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Apr 20 2018
Investing in the Eternal Posted By RCC Staff

Have you ever pictured yourself: in faraway places, meeting new people, trying new words, or sampling unique foods?  Thoughts of the adventures ahead were certainly in the minds of seven from RiverLakes as they boarded the plane to Quito, Ecuador Summer 2

Mar 27 2018
Light in the Dark Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care

​All of creation lies within God’s providence. Here is the sovereign tension between what God allows and what God causes.  On one hand, God allows the sun to rise on the evil and the good. [Matt 5:45 NASB]  “so that you may be sons of your Father who is i

Mar 16 2018
Following the Example of Billy Graham Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

Recently, I had the privilege of watching the memorial service for Billy Graham.  It was a moving service that highlighted a life well lived for our Savior, Jesus Christ. The service was a celebration of the hope we have in Jesus because of his great sacr

Mar 08 2018
Faithful God Posted By RCC Staff

Greg McAvoy’s life was turned upside down in 2009 by a note left on his front door.  Greg recalled that it was a note from the sheriff’s department addressed to his ex-wife asking her to contact them and that the matter was urgent.  His ex-wife knew exact

Mar 02 2018
Don’t Treat Your Faith Like a Plane Ticket Posted By Nik Crown, Director of High School

​One of the questions I get asked the most in student ministry is “How come I don’t feel spiritually connected?”  And this might surprise you, but these questions generally come from students who have been saved, they are involved, they are not getting in

Feb 27 2018
Closing Time Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

When I was about 11 years old I had a dilemma. It was a real “David and Goliath” moment and it changed the course of my sixth grade experience. My predicament was I had a mother who had a deep desire to sew, yet she lacked the skill, and I was a preteen w

Feb 22 2018
It Started With a Casserole Posted By RCC Staff

When you think international missions and making disciples, you may think passport and foreign travel. Cheryl Iaconis will tell you for her, “It all started with a casserole.”  Wandering around the ministry fair at RiverLakes Church in 2015, she glanced a

Feb 13 2018
Step Out of Comfortable Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

Very few people like change in their life because change is one of the most difficult things for people to face.  A recent study found only one in nine people will make lifestyle changes (i.e. diet, exercise) even after they are told the changes would res

Feb 08 2018
Life in the Pit Posted By RCC Staff

It occurs every Monday from 10:45am to noon at 325 Roberts Lane in Oildale at trailer space #30.  There is no building, just a couple of tables and chairs and the sky overhead.  For the past five years a group of men from the “Pit” meet for lunch and fell

Jan 26 2018
Summer of Serving Posted By RCC Staff

​How many of us would intentionally choose to spend our summer vacation serving others, who don’t speak English and live in a place that is completely out of our comfort zone?