Our vision, in obedience to God, is to become a community that reaches out to people in need to lead them to salvation and growth in Christ.
- The One true God exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1, Acts 5:3-4)
- Jesus Christ is God’s virgin-born one and only Son. (Matthew 1:18,20,22-25, Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 2:5)
- The Bible is God’s inerrant written Word. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 10:35, 17:17)
- Christ died for our sins, was buried and was raised on the third day. (Isaiah 53:5-6, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Acts 13:38-39, 1 John 1:7)
- By grace we are saved through faith. (John 1:12-13; 3:6-8, Ephesians 1:13-15; 2:8-9)
- “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life.” (1 John 5:12)
- The Holy Spirit lives within all believers. (Matthew 28:5-6, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 7:25-26, 1 John 2:1-2)
- The Church is the Body of Jesus Christ. (Romans 12:5, Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 5:23)
- The local church is a fellowship of baptized believers. (Ephesians 1:22-23, James 1:27, 1 Peter 2:12, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 12:13, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:7-8)
- The gospel is to be preached to all the world. (Matthew 28:19,20)
- Jesus Christ, the King, is coming again! (John 14:2-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
- We are committed to God-honoring and personally meaningful worship.
- We are committed to reaching out to lost people.
- We are committed to discovering and using our spiritual gifts.
- We are committed to effective and relevant teaching of biblical principles.
- We are committed to being a community of relationally connected believers.
- We are committed to discipling believers to full obedience to God.
- We are committed to, through prayer, be dependent on God and be led by Him in all we do.
Salvation is the word we use to describe being in a completed relationship with God through His grace, made possible by the death of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. Through salvation, we become fully accepted members and participants in God’s kingdom. We are family (See Romans 8:1). Salvation includes the future gift of eternal life in heaven when we die, but it also includes a present gift of grace, peace and joy as we grow deeper in a love relationship with God.
If you are not sure what this means, or have questions about Jesus’ role in your life, contact Pastor Kevin.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and a public declaration to follow Jesus and to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to a person’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It is prerequisite for us for full church membership church membership.
At RBC, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. However, we welcome families who would like to have their children dedicated where parents make promises for themselves and family, and our church makes promises to raise the child to learn about Christ and be a disciple.