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Oct 19 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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

Sep 20 2017
Meet Danny Champness Posted By RCC Staff

“And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God!”  Micah 6:8 In his role as a law enforcement officer for the past 11 years, this verse in Micah 6 has guided Danny Champness in his decision-makin

Sep 13 2017
No Condemnation Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

The glorious truth of Romans 8:1 is that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  We don’t have to be weighed down by the guilt of sin, or stuck in the pit of Satan’s lies because Jesus has already taken care of our sin and guilt p

Sep 07 2017
Not About Us Posted By RCC Staff

On an outing to the mall, Jim Kliewer decided to forego going into a store with his wife.  He saw a bench where a man was sitting looking downcast.  Asking if he could sit down, Jim began a conversation with the man.  The man shared some of his life exper

Aug 25 2017
The Audacity of Truth Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

​Facials…one of the many beauty regimens women and dare I say some men, do to keep their skin, fresh, youthful and blemish free. Well last year right before our women’s retreat I decided to give myself a facial. Now for those of you who don’t know, I have