News from the Elders: March '23 Recap
on March 29th, 2023
PRAISING THE LORD FOR AN AMAZING TRIP TO ISRAELRecently, 54 of our people at RCC returned from an amazing 10-day trip to the Holy Land in Israel.  Besides visiting many of the sites where Jesus walked, and seeing where several stories we read about in the Bible took place, the group was treated to amazing teaching from Matt Vorhees, Dave Champness, and Brent Van Elswyk and formed lifelong friendsh...  Read More
The Three Presses
on March 23rd, 2023
When you visit the Holy Land, a common stop during your tour will be Nazareth Village, an outdoor museum depicting what daily life in Galilee was like during Jesus' time. The ancient land was preserved on the grounds of the Nazareth Hospital. Archaeological excavations unearthed  unique treasures below the surface including watchtowers, an ancient winepress, and a spring-fed irrigation system. In ...  Read More
The Power of a Renewed Mind
on February 17th, 2023
Many people feel great pressure to conform to the cultural influences that are all around them, or they struggle under the grip of circumstances that interrupt their normal rhythms.  In his letter to the believers in Rome, Paul provides an anecdote concerning how to overcome this daily battle that plagues so many people.In Romans 12:1-2, Paul is like a coach who is encouraging and challenging an a...  Read More
News From the Elders: January '23 Recap
on February 1st, 2023
THANKFUL FOR THE 2022 CHRISTMAS MISSIONARY OFFERINGIn keeping with our tradition at RCC during the Christmas season, we took a special love offering for our supported/endorsed missionaries.  As a result of RCC’s generosity and support, this special “above and beyond” love offering generated over $65,000.  Thank you for reflecting the love of Christ to our missionaries through your faithful and gen...  Read More
The Gospel vs. the American Dream
on January 31st, 2023
Bethel Church hosted Kenneth Copeland, one of the foremost prosperity gospel preachers, in their pulpit on January 8 of this new year. The American Dream has become ingrained into every part of American life and culture, and the church is no exception. Many preach a false gospel, a prosperity gospel, that is totally against what the Word of God teaches and contrary to the example of Jesus and his ...  Read More
When Your Ship is Sinking
on January 5th, 2023
Here is the scenario: You are on a ship, and it is sinking. What would you do? How would you handle your final moments? As you ponder this, here is the story of how one man handled his last moments before his ship sank. Daniel Draper was an English evangelical missionary to south Australia in the mid-1800s. He started thirty churches during his time there.After 29 years in Australia, Draper and hi...  Read More




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