The mission of Racing Performance Ministries (RPM ) is to introduce the racing community (racers and fans) to a personal faith in Christ, growth in Christlikeness, and active involvement in a local church, through relationships that provide care, sharing knowledge of God’s word, and assistance in developing their leadership skills.RPM is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2003 by Jim Black. We do this working with the powerboat racing community, racers, and fans primarily in these ways.
The world of powerboat racing can be extremely stressful for the participants and their families due to the demands on personal time as well seo los angeles as the obvious physical dangers. RPM cares for the individuals by providing chaplaincy, counseling and visitation, and personal support through difficult times. In the event of injury, RPM can relay information to the injured person’s family, comfort them, and provide hospital transportation.
RPM offers opportunities for the racing community to learn and grow in knowledge of God through Life Issues Studies (LIS) held at the various race shops, prayer time (individually and collectively) and chapel services at the track.Small group gatherings are offered on race weekends to further study and explore Biblical applications to their busy lives. Interested individuals can also arrange for private Bible study with an RPM chaplain or designated representative.
RPM assists those in the racing community in developing leadership skills. Using Biblical principles, these individuals may become leaders in their local churches, initiate ministries of their own or begin the process of leading
others to Christ and helping them grow in Christ-likeness. It is our hope that as these Christian leaders rise up within the racing community, they will become positive role models for race fans at the track and around the world.
It is RPM’s objective to reframe catastrophe as an opportunity for growth and change in the lives of those in the racing community and to restore balance from the fragmentation of stress and hurts. Our goal is to provide chaplains who are trained for critical incidence stress debriefing as well as to develop a nation wide network of los angeles seo services counselors for referral once the community members involved are home. The result will be a meaningful readjustment to the new life that trauma brings. People become managers of stress and proactive in life challenges.
There are chapel services held each weekend for the racing community. Included in attendance will be the competitors, families, news media, officials, rescue personnel and fans.