We believe the purpose of our Apostolic Center is to glorify Jesus Christ.
We do this through genuine worship and discipleship of His followers.
The following Core Beliefs are the specific ways in which Real Living Ministries is fulfilling this corporate purpose. We take these beliefs very seriously and incorporate them in our worship, teaching, discipleship and fellowship.
We are committed to creating a safe place free of guilt and condemnation; treating everyone as Father God defines them; and equipping them to identify, activate and release their gifts for His glory. We focus on helping things go right rather than fixing what is wrong. We seek to understand rather than to be understood.
Ephesians 4:11 states that God has given five gifts to the body of Christ that together effectively equip the saints for the work of ministry. The apostle governs, the prophet guides, the pastor guards, the teacher grounds, and the evangelist gathers. It is our belief that the five-fold ministry with their distinctive anointing's, mindsets, and gifts create a network of relationships designed to bring the priorities of heaven to earth.
“…true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
(John 4:23) We want to be the kind of worshipers God seeks. We believe this requires team leadership and a reliance on the various gifts working together to gain the full counsel of God in our services. Our pastoral worship leader focuses on how the people are responding in worship, our prophetic worship leader is sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is saying and our evangelistic worship leader incorporates praying for others as we worship.
We are not a program-based church. We are committed to keep people praying rather than keeping them busy. We believe prayer is the great work of God. “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer” (Matt. 21:13)
Our mission statement is stated in our name. R.E.A.L. stands for Responding Entirely to the Affections of the Lord. We do this by getting real with God, ourselves and others.
Our realXperience is the curriculum we have designed to bring each person into spiritual maturity. Each year we have a theme for the year on which all of our Sunday messages are based. In all of this, we are continually keeping our fellowship focused on our vision and mission as a church.
We are committed to bust out of the status quo to ignite a dangerous passion for Jesus Christ that is contagious and transformational. We have paid staff members who have assignments in the market place as their pastoral responsibilities. Paul says, “Follow me as I follow Christ”. (1Cor. 11:1)
2 Tim. 2:2 say's, “Impart these things to faithful men who will in turn impart them to others.” With this in mind, our services are structured to make God feel comfortable and the mature saint equipped so that they will go out into the market place and compel those who haven’t yet to come to Christ. We are committed to applying 2 Tim. 2:2 to the world.
We are committed to stewarding our resources with a priority to invest in our faithful leaders. Our vision is to equip the saints to reach our community with the gospel.
Our children and youth are a vital part of our fellowship. They are learning how to see God, hear His voice and walk in the gifts and talents He has given them. Our children often join and are given opportunity to share their gifts in our regular service. Our strategy is to equip our parents to be the primary teachers of God's word to their Children. Therefore, we also offer parenting classes and encourage family devotions at home.
We are fully committed to the financial support of, prayer for, and imparting the vision for preaching the Gospel around the world. “And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Rom. 10:14)