Ryan Sidhom

River City Church, Washington, Washington, Washington
Church Planter Apprentice, Lead Church Planter, Lead Church Planter
Vancouver Washington, Vancouver Washington, Vancouver Washington
River City Church
November 7

About My Family

Clarissa and I met at the University of Memphis and were married May 28, 2011. We’ve been blessed with the world’s two happiest boys. God called us both to ministry separately, but even while dating, we had a heart for church planting. We served at various church plants and older churches, trying to simply obey and be faithful in whatever season God had us.

As we learned more about the northern half of the U.S., our hearts broke for the lostness. While we had always envisioned planting in the South and staying close to home, we felt convicted about investing our lives in sharing the gospel where so many have never heard it. We had the opportunity to visit the Portland area for the first time in June 2016, and we were immediately blown away by the majestic beauty here. But at the same time, you can cut the spiritual darkness with a knife.

About My Church Plant

We are striving to reach those who are native to the Pacific Northwest and to raise up co-laborers from among the harvest. We are currently involved in heavy outreach within our community (42,000 people within a five-minute drive, 60 percent white and 22 percent Hispanic). We are heavily involved at our elementary school (726 students, Spanish Immersion School with about 60 percent white and 40 percent Hispanic families). We are heavily involved on campus at Clark College (17,000 students, 49 languages represented).

We at River City Church have a vision to plant 32 churches in 20 years. River City Church will function as a training and development center from which church planting teams are raised up and sent out. We currently have several individuals being trained through our leadership development pipeline.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

For the Lord to send us individuals who are willing to live every day on purpose and on mission. For our leadership, as we train people from among the harvest to become co-laborers in the ministry. For young men and women to come alongside us and be sent out as church planters to help us accomplish our vision of 32 churches in 20 years. For receptive hearts among the people in our community. For churches and individuals to partner with us and to give of their time and talents.

Participate

Move up here to live your life on purpose and on mission. Both long-term and short-term are needed. Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with our work. Commit to long-term missions support with us. Be involved in supporting us and the other missionaries and their families who come alongside us. Pray for our missionaries and co-laborers.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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