The Heart and Soul of
What makes RLCC unique
There are many churches out there but
RLCC is unique.
Our church is unique in that we have a
unique identity and unique way of doing
things. This presentation was created to
help people understand who we are and
how and why we do what we do. We hope
that as you read, you will be able to capture
what RLCC is all about.
RLCC exists to reconcile the world
with God and with each other by
building communities of faith for
every people group in every
strategic area by the power of the
Holy Spirit for the glory of God (2
Cor 5:16-21; Rom 1:1-7).
The vision of RLCC is to become a
community of communities where
the presence, power and purpose
of Christ are fulfilled in and through
each one (Eph 2:14-21; Rev
Relationships (Rev 2:1-7)
Endurance (Rev 2:8-11)
Accuracy in the word (Rev 2:12-17
Lifestyle integrity (Rev 2:18-29)
Indwelling Holy Spirit (Rev 3:1-6)
Faithfulness in ministry (Rev 3:7-13)
Enthusiasm (Rev 3:14-22)
Bible - It's the only word of God, holy, inspired
and without errors in the original manuscripts (2
Eternal Life - It's only by grace through faith in
Jesus Christ, but faith in Him without works is
dead (Eph 2:1-10).
Lordship of Christ - Jesus is the only way, the
truth and the life, and He is truly man and truly
God in one Person. Therefore, there is one God
in three Persons – the Father, the Son and the
Holy Spirit (1 Tim 2:1-7).
Image of God in man - Distorted now by sin, but
it remains, and is the reason why sinful man
may seek or long for eternity (Rom 7:14-25).
End times – Jesus will come again to earth from
heaven, but we don't know when (1 Thess
Filling of the Holy Spirit – It’s the need of every
genuine believer, and is always experiential in
nature (Acts 10:44-46).
• Sanctification – God’s calling for each one
is not just for salvation, but also for
sanctification, for their situation in life, and
for service in the kingdom of God (Eph
OUR BASIC STRATEGY
Preach the Gospel (Rom 1:14-17).
Lead seekers to genuine conversion (Rom
Assimilate believers into the body of Christ
Nurture believers into faithful disciples
Train servant leaders and deploy them
OUR PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY
Change is good (Matt 9:16-17).
Order is important (1 Cor 14:33a).
Ministry is for everyone (1 Pet 4:10).
Maturity is an attitude (Phil 3:15-16).
Unity is essential (Eph 4:1-6).
Nurture is relational (2 Tim 3:10-15).
Improvement is a must (1 Tim 4:15-16).
Teaching is for life change (1 Tim 4:11-14).
Yes is better than no (2 Cor 1:18-22).
CHARACTERISTICS OF A REAL
LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
Saved people (Phil 2:1)
Single purpose (Phil 2:2)
Selfless pursuit (Phil 2:3)
Small group perspective (Phil 2:4)
Servant posture (Phil 2:5-11)
Steady progress (Phil 2:12-13)
Shining proclamation (Phil 2:14-16)
WHY PEOPLE NEED TO BE IN
We are created for it (Gen 1:27-28; 2:18)
We are attracted to it (Acts 2:42-47).
We are affected by it (1 Cor 15:33).
We are commanded to pursue and
maintain it (Eph 4:1-6).
We are perfected (i.e. we grow toward
maturity) through it (Eph 3:14-21).
HOW A PERSON BECOMES PART
OF A COMMUNITY
Must be a saved person (Acts 2:36-41).
Must apply for PDA (Matt 28:16-20).
Must be willing to fulfill chosen
commitment for at least five and a half
months or until the LIFE Group ends its
term. (Note: Your lifestyle during or in
between the LIFE Group terms are
evaluated before being accepted again in
the next term)
COMMITMENTS OF A
Accept without reservation the heart and soul of RLCC
Try your best to participate and help in the life and
ministry of RLCC according to your life situation (Acts
Tell your friends and loved ones about RLCC (Col 4:5-6).
Encourage them to visit RLCC especially
during Celebration Events (Heb 10:19-23).
Notify the leaders of RLCC if you need any kind of help
Discipline yourself toward living a life of godliness and
holiness so as not to dishonor the Lord and the
reputation of RLCC (1 Thess 4:1-12).
COMMITMENTS OF A
Prioritize and participate in the life and ministry of RLCC
Reach out and recruit new members (Acts 11:19-26).
Obtain sufficient training for works of ministry (1 Tim
Maintain godliness and holiness at all times (2 Tim
Invest in God's kingdom through RLCC by means of
tithing and other forms of faithful giving (Malachi
Serve in the ministry together with others (1 Pet
Encourage other members to fulfill their commitments
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES FOR BOTH
PARTICIPATING AND COVENANT MEMBERS
Stage 1: Initial evaluation
Stage 2: Verbal warning
Stage 3: Written warning
Stage 4: Temporary leave
Stage 5: Removal from PDA
See Matthew 18:15-20 for the basis of these