RCC Blogs

Nov 06
Weep With Those Who Weep Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

Something I was challenged with early in my Christian life was to “remember in the dark what God has taught you in the light.” In other words, what you learn about God and life when times are easy and good are the very same things we ought to remember whe

Nov 03
In Christ Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

Here we are at the edge of Romans 8! We’ve gone through this incredible story. To wrap up, here are 8 truths that we’ve discovered in this rich chapter and 4 applications we ought to take away.  8 “in Christ” statements: 1. In Christ, I am free from any c

Oct 30
Know the Goodness of God Posted By Silas Sproul, Director of Junior High

To know God (That is, to know God as He truly is) is the single most important thing that we can do. Knowing God is a sanctifying and continuous experience. Romans 8:29 says, “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of

Oct 25
The Son’s Light in the Storm Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care

Storms and natural disasters have and will always be part of this fallen world’s existence. Now with the major advancement of technology, it is easier to forecast, broadcast and media blast the wildest and most opinionated predictions in real time. And, y

Oct 19
Part of the Family Posted By RCC Staff

What is the value of having a church family?  In an age when our culture is increasingly secular, there are great benefits in being in a family of like-minded believers.  Fellow brothers and sisters in Christ can encourage your faith journey, be a support

Oct 18
A True Friendship Posted By Bryce Patterson, Director of Technology & Creative Arts

One of my favorite movies of all time is Forest Gump. It is one of those movies I can watch over and over again. There are many great things about Tom Hanks’ character in that movie.  He’s an honest man, he doesn’t not lie, he’s a war hero, a football sta

Oct 10
Eyes on the Prize Posted By Nik Crown, Director of High School

​I can’t count the times that I have walked into a room and forgotten what I went in to do. I have gone to the grocery store and bought everything except the one thing I went in to get. In school, I often pondered the point of my existence while in a hist

Sep 29
The Future is Unlimited Posted By RCC Staff

It happened suddenly when after years of a destructive lifestyle Meredith Garrett says, “God gave me the ability to stop how I was ruining my life…cold turkey.  And I have never looked back.”  God’s grace on her life has been literally all-encompassing.

Sep 27
Led by the Spirit Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

Saturday, September 23, 2017 hundreds of people took part in the “Walk Like MADD 2017” fundraiser at Riverwalk Park here in Bakersfield. As we were walking, I was praying and thinking about Romans 8:14. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons o

Sep 21
Meet Bill Dickinson Posted By RCC Staff

“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23 This v