Last week, we communicated in the service the vision for our church that we believe Jesus gave to us as we prayed for his leading. By way of review, this is what was shared. We believe the Lord’s vision for RBC is that we Glow, Grow and Go.
God is calling us to Glow: What does this mean? We will be a community in this world that is courageously, unashamedly, and obviously, Christ’s. How will this be achieved? God is calling us to Grow. We will be a community that grows people into maturity in Christ. And God is calling us to Go: We will nurture, equip, and send out inspired and effective servants of God into his world, and we will create spaces for people in our local community where their needs can connect with the presence and power of Jesus. A discussion document was made available which goes into more depth, and I encourage you to download and read it by clicking here if you do not already have a copy. This statement is not just words on a page; embracing it means to live it. Because of its importance, there will be a time after the service this coming Sunday for anyone who wants to come and talk with me about it – everyone’s input is most welcome!
We are also on the approach to Easter – that most profound of celebrations. I encourage you (if you are staying local!) to make space both on Good Friday at 9:30am and on Easter Sunday at 10am to journey with us as we in turn journey with Christ on his path to the cross and beyond.
In Him, Murray
The start of the year is a great time to get plugged in to one of the home groups that are operating in the life of our church. There is a depth of connection that often doesn't happen outside of these groups, so we encourage you to call one of leaders below or contact the church office for more information.
Wednesday Night Home Group - Next Wednesday Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Call 528 4401 for more information.
Wednesday Morning Home Group - Next Wednesday Home Group at the home of Joy Galt every third Wednesday at 10am. Call 948 8529 for more information.
Sunday Afternoon Home Group - This Sunday after the service Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. Call 528 4908 for more information.
The Lord's Vision For RBC
After our recent Sharing Service where we sought God's vision for our church, the church leadership were tasked with discerning God's voice through the many contributions. This Sunday, Murray will be sharing the results of this process. Please come along to this significant service.