Welcome to Real Life Community

We’re glad you’ve stopped by

You’ll hear us talk about three important areas of engagement for any person interested in walking with God. We hope you’ll take every opportunity to connect, grow, and share. The starting point for every one of us is a vibrant relationship with God in the context of community. On Sunday mornings, that’s what we’re all about – helping those connections take place. God loves you just like you are…but He has great dreams for who you will become in Christ! His goal is for you to reflect the likeness of Jesus with your life.
One way to start that process is by joining a Life Group. In Life Groups, we purposely help each other along the transformation process. God has shared His life with us in Jesus and by sharing His Spirit with us. That great gift is too special to keep to ourselves. The life God has shared with us is meant to be shared with the world through sharing our time, gifts, offerings, and story of life change with others. We’re constantly creating opportunities to help you share God’s life with the world.
Erik Gernand

Erik Gernand

Lead Pastor

Erik has been the Lead Pastor of Real Life Community since 2008. He formerly served as Young Adult/Preaching Pastor in Jackson, MI. Erik is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and holds a Bachelor's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.A. in Theology from ONU and an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Erik is passionate about people coming to know a God who is passionate about them. He is married to Ashley (our Worship Leader) and together they have three amazing children.

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