No method will ever get in the way of the message that we hold so sacred. No committee, bean supper or style of music will be more important than Jesus!
"Jesus told him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.'"
Next to God and Jesus, we love people. No matter your background, political persuasion (if you even have one), you are welcome and valued at Rutland City Church. It's the second greatest commandment:
"Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39
We do things with excellence. Whether in our environments, print material or ministry in general. Why? Because it honors Jesus—plus, He deserves it!
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Colossians 3:23
It's in our DNA, We will make more disciples and plant more churches. We take seriously the words of Jesus:
"Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20.
Jesus said Himself, "I did not come to be served, but to serve." He rescued us, and enlists us to join Him so that others would experience His love and salvation.
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28
We celebrate everything that God is doing -because He's worthy of all our praise! Clap, shout, whistle, cow bells, cakes, or you name it -we celebrate God and make no apologies!
"Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works... Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!" Psalms 150:1-6