Dear ROL Family & Friends,
In times of turmoil throughout Scripture, God’s people have one course of action: come together and seek the face of the Lord.
This is a unique opportunity for us to gather as a church family and once again plant our feet on the Rock that is Jesus Christ. He is our answer to destroyed buildings, sickness, fear and cultural turmoil.
It’s time to make a commitment. Why? Because we’re each buying back into the mission Jesus gave us, to make disciples and teach them His commands. Loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength includes things like our time, our talents and our finances.
We’ve said from the beginning that the Restore Initiative is not just about giving money to construct a new building. Our focus is on a worship center that will serve as a vehicle to accomplishing our mission to be a church family that knows Jesus and makes Him known. We want a fresh experience of the Lord’s great love, which will then refuel our passion for Jesus, leading us to share the gospel with our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members.
River of Life Church has a unique place within the city-wide church because you have unique access and relationships to the lost in the Cedar Rapids area. The building matters because of where God has assigned us in this geographic region at this time in history.
Our new building will be a place where the lost and broken can find a refuge from the ravages of sin and be born again into new life in Jesus. When you think about “your one” who does not yet know Jesus, we want you to dream of having them come into our building, to hear the gospel and to be changed forever as they turn from sin and give their life to Jesus.
Yes, we are committing to give our money to the building of our worship center, but regardless of what the Lord may be leading you to give,this is a time for us to be together as a church family. We will lean into Jesus, trusting Him to lead us into the future. There is no need to feel shame if you are not able to give a large amount. Giving to the work of God has always been about a joyful heart and a sacrificial act of love for the Lord. Where your heart is when you give matters so much more than the actual amount.
We face a moment in our nation and in our community where we desperately need the Lord to step in. Our tendency is to wish things back to the way they were, when it felt easier and there was less cultural pressure against biblical beliefs. Instead, we are to seek the Good Shepherd who gives us more than the leftovers of yesterday but makes all things new. We pray that you will join us in witnessing what God desires to do in and through River of Life Church.
In Love, Pastors Steve and Marcus
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