Weekend Plunge: Giving As Worship

Next Saturday, we’ll be gathering at the church for another Worship Night. You could probably ask anyone in attendance at Worship Night what they like best about it and get a different answer every time, but one thing stands out: it’s a night for connection. We gather together to sing in community, connecting to each other, but we also gather to give our Creator praise through song and experience greater connectedness with Him.

That unity of purpose as part of what makes Worship Night so impactful, but we also wants to magnify that impact. If we are blessed (and we are!), then we should be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2). With that in mind, at Worship Night, we’ll be taking an offering for our benevolence fund to support Real Life’s giving and outreach in our community!

Here are a few of the ways we’ve been able to funnel blessing into our community via the benevolence fund:

  • over a dozen pairs of shoes for Riverview Elementary students
  • a care package for a local student with leukemia
  • t-shirts for the Gaiser Middle School track team
  • monthly meal support for a Riverview student’s family while their mother goes through chemo
  • Christmas gifts for kids in our Real Life community

If you already tithe and you’re feeling a call to do more, additional giving to the benevolence fund is a great way to support Real Life Church’s mission beyond our walls. Worship Night may be a great opportunity for you to bring a gift of your offering as well as your praise. We’re excited to see God work in us at Worship Night, and to continue to see His good work done in our larger community!

Worship Wednesday: “New Creation”

Spend a few minutes in worship this morning! This is one of the songs we’ll be singing this Sunday during our special youth Sunday! The students and leaders of RLSM have been working hard, preparing to participate in every aspect of the service, from ushering to worship to the message. If you’ve ever wondered about what RLSM does or the impact it’s been having on our teens, you won’t want to miss this Sunday!

#RLStory: What Are You Reading?

This #rlstory was submitted to us by Peter:

As I was getting ready to pray this morning I flipped my bible open and it opened to Mark 11:22-24…

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Pretty amazing that when I was looking for a verse to connect before I prayed in the morning that this would be the verse my bible opened to!

Thanks for sharing, Peter! We love hearing how reading the Bible is impacting your daily lives. Email us or leave a comment to share yours!

Next Steps: Ownership

Last Sunday, we talked about taking the next step of ownership. We believe every follower of Jesus should belong to a local church and take ownership of that church. This includes serving, giving, and participating in biblical community.

Why Ownership?

Members have rights, Owners have responsibilities. As a member, your mindset is to be served: if something is broken, you tell the attendant and they fix it. However, that is not how Jesus teaches us to live if we’re following Him. In fact, He said of Himself:

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
 Mark 10:45 (NLT)

Watch Sunday’s sermon for more details:

It’s not about me!

As an owner at Real Life you have the responsibility to bring all your talents, expertise and gifts God has given you with eyes looking to serve others. It’s funny but true that when we are looking outward in service and taking this important step to walk as Jesus did, we find a full and abundant life!

“…I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”

John 10:10 (The Message)

How do you become an Owner?

Getting together to learn about Ownership is required to become an Owner. At the end of that evening informational session, you’ll have an opportunity to take that next step and become and owner of Real Life Church. Childcare will be available and Ownership night is designed for anyone from 6th grade and up.

Is Ownership your next step?

Come and find out! At Real Life we regularly offer an ownership night where you’ll learn the vision and values of Real Life Church. We’ll explain the six values that we desire to grow in as we follow Jesus together: Experiencing, Belonging, Growing, Inviting, Serving and Celebrating. Through expressing these values together we help each generation find real life through a relationship with God and with each other!

Our next Ownership Night will be this Sunday, October 4 from 6-7:30 pm. If becoming an Owner of Real Life is your next step, you can sign up here.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about becoming an Owner of Real Life Church, don’t hesitate to stop by the Next Steps table or email: mynextstep@seekreallife.com.

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