Mission and Vision

Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).  His message was simple as we quote from Mark 1:15 - “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (NASB20)

After Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after He was crucified, and before He ascended back into heaven, He commissioned the disciples to 19 Then going, make disciples [in] all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to keep all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you all the days, until the end of the age.” (Mat 28:19-20 as translated by Pastor Rendahl)

It is the purpose of Christus Rex Lutheran Church of Rio Rico, AZ to equip the saints of today and tomorrow in the model our Lord Jesus specified.  Our vision is to provide a sanctuary from the evil of this Age for souls weary of the journey through life.  We accomplish this by offering classic biblical teaching and preaching which endeavors to hold close to God's word, so help us God.

We understand we are forgiven by the grace of God.  We didn't nor could we do anything to redeem ourselves; it had to be done by God the Father sending His one and only Son to redeem us, and the Holy Spirit then being sent to us to empower us to believe.  It is in this humility and gratitude we endeavor to be God's people and provide a place for God's people to meet and grow in the true faith.  We sometimes fail, but that does not dissuade us from continuing to accomplish the mission our Lord Jesus left us just before returning to heaven to work while it is day.