Global Mission

This is not your grandparents’ mission effort! Acknowledging that our world will be stronger when we can learn, share and grow together, Rock Spring made a commitment to being a global mission church. To become part of the global partnership network and receive updates about our work, please send an email request to

Upcoming Events

Churches for Middle East Peace Summit in June

Very likely you know about the ongoing violence in Palestine/Israel. Most of us wonder what, if anything, can be done to lower the fear and stop the oppression and conflict.  Here’s your chance to learn more and take some action.

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is holding its annual conference from 5:00 p.m. June 17 through 6:00 p.m. June 19 at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme, And Still We Rise, seeks to elevate the voices, contributions, and leadership of women peacemakers. Despite growing recognition of the need for programs that empower and equip women, and the fact that women make up the majority of students in Middle East universities, women’s voices remain underrepresented.

The event will be a multi-faith gathering where men and women are invited to hear from women working towards peace in their communities. The Palestinian ambassador to the U.N., Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, is one of the keynote speakers. Over three days, participants will discuss current realities; learn about grassroots peace efforts happening in the Middle East; receive tools to effectively advocate on behalf of peace and security for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people in the Middle East; and meet with US Government representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for peace in the Middle East. 

Churches for Middle East Peace includes an exciting array of church traditions and opinions, all seeking a just peace in the Middle East. Rock Spring is a partner church. 

For more information, go to and click on “Events” or talk with Bob Harris, Chair of Global Mission Committee.  He is going to the conference and welcomes company.  Marty Stansell-Gamm and Michael Bell attended last year’s summit.


Here are some books, films, music, and web links to help all of us learn more about our partnerships and connections around the world.

Rock Spring adopted the identity of a Global Mission Congregation in 2012.

We are reminded that we must conduct ourselves with kindness and humility even as we seek to counteract injustice anywhere and to stand in solidarity with its victims everywhere.

In 2012, Rock Spring decided to become a Global Mission congregation with a particular focus on the Middle East.

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