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Core Practices

We believe that following Jesus is not an easy thing to do. In fact, it is difficult and takes practice. Often we don’t get it right and it feels awkward but over time we believe that we can slowly learn to do the things that Jesus did as almost a second nature. We call these things, “practices.” There are a variety of good habits to develop in following Jesus but the following are the “core practices” of what defines the people of Real Life Community Church:

Hospitality– building bridges of genuine friendship with people who are far from God.
“[Jesus spoke up], ‘Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders – an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.’” (Luke 5:30; Msg.)

Community– committing ourselves to authentic Christian community because spiritual values are transferred best through relational environments.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Service– unleashing our unique gifting for the sake of the church and the world.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Worship– bringing to light God’s activity in the world through the corporate expressions of beauty and art.
“When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him.” (Luke 24:30-31; Msg.)

First Fruits– offering to God not our left-overs but the best of what we have, what we do, and who we are.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)