To be a church family that knows Jesus and makes Him known.
Mathew 11:28-30… Come all
Mathew 22:37-40… Love God and others
Mathew 28:18-20… Go!
HUMILITY, knowing all spiritual progress is by God’s grace.
WORSHIP that is passionate, reverent, expressive, and creative.
PRAYER that passionately seeks the Lord and intercedes for others.
WORD AND SPIRIT, merging biblical teaching with the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
RELATIONSHIPSthat strengthen, encourage, and test our maturity in Christ.
LEADERSHIP, developing and sending Christlike leaders according to gifting.
UNITY, seeking to maintain the “unity of the Spirit” with other believers.
OUTREACH with sacrificial love to a world in need.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Peter 1:20-21), and is the only basis for our beliefs (2 Tim 3:16). We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God, and therefore His inerrant Word. It is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live (John 17:17, Matt 5:18).
We believe that the One True God (Deut 6:4-5) exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these, being One God, are equal in deity, power and glory (John 14:11, 26).
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin (Matt 1:18-25). He lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By the blood He shed on the cross, He bought us eternal redemption and eternal life (Col 1:15-20). He died, was physically raised back to life on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to intercede for the saints (Rom 8:34).
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved (Eph. 2:8-10). Any person can enter into a saving relationship with God by confessing the Lordship of Jesus Christ and believing in His complete victory over death (Rom 10:9). This same grace from God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to repent from our sins and be forgiven and cleansed (Acts 3:19). The Holy Spirit sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ (Rom 8:29).
THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit (Matt 3:11). At or subsequent to conversion the Spirit fills, empowers and anoints believers, sealing them until the day of redemption of those who are in Christ (Acts 1:8, Eph 1:13-14). We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament (1 Cor 12:4-11), are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom of God and to empower and edify individuals to fulfill their unique callings (Rom 8:26), and the church to fulfill the Great Commission (Acts 1:8; Gal 3:1-5).
HEAVEN & HELL:
We believe that all will be judged for their decisions and actions (2 Cor 5:10). When the Christian dies he/she will forever dwell in blissful fellowship with God (Psalm 16:11). We also believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she will experience punishment in the lake of fire with eternal, conscious, and tormented eternal separation from God (Luke 16:22-23, Rev 20:11-15).
We believe in, and eagerly await, the literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the end of the age to consummate His Kingdom (1 Thess 4:13-17). We believe in a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious Church of unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit (Rev 7:9-10, 2 Thess 2:8).
OUR CHURCH CULTURE
One of our values is “Worship that is passionate, reverent, expressive, and creative.” We enjoy a diverse worship experience. When you attend our services, you may see people participating in a variety of ways; some dance or shout, while others sit quietly. We encourage people to engage in whatever way they connect to God best—while reverently taking care not to disrupt others’ ability to connect with Him.
Every Sunday, we offer SOAKED 4 Jesus children’s church to specially engage the kids (though they are always welcome in the Sanctuary).
Relatte coffee shop:
We love to relate! We want people to get to know each other and develop deep, joyful relationships. The coffee shop space, with free wifi, is open to all, any time the building is open. Coffee and snacks are available before and after Sunday services, Wednesday evenings, and during other special events. Out of respect for the worship environment, we ask that coffee not be brought into the sanctuary.
People dress in many different ways for our services and events. We encourage people to feel comfortable; come as you are!
Sunday start times:
Our Sunday service officially starts at 10 am, and we believe people get the most out of Sunday mornings by coming a few minutes early for some fellowship and coffee, then staying for the full worship and training experience. However, ours is a culture of liberty for those who choose to come at any time. (Children may be checked in between 9:45 and 10 am for children’s church.)
The word “communion” means fellowship, oneness. Some people refer to it as “participating in the Lord’s supper.” The bread and juice symbolize Jesus’ body and blood that were sacrificed to make us right with God. Just as the disciples shared this symbolic meal with Jesus, we share it together in worship each Sunday. It is also a time to repent and commit our hearts afresh to the Lord (Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).
Everyone who has given their heart to Jesus as their Savior is invited to join in communion at ROL. You can take the bread and juice from one of the corners of the room, and find a place with others or alone to pray and receive it.
If you’re not sure how to pray, you might pray like this: “Jesus, thank You for all You have done for me! I receive Your body and Your blood as my complete source of salvation, righteousness, healing, freedom, and truth! I remember and celebrate You as I eat and drink now. I love You Lord!”
Two of our values are unity among believers, and “relationships that strengthen, encourage, and test our maturity in Christ.” We seek a culture of humility and transparency, one in which conflicts are approached directly—and sooner than later. We believe in the biblical model of conflict resolution: seek resolution one-on-one with the other person; if the conflict continues, enlist the help of one or two others; finally, if necessary—ask for the help of your church (Matthew 18:15-17).
Talk with a group leader or pastor if you need advice about resolving a personal conflict. If you have a conflict or concern about the church, you are encouraged to speak directly and openly with a pastor. For couples, we also offer marriage coaching to work—and grow—through conflict.