CREATING COMMUNITY. BRINGING HOPE. SHARING JESUS
Our vision is to be a growing church, full of people who are passionately committed to reaching others with the Good News of Jesus.
We Value People
People matter. Each person on this planet has great value and worth because we believe they are made by God and in his image. Through our words and actions we want to show others that they matter. This extends to people of all faiths and none.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful" (Psalm 139)
We Value Growth
We want to see Jesus grow his church in number but most of all we want to see growth in our lives. We want every person to grow into and become all that God intended and we exist to help one another discover what that means. We are all at different stages in our lives and in our faith journeys.
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen".
We Value Service
We are a church that is intentionally outward focused. We are not a religious club but a community who are seeking to serve others in the name of Jesus. Please visit our ministry page to find more information on how we live this out.
"Christian brothers and sisters, you were chosen to be free.
Be careful that you do not please your old selves by sinning because you are free. Live this free life by loving and helping others". ((Galatians 5v13)
We Value Stories
We each have our personal stories of how knowing Jesus has changed our lives for the better. We value the way each of our stories are different and our desire is to share them relevantly, graciously and lovingly with those who do not know Jesus.
"Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it".
We Value the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit works in our lives to make us more like Jesus.
At RCC we will leave space in our gatherings for quiet and reflection, allowing time for the Holy Spirit to work in people's lives.
We also have a core team who can pray specifically for people if needed.
"And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us". (Romans 5v5)
We Value Prayer
Prayer is vital to the health and growth of God's people and his church. It is though prayer that God moves in people's lives and circumstances. God also calls us to pray for individuals, communities, our nation and the wider world.
At RCC we want to teach, support and help each person discover what it means to pray and to see God at work in their lives. We are on a journey together and we are all learning!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God". (Philippians 4v6)