HELPING PEOPLE BECOME AUTHENTIC FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
Experiencing GENUINE Love. Encouraging REAL Relationships. Equipping HEARTS to Serve.
REAL COMMUNITY CHURCH IS LAUNCHING FALL OF 2018!
OUR JOURNEY WILL BE STARTING IN LEE’S SUMMIT, MO.
A lot is said about AUTHENTICITY these days. And why not? We trust AUTHENTICITY. We value AUTHENTICITY. We encourage AUTHENTICITY. In fact, even when we don’t agree with someone, we can still respect them if we believe they’re being AUTHENTIC.
Somewhere along the line, we’ve stopped being AUTHENTIC in church. Why? We all have our reasons. Maybe we’ve been hurt deeply in the past, maybe we have an image we want to uphold, or maybe we have some insecurities and just the thought of being ourselves– being VULNERABLE and REAL–completely scares us to death. Whatever the case might be, it’s an unfortunate irony when we quickly forget how much we value AUTHENTICITY from others while at the same time we’re actively putting on a mask ourselves.
The truth is, it’s incredibly difficult to spiritually grow if we’re not willing to be REAL and acknowledge where we’re actually starting from. Thankfully, when one person is willing to take off their mask and be REAL, that’s when others often feel safe to do so as well. It’s then that we find the kind of COMMUNITY, acceptance, and healing that only God can offer.
Besides, Jesus already knows who we REALLY are, flaws and all. And yet, He loves us as much today as He ever will!
This is our passion. This is our call. This is our mission.
“Don’t just pretend to love others. REALLY LOVE them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.”
— PAUL, ROMANS 12:9 NLT