Real Community Church

A LITTLE ABOUT US...

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.

LET'S BE REAL.

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

OUR VISION: THE WHY

Helping people become authentic followers of Jesus.

OUR MISSION: THE HOW

Experiencing GENUINE Love.

Encouraging REAL Relationships.

Equipping HEARTS to Serve.

OUR VALUES: THE WHAT

We believe in being REAL, which means being transparent about the good, the bad, AND the ugly. We believe church should meet people where they are in life and then use contemporary language and popular culture as a way to share God’s timeless Truth.

We unapologetically teach Biblical truth. We believe learning God’s Word and then living according to His Truth is what following Jesus is all about.

We are called to GO OUT into the world instead of assuming the world will COME to us. We believe Jesus meant it when He told us to GO be His witnesses everywhere from our local community to the ends of the earth.

We believe people are inherently worshippers by their very nature. The question is, what’s our chosen object of our worship? We believe God is worthy of our BEST worship and that we should never allow a person, place, or thing to come before Him. Worship should be a lifestyle, not just an event.

We believe God created the HOME and the CHURCH to be the two most influential environments in our lives. When we PARTNER both together, entire families can be transformed by God’s love.

An outward expression of love will always be found in our desire to give. God modeled extreme generosity for us by sending His only Son to die on our behalf. In the same way, we want to be generous with our time, talents, and treasure.

Is an explanation really necessary?

A LITTLE ABOUT PASTOR SHANNON & FAMILY

Shannon and Hollie have been married 15 years, and have three children: Trinity, Corban, and Shiloh.  
 
Shannon is originally from Chicagoland, getting his start in Law Enforcement in his early 20’s prior to transitioning to full time ministry. He has served the local church in various roles ranging from youth pastor to senior pastor before planting Real Community Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. In his free time, he’s either hanging with his family, cycling, or indulging in a donut or three.
 
Hollie grew up a ‘military brat’ (her words!) and has lived everywhere from South Korea to Washington, DC to San Antonio, Texas. She met Shannon in Bible college where they spent several years traveling on a music team together. Hollie is an Elementary School teacher in the Lee’s Summit School district. In her free time, she loves hanging with the family, doing crafts, and dreaming of having more free time someday.

A LITTLE ABOUT PASTOR SHANNON & FAMILY

Shannon and Hollie have been married 15 years, and have three children: Trinity, Corban, and Shiloh.  
 
Shannon is originally from Chicagoland, getting his start in Law Enforcement in his early 20’s prior to transitioning to full time ministry. He has served the local church in various roles ranging from youth pastor to senior pastor before planting Real Community Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. In his free time, he’s either hanging with his family, cycling, or indulging in a donut or three.
 
Hollie grew up a ‘military brat’ (her words!) and has lived everywhere from South Korea to Washington, DC to San Antonio, Texas. She met Shannon in Bible college where they spent several years traveling on a music team together. Hollie is an Elementary School teacher in the Lee’s Summit School district. In her free time, she loves hanging with the family, doing crafts, and dreaming of having more free time someday.