RCC GroupsCommunity + The Word = Connection
Romans 15:5 (NIV84) “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,”
When the connections we have to other people become steeped in and shaped by The Bible, we can find the common life in Jesus Christ. The shared unity we find in groups can become life-giving and life-long relationships. Smaller groups are an opportunity to be in depth with people where we wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. The openness, trust and confidence created in true Biblical community can help us live for Jesus and each other.
The Word (aka The Bible)
Acts 2:42 (ESV) “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
To know Christ is to grow in Christ. In groups we want to develop an environment where real life questions can meet real life answers. We find those answers in the The Bible. The Bible speaks to all walks of life; to areas of both deep struggle and beautiful meaning. God’s Church unites under the teaching of the Bible; and smaller groups are littler versions of the larger Church. What we are called to be in the greater Church we learn to be in smaller groups first. All these things are facilitated and galvanized by the teachings of The Bible.
Hebrews 10:24–25 (ESV) “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
As people, we share commonality with others. Life’s joys and struggles need to be shared with people who can relate. In RCC groups, we make a commitment to gather each week to learn, serve, be in support or just have fun together. We find connection in our ages, life stages, occupations, interests and viewpoints. Most of all, we seek commonality under God and build relationships on that connection. We hold an open sign-up in late Summer/early Fall for groups that last throughout the school year. Other groups are formed and meet as deemed necessary by RCC leadership.