Our Vision and Mission is based on Acts 2:41-47
RBC’s core values are very easy to remember. We use the action word “ARISE”.
Adoration [vv. 42, 43]
- We love God and declare His matchless worth in corporate worship and in every area of life. We practice adoration of God in the celebration of communion, corporate prayer and singing.
Relationships [vv. 42, 46]
- We choose fellowship with others individually and in small groups, as we humbly and sincerely practice the “one another” commands of the New Testament. We encourage believers in Christ to share the spiritual gifts and talents God has given them so that the Body of Christ, and in particular, the local church, is built up.
Instruction [vv. 42, 46]
- We dig deep into God’s written word, the Bible, because it is foundational to spiritual growth, motivating spiritual maturity in all of our thoughts, words, and deeds and leading us to grow in grace and Christ likeness. As a church we practice this value during through our Sunday morning teaching time and in our small groups, as well as by encouraging personal Bible study and discipleship.
Service [vv. 44, 45]
- We serve others because service is a primary means of expressing relationship with Jesus Christ, and a vehicle for expanding and strengthening God’s kingdom. We choose to serve people within and without the church, reaching out to meet both spiritual and physical needs.
Evangelism [vv. 41, 47]
- We choose love for our neighbors as the beginning point for evangelism, and in that context of love, we take the initiative at every opportunity to build bridges with those who have not yet believed the gospel, and pursue opportunities to explain the good news that Jesus died to save people from sin and death. We encourage every believer to share this with those who don’t believe in Christ and to pray they will believe, be baptized, and grow as disciples.
Acts 2:42 states, “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”.
The church gathered to worship, fellowship, learn, serve and reach out. These core actions of the church reflect a deep work of grace in the person by their trust in the work of Jesus Christ.