Our purpose is to re-establish the Tabernacle of David as the model for church life.
As in the Tabernacle of David, the worship of God is central to all we do at Real Living Ministries. We make REAL change in our culture by:
1) Equipping our tribe to be priests in their homes and to provide the gospel of salvation to our community in the work place, our neighborhoods, schools, etc.
2) Equipping and releasing disciples into the market place fully armed with the knowledge of who they are in Christ and the tools to make them supernatural at what they are called to do.
3) Activating spiritual gifts and inner healing in order to equip the saints to have ears to hear and eyes to see what God is saying and doing, empowering them with expectation for the supernatural and releasing them into our community as priests.
What is the Tabernacle of David?
The altar of sacrifice was central to the tabernacle of Moses. Prior to David, the priests were only given one day a year to minister to God; the rest of the year the focus was on the people’s sins. When David became King, he hired worshippers and musicians to minister to God 24 hours per day, seven days per week. In the tabernacle of David, the worship of God was central. It is the same at RLM.
With the heart of David, RLM is changing the model for church structure. Our emphasis is put on Jesus the King - looking forward to His second coming. The emphasis in the church has been to look back at His first coming - Jesus as Servant on the Cross. Holy Spirit is beginning to shift the Bride’s attention to Her Bridegroom. This shift will bring heaven to earth, empowering the saints to bring the salvation of Jesus Christ to the world. Moses had God’s structural design; David had God’s heart. We at RLM want both!
The Tabernacle of Moses had three parts to it and so does Real Living Ministries...
The Outer Court
In the tabernacle of Moses, the outer court was the place of atonement. The masses came to the priests who made sacrifices on their behalf for the forgiveness of sin. At RLM, we believe the market place to be the outer court. Those in covenant with us are being equipped as priests to provide the gospel of salvation to our community in the work place, our neighborhoods, schools, etc.
The Holy Place
The Holy Place was the place of worship and intimacy with God. Only the priests entered the Holy Place; it was not for the masses. We consider our Sunday morning church service to be the Holy Place. The worship of God is the focus on Sunday mornings, not man, and the RLM family is being equipped to be worshippers and strategic disciples of Jesus Christ. It is our passion to release disciples into the market place fully armed with the knowledge of who they are in Christ and the tools to make them supernatural at what they are called to do. We are dedicated to seeing supernatural moms on the PTA as well as supernatural CEO’s of large companies. If you want to be armed and dangerous with a strategy from heaven to walk in your destiny, come join us!
The Holy of Holies
The Holy of Holies was the place of God’s Presence. Here the priest encountered God personally. Our Unleashed Healing Center is what we consider to be the Holy of Holies. Our staff are trained tour guides, not travel agents. They are leading people into, not just telling people about, the secret place of the Most High or place of encounter with God (Ps. 91). We are activating spiritual gifts and inner healing. We are equipping the saints to have ears to hear and eyes to see what God is saying and doing, empowering them with expectation for the supernatural and releasing them into our community as priests.
Discover your own adventure at the Unleashed Healing Center.
We believe The Five Fold Ministry of Ephesians 4 holds the key to being the church instead of just going to church.
"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received… But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Eph. 4:1-6, 11-16)
The Flow of Ministry
The Apostle - Governs
The Prophet - Guides
The Pastor - Guards
The Teacher - Grounds
The Evangelist - Gathers
When the vision and revelation, coming from the Apostle and Prophet, are clarified and biblically grounded by the Teacher and guarded by the Pastor, then the Evangelist, with love and clarity from the other gifts, is able to gather the people.
It is a team effort. The gifts must learn to rely on and honor one another’s different perspectives to gain the whole counsel of God. God’s design is organic, explained as a body working together. Each person brings his or her unique part to the whole, working together in the bond of peace.
In our culture, there are Seven Mountains (think of them as “spheres” or “areas”) of influence, and we believe the church is being called to build influence and reclaim each of those mountains for the Kingdom of God. Below are the mountains and how to identify which you may be called too.
Religion: You have a passion to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ relevant and compelling to those
of other religions or ideologies.
Family: You have a passion to see the Gospel bring healing to marriages, restore loving relationships
in families, and in the family of God.
Education: You have a passion to see the Bible brought back into the educational system; as well as
work within the present system to see students brought to Christ and taught their God-given purpose.
Government: You have a passion to pray for or be involved with political issues and/or leadership,
to see the authority of Christ in our government.
Media, Arts & Entertainment: You have a passion for the arts and media and to see the Gospel spread
through these venues.
Protect & Serve: You have a passion to share God's love in the various fields of the military, first responders,
law enforcement and medical.
Economy: You have a passion for business and mobilizing financial resources for the Kingdom of God.
We are more than a church. We are an Apostolic Center. It is our calling and strategy to get the church into the people
rather than just people into the church. For too long church has been a place to go, not something that we are. We desire
to equip the saints for the work of ministry and release them into our city to be the church in the work places and
neighborhoods of our community.
The leadership of RLM is dedicated to equip you for your destiny and place in the body of Christ. Those in covenant with
us are not a part of RLM just to serve in church ministry; rather we desire to equip and release you into your purpose.
Our joy is made complete when you walk in your destiny!