RCC Blogs

Feb 09
Welcome 24 New Members @ RCC! Posted By RCC Staff

On January 24 twenty four new members were added to the RiverLakes family.  The Membership class includes a review of our statement of faith, core values, mission, church structure and Next Steps pathway in a fun and interactive three hours.  Always a hi

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Feb 04
Change the Tape Posted By Milt Cole, Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care & Senior Adults

​Several years ago Tucker, my eleven-year-old golden retriever developed a brain tumor and it was necessary for me to have him put to sleep. He had been my best friend, my jogging companion and the passenger in my truck for years. As I was driving away fr

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Feb 02
Men’s Bowling Night Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Director of Men

What do these terms have in common; split, turkey, strike, spare, sleeper, re-rack, gutter, deuce, fellowship, disciple, pizza and Jesus? Well if you attended the 4th annual men of RCC bowling event on January 21 then you heard some of these terms…

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Jan 27
The Waffle of Joy Posted By Nik Crown, Director of Junior High

Just like any other kid, when I was younger I would get nervous while getting shots at the doctor’s office. I didn’t kick and scream and cry, but I definitely didn’t enjoy the experience because, you know, pain. And as much as I want to take credit for…

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Jan 14
Order Out of Chaos Posted By Ken Alvis, Associate Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

Over the years I’ve observed two recurring themes:  First, order is not natural.  When I consider my garage I’m amazed at how quickly it descends from being clean and organized into chaos (how many of us don’t even have room to park our car in the garage?

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Jan 06
Getting to Know Matt Vorhees Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

​My name is Matt Vorhees and I am a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father and a pastor. I was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from North High School in 1998. After attending Bakersfield College for three years, I transferred to Cal Poly…

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Dec 29
The Best 2016 New Year’s Resolution Posted By Ken Alvis, Associate Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

​Let me guess: You want to lose weight in 2016, or maybe just eat healthier. Or maybe spend less money and save more. How about spending more time with family and friends?

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Dec 23
Women’s Christmas Brunch Posted By RCC Staff

​“God With Us” was the theme of the recent Women’s Christmas Brunch.  And His presence and power were definitely experienced by all who were present on that special morning.

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Dec 18

The third leg of our Mission at RiverLakes is to “Go For Christ.”  This simply means we want to be a people who give our lives away for Jesus Christ’s sake.  Willing to give our lives away for Jesus is a key part of being His disciple.  A tangible way…

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Dec 07

​On Saturday, November 21 over 160 men attended a “Tactical Guide to Manhood” event which included breakfast.  The goal of the event was to answer what it means to act like a man, using the Bible as a tactical guide to manhood.

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