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Jul 20 2017
Aging Out or Just Aging In? Posted By RCC Staff

How does one gain the confidence to say, “Yes” when the Lord presents an opportunity? How does one know when an outreach ministry is for them?  “You have to go and try to know,” Cheryl Levey says. Her response to the question about walking through doors o

Jul 13 2017
Hope For Troubled Times Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

In the midst of the overwhelming troubles of life, where can we find hope?  Our hope is in Jesus.  Jesus told us in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble.  But, take heart because I have overcome the world.”  Our hope is in Jesus and the promis

Jul 06 2017
Never Too Far Gone Posted By RCC Staff

​“We were so done with each other and checked out.  It was over,” said Lynnsey Stallings regarding her 11 year marriage to husband Kevin.  What followed was an eight month separation, filing for divorce, bitterness, anger, lack of communication, and three

Jun 28 2017
​The Wisdom of Discernment Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care

We’ve all heard the phrase: Hindsight is always 20/20. And most, if not all of us, have made decisions we would love to take back if we could. Well, of the many gifts that God bestows, wisdom and discernment are the two which are designed for daily use by

Jun 20 2017
Speaking the Truth Posted By RCC Staff

As a peer counselor at the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, Krista Ader’s first task when she meets a new client is to determine whether she is “abortion-minded” or “abortion-vulnerable.” It’s a weighty subject for even the most seasoned counselor.  But reg

Jun 13 2017
You Go Where You Look Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

It was a regular day in Bakersfield in the month of August, great air quality and a “dry heat” kind of a day. I was in day two of a motor school, learning to ride a motorcycle so that I could patrol the streets of Bakersfield in a much more efficient and

Jun 12 2017
Intentional Trust Pt. 2 Posted By Esther Farmilo

What do you do during times of doubt and confusion? When you almost feel betrayed and ripped off? Come on God, we have sacrificed everything to come here! (How very loosely we use the word “sacrifice” in contrast to Christ’s sacrifice for us!)

Jun 08 2017
Tapestries Posted By Nik Crown, Director of High School

​In a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode named “Tapestry,” Captain Jean-Luc Picard is given the chance to change a mistake that he made in his youth. After making the change, he finds that not only is he not the captain anymore, but also is now a

Jun 04 2017

​Darren was a racecar driver. Back in Australia he raced Lightning Sprint Cars for a good 15 years. That’s what he did before we met. When he wasn’t working as a cabinet maker, he was under a car, in a car, at the hood of a car, tinkering, fixing, alignin

Jun 01 2017
How Can I Help You? Posted By Milt Cole, Pastor of Pastoral Care & Senior Adults

John Wooden, one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, made the statement, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” The greatest example of that was none other than Jesus.