Our VISION and VALUES

RFCC exists to Love God and Make Disciples

 

We believe that the Gospel is God’s GOOD NEWS that we can know Him, because of Jesus Christ.  If we believe in Jesus and commit our life to him, then we become what we refer to as a Jesus Follower, or Disciple.  A disciple is, simply, a true and faithful follower.  The Gospel communicates God’s perfect love for us. The Gospel connects us together because it unites believers by God’s Spirit. The Gospel message sends us to the world to share God’s perfect love.  
 
 
We realize that growing in your personal relationship with God is so important.  We believe that this happens in several environments:  time alone with God, in worship together, and in community.  We structure our worship services to encourage and equip you in your walk with Christ.  Growing is a process that never ends, and is one of our greatest investments.
 
God gives every believer special gifts to use in serving His church.  Those that belong to Jesus are the church.  That is why we have opportunities for everyone to serve.  Serving connects you to others and allows God to use your gifts for His honor.  It is so exciting to serve in the special way God has gifted you.
 
When we follow Jesus, we have God’s Spirit in us.  It is a natural connecter between believers.  God even tells us in His word that we are to be connected  together with other believers.  You were not designed to do life alone.  There is always someone who can understand whatever you are going through, and you are someone that is made to encourage others.

 

As RFCC becomes your church family we want you to be informed about doctrine and church practices.  We provide those taking the step into membership with specific documents, but want to offer the following as a basis of belief that many look to find common biblical ground.

 

We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that he exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 16:7-15; Hebrews 1:2-3

We believe that God created us to worship him and give him glory.

Isaiah 43:7, 21; Psalm 96:9; Matthew 4:10

We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping him but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in him.

John 3:16; Acts 2:22-39; Romans 3:21-24

We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative and must be received personally by faith.

John 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9

We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory.

Psalm 19:7-10; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

We believe that Jesus established his body on Earth in the church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Colossians 1:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9

We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.

Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 3:12-25; Hebrews 10:24-25

We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the church, as Christ’s body, is to show his love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through acts of loving service and a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.

John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:8

We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide, and this church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.

Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Timothy 2:3-4