Strengthening Community

Vince Hinders

When Mike Yang emailed the Elders in January and shared his idea to develop a greater sense of community in our church by making some changes to a Sunday service, we knew he was on to something good. Mike has a strong desire to see our church grow in “togetherness” and thus, the idea for Community Sunday was born!

Mike wrote, “About 20 years ago, I made a decision to join this church. Initially, it was the gospel-centered music and preaching that drew me. Over time, what kept me here was the Christ-centered friendships with people who were quite different than me and had my spiritual good at heart. I think we as a church have a ton more opportunity to experience the blessings of community. We have an opportunity to connect with saints of all ages, who came to know God from different parts of the U.S., to countries abroad like Ghana, China, England, Singapore, and Malaysia, to name a few; saints from many walks of life that have been on very different spiritual journeys. Let’s not get comfortable with what we have, but continue to connect and build one another up.”

So, on Community Sunday, April 30, we hope you’ll come prepared with a renewed mindset and get to know more about this family that God has blessed us with. Here are five things we’ll do differently that day:

  • Seating Change
  • Child-Friendly Worship Songs
  • Child-Friendly Message
  • Shorter Service (10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
  • Share a Meal Together

Invite your Friends – Being together is a great thing, and so is inviting others to join our community!  This would be a great Sunday to have your neighbors, co-workers, and friends experience church life with us.

We’ll provide more detailed information on the website and via the RGC Connect about how all of this will work, but in the meantime, please make plans to join us as we grow together in our love for the Savior, each other, and our neighbors.

Mark reminded us in his March 26 message from Ephesians 2:11-22 that we are united in Christ and that the church is God’s community. We look forward to seeing you on April 30 as a visible reminder of how the Lord is at work in our local community at RGC.