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News from the Elders: August

Posted By RCC Staff On Wednesday, September 04, 2019

​REJOICING IN THE MEN’S HOMEGROWN BREAKFAST CONFERENCE

On August 17, 150 of our men attended the “Homegrown Breakfast Conference” to launch the Fall 2019 Men’s Ministry program.  After enjoying a delicious breakfast catered by Hodel’s, the morning was highlighted by personal testimonies from six of the guys participating in the Men’s program.  Each guy shared his unique personal life story and encouraged and challenged the men attending in their walk of faith with Jesus.  If you are interested in joining a Men’s small group this Fall, please contact Todd Farnsworth at the church.

PRAISING THE LORD FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER CAMP

For the first time, our High School and Junior High students participated in a combined Summer Camp experience.  Over 70 of our High School and Junior High students traveled to Quaker Meadows in August for a life-changing experience.  The theme of the camp was “Every Day Life” and a great culture of unity and trust was built between the students.  Two of the students gave their lives to Jesus and many more recommitted to live for Christ when they return to their ever day lives.  Praise the Lord!

LEADERS EQUIPPED AND PREPARED FOR FALL MINISTRY SEASON

Over 150 of our Lay Leadership participated in a Leader Training and Equipping Session on August 19 and 21.  In preparation for the 2019 Fall Ministry Season, Senior Pastor Matt Vorhees shared his heart for discipleship and where he believes the Lord is leading RCC into the future.  In addition, leaders were trained in small group discussion and shepherding dynamics, equipped in the areas of spiritual gifts and personality assessments and were provided opportunities that RCC will be involved in concerning local outreach serving initiatives in the Fall season.

GOD WORKED MIGHTLY AT THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (ICM) BANQUET

Close to 250 people gathered in our Main Worship Auditorium on August 8 to participate in the annual ICM Fundraising Banquet.   The highlight of the evening was ICM President Dave Champness sharing his heart to take the Gospel message of Jesus to the ends of the earth.  Dave painted a picture of the desired future for ICM and challenged the audience to consider the role they might play in God’s plan to reach the nations.  The Lord was highly exalted and all of the ICM’s financial goals were achieved. 

PIER 56 GROUP MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

Beginning on September 1, 2019, the Pier 56 Group (Fifth and Sixth Graders) will be meeting in the East Portable building.  The previous location where the Pier Group met was deemed inappropriate for our children to meet by our insurance provider.  As a result of this insurance audit, we investigated numerous options over a six month period.  After weighing pros and cons of all the options, it was deemed the most appropriate place for the Pier 56 Group to move was the East Portable.  We are excited that our fifth and sixth graders have a new upgraded room to meet in and look forward to the ministry that will occur with this group in the future.

INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

We are excited to celebrate with you what the Lord has been doing through RCC over the past year and look forward to where He is leading us in the future.  Please join us at the annual Congregational meeting on September 15 at 12:30pm in the Main Auditorium.  At this meeting we will highlight how the Lord has been working in and through our body at RCC and seek the approval of the congregation for the fiscal year 2019-20 budget and two Elder candidates, Ken Harlander and Darrin Singleton.  

 “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14-16

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