It is estimated that one third of the population in the United States follows motorsports. As a motorsports ministry for more than forty years, Team RFC® is just touching the tip of the iceberg in the world of motorsports. Even though Team RFC® covers more than 2000 events per year—there are literally hundreds of events every weekend in the US, which translates to thousands per year. The fields are ripe for harvest—and the Team RFC® goal is to send out harvesters to work the fields…even in motorsports!
The objectives of Team RFC® for the past decade has been to have many more volunteer chaplains serving in all fifty states, continue to increase the number of events covered, disciple more people, and eventually have a track chaplain at every racetrack.
Team RFC® currently has chaplains in thirty nine states in the US, and chaplains in Australia and Canada. Managing hundreds of chaplains covering thousands of events is a large responsibility. We currently have an Executive Staff, seven Regional Directors, and three other series' Directors, along with Assistant Directors in place, in preparation to manage double the number of events we are currently covering.
Team RFC® educates our staff to look for prospective new volunteer chaplains wherever they may be found, i.e. at an event, at church, at work, or anywhere when the opportunity to share the vision of Team RFC® arises.
More than one third of Team RFC® chaplains are ordained or licensed. Most chaplains attend a handful of events per year, some only one event, while others attend up to forty events per year. Team RFC® is capable of attending many more events based on the number of active chaplains currently on staff—we will have more chaplains in the future.
By recruiting more chaplains, we become proficient at ministering to more people in the world of motorsports. By recruiting chaplains in other countries, we're capable of literally sharing the Good News internationally, as we corporately intercede for more people everywhere to be brought into God's kingdom.
The mission of Team RFC® is to serve people in the world of motorsports in the name of Jesus Christ through providing fellowship, pastoral care, evangelism, and service. Our statistics prove that Team RFC® is indeed fulfilling the call to accomplish the Great Commission that's spoken about in Matthew chapter 28, “Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Even though the slow economy has impacted the racing world negatively over the past few years, there are still adequate signs that the Good News is being received by more people than ever in the world of motorsports. At many events across the land, people are coming to Christ, and many are rededicating their lives to the Lord.
Team RFC® has grown from a mere fellowship of a few men in 1971 to the largest motorsports ministry in the world. Simply looking back over the past twenty years, Team RFC® has grown from only covering 150 events to more than 2000. In 2001, Team RFC® only had 67 active chaplains serving in the field, and today we have over 300. But this growth cannot be measured in sheer numbers of events attended or numbers of people who attend our services.
Through the years, thousands of lives have been impacted through the efforts of our chaplains, the Executive Staff leadership, and by the Board of Directors who have been guiding this organization to be a ministry of integrity by which thousands of people in the racing community have come to know the Lord, and grown in their walk with Jesus in the world of motorsports.