you can contact anyone on the Missions Team.

Faith Church Local Outreach Team:

  • Chris Risk (Chairman)
  • Mitch Amschler
  • David Leong
  • Becky Risk
  • Duane Roth
  • Carol Wilson

For further questions or information, please contact our Outreach Pastor at

If you are interested in joining the Local or Global Missions Team, you must first become a member. Then talk to Pastor Bryon (Outreach and Discipleship Pastor) or the Chairman of the respective board.

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The Faith Church Men's Ministry offers several men's groups that meet at various times and locations throughout the area. If you would like more information about those groups, submit a request below.

The men of Faith Church also meet quarterly for a Men's Breakfast and will plan other events for teaching and fellowship (retreats, chili cook-off, etc).

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The Faith Church Women's ministry offers Bible Studies each semester, with a rotation of Bible study topics. Most studies meet at the church, and some daytime studies include a child-care option for mothers. It is also typical for the women to have an annual conference or retreat, in addition to other events. One of the highlights of the year is our annual Ladies Tea in early December, and the ladies are encouraged to invite friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. 

For more information about the Women's Ministry, please submit a request below.

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Life Groups

Life Groups are co-ed small groups that meet at different homes throughout the week. Most groups have between 8-12 people who meet to study God's Word, pray for one another, and share in fellowship. If you would like more information about our Life Groups, please submit a request below.

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Our workshops take place in a classroom setting, typically on Sunday mornings (though occasionally on weeknights as well). These classes range in topic from theological to practical, and are typically 8-12 weeks in length. Examples of past topics include: Biblical Foundations; Articles of Faith; Bible studies; Missions; Parenting; Marriage; Finances; Purity; and Lay Counseling. 

Upcoming workshops will be announced in the services and in the bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Bryon at

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