Transition
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Transition

Transition Ministry Plans

During the search for a new pastor, the Church Board has decided to organize ministry in the season of transition by utilizing our existing ministries and ministry leaders, with a few adjustments/additions. After exploring several options and reviewing our current ministry structure, the Board felt confident that our existing ministries can serve the needs of the church for a season. That said, here are a few changes/additions we’ll be making in the short term:

One Service at 10am – [...]

“…Telling People about Jesus”
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“…Telling People about Jesus”

It was the summer after I graduated from High School. I spent most of my days driving the old, straight, country roads in Indiana that stretched between my house and my full-time job at Target. I spent the summer days stocking shelves, gathering carts, ringing people up and eating Tacos from the Taco Bell across the street. It was a typical teenage summer.

Except that it was the summer when I sensed the call to some sort of vocational ministry.

For one [...]

December at Real Life Community
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December at Real Life Community

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What a great time of year to celebrate Jesus together! December 2nd marks the beginning [...]

The Joy Box
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The Joy Box

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At Real Life Community, it’s never been about money.

There are endless stories of baggage folks carry around with them about churches and money…of how the ushers closed the doors until a certain amount was reached, or a pastor harped on it (and then everyone learned he was skimming off the top), or a deacon showed up to a member’s home to talk about how close the person [...]

Welcome New Youth Pastor – Sam Hattaway
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Welcome New Youth Pastor – Sam Hattaway

It’s a joy to welcome Sam Hattaway to Real Life Community as the newest member of our ministry team. Sam is a recent graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Youth Ministry. He grew up attending a Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina and is excited to enter into the Youth Pastor role at Real Life Community beginning May 20th.

You’re going to love Sam. He’s a contagiously joyful, great young man. We’re [...]

A New Thing – Group Life this Summer!
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A New Thing – Group Life this Summer!

At Real Life Community, one of our core mission areas of focus is GROWING in Christlikeness. Historically, this is known within the church as “discipleship.” We don’t just want people coming to Sunday services and making decisions to believe in Jesus. We want each person to press in to the transforming work of God in their lives so that they can reflect the image of their Savior in the world.

We have chosen to work toward this goal of GROWING in [...]

Children’s Ministry Update
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Children’s Ministry Update

Dear Real Life Community,

I am happy to be able to update you with some great news for our church family!

Because the Holmes family is moving in May, we have been searching over the past couple of months for a new person to provide leadership to the incredible team who serves in Real Kids. After several interviews and a time of seeking God’s direction, this past weekend we voted as a Church Board to extend a call to Ciara Cunningham to [...]

Message Series – The Good & Beautiful Community
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Message Series – The Good & Beautiful Community

There’s this great line in 1 Peter where Peter is reminding Christians that they are a part of something larger than themselves.

They belong to the Christian community.

He writes these words to them, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9

Chosen, royal, holy. God’s special possession. These are great descriptors of the community of people God [...]

Living in Exile – 1 Peter Message Series
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Living in Exile – 1 Peter Message Series

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Dear Friends,

It’s a strange time to be living as a Christian in the Western world. For several centuries, the Christian faith has been a sort of “default” in Western culture. If you weren’t Jewish or Muslim, it was assumed that you were “Christian.” Because of this, the Christian worldview, lifestyle and practices were commonly accepted and even foundational within culture.

The times, as they say, are a-changing.

Recent surveys [...]

Message Series – The Next 10
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Message Series – The Next 10

Hi Friends,

A few weeks ago, I started having some trouble with my vision. As I was reading, I noticed what seemed like a small piece of lint floating across my field of vision. When I jerked my head to the left and tried to swat it away from my eyes, it just lazily travelled across my field of vision and has remained “floating” around in my sight for the past several weeks.

I went to the Ophthalmologist last week and found [...]