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RCC MANIFESTO


Through Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit,

RCC aspires to...


GATHER

* to connect and experience community (Ps 133:1; Jn. 17:23)

* to heal, strengthen, and grow through instruction and love

  (Eph. 2:21-22; 4:12; 1 Thes. 5:11; 1 Tim. 1:5; 1 Jn. 3:11)

* to pool our resources and energies for efforts that require it

  (2 Cor. 8:1-14, 9:12)

* to know God for who He truly is, so we can share that

  knowledge with others (Jn. 17:3; 2 Pet. 1:1ff; 3:18; 1 Jn. 1:5-7)

* as a safe place to doubt, ask questions, and wrestle with

  important matters without fear of rejection or ridicule

  (Gen. 32:28; Matt. 11:1-7; 1 Tim. 1:5; 6:12; Jas. 1-5)


SCATTER

* for the benefit of the world (Lk. 24:47; 2 Cor. 5:20)

* to represent God in all we do (Matt 5:16; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:15, 20)

* to be church as a people, not a place (Rom. 16:5; 1 Cor. 16:19)

* to live authentically and vulnerably, refusing to pretend

  (Rom. 12:9; 1 Cor. 4:4-5)

* to be inclusive not exclusive (Acts 10:34-35; 17:25-27; 1 Jn. 2:2)

* to treat every human being as enough and worthy of love

  (Gen. 1:26; Jn. 3:16)

* staying engaged and connected with the hurting and

  disengaged

* to be the change we wish to see in the world (Rom. 12:1-2)

* to enjoy life as flourishing human beings to the glory of God

  (Ecc. 2:24-25; 3:12-13; 5:18-19;9:7; 1 Tim. 6:17)