Growing, becoming, transforming, changing, morphing, and journey are all words that you will hear a lot of at RBC. All followers of Jesus are in the process of change. This is what we are about as a church. We are very aware that we all have a long way to go in this process, but we are purposeful about joining God on the journey of life to become all He has called us to be. Take a look around our Grow page. Listen to a sermon. Read the manuscript. Use the study guide to dig deeper. Better yet, why not come with us on our journey by joining a Growth Group.
What's a Growth Group?
A Growth Group is a small group of people (usually no more than 12 people) who are committed to helping each other become all that God has created them to be. Most of the groups meet in homes throughout Richmond and Delta on different days of the week. They all follow a similar format.
The group gathers at an agreed upon time and begins with an informal time of fellowship around coffee and snacks.
Next they sing some songs together to praise God.
Following the worship time they dig into a study of the Bible. Most of the groups will study the theme and passages from the previous Sunday sermon. The main goal to apply what the Bible says. The main question will be, "How do we actually put into practice what God, in His Word, says to do?"
Finally they will pray for various needs that the group has and for those outside their group. They will pray for the church, that God would use it to bring His peace and hope to those outside its walls.
Groups will also have a ministry project that they choose to be a part of. These will vary depending on what the group is passionate about. It could be that a group will help to serve at a street mission, or help support a ministry to refugees, or encourage single mothers, or volunteer at a pregnancy crisis centre. Whatever they decide to do it will be a way that they can love and serve those outside the walls of the church.