"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV)
As members of the household of God, we seek to build our lives upon Christ and our ministry according to His plan. We believe that every time we gather it should look like the household of God. If you plan visit or join the Real Life family, you may find this "blueprint" of our ministry to be helpful. It is not an exhaustive list, but is a snapshot of how the individual ministries of RLF fit together. If Real Life Fellowship were an actual house, it would look something like this:
A place where the family gathers and guests are welcomed. A good place for conversing and connecting.
Men's and Women's Bible studies
Young adult leadership development
Story of God
An open space where anyone from the surrounding community can visit. A good place to invite.
Post-high school ministries
This is where the work of keeping the household running happens. Our hospitality flows out of what is done here as we each serve and give of our time and talents.
Doughnuts at the DeWaard’s
This is where the family gathers to connect, share stories and a meal, and simply enjoy one another's company.
Organic smaller groups
The street connects us to the rest of the world; whether it's the surrounding neighborhood or the other side of the globe, the street is what takes us out and, at the right time, brings us home again.
Sending off missionaries
Holland Rescue Mission Graduation
Other faith communities/connections