We know these are strange times. We have been praying fervently and we hope you have been too. Things are changing quickly and we are doing everything we can to learn how we can adapt in order to continue to provide support, community, guidance, and wisdom while also taking all precautions to protect the vulnerable. Below you’ll see some updates to the ways we are conducting ministry. There are a lot of things we don’t know right now…but what we DO know, is that church is not a building and we as a church will CONTINUE to do the ministry God has called us too. We also KNOW that this is not bigger than our God. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR OUR GOD.
As information continues to unfold, stay connected by staying plugged into our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
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WEEKEND WORSHIP EXPERIENCES
We will be gathering ONLINE ONLY until further notice. We will have a live service format Sunday at:
9:30am | 11:00am | 5:00pm
Following the service it will remain available on Facebook and on YouTube. We hope you will choose to join us from the comfort of your living room! Grab a cup of coffee and worship and grow along with us. We hope you will participate in all aspects of a typical service.
It’s important to make sure our kids can experience God too. Click the links to for the latest worship experience materials.
BE A NEIGHBOR. NEED A NEIGHBOR.
We believe some of God’s greatest movements have always happened during some of the most unlikely moments. We believe God is going to unleash the power of His care, love, and kindness during this unforeseen time. There are two resources we believe are in high supply in the coming weeks – TIME and KINDNESS. So, we want to harness these resources to love our neighbors.
We’ve created the forms below to connect people who “need a neighbor” with those who want to “be a neighbor.” For example, maybe you are in the demographic of our community who is more vulnerable to COVID-19. We want to know what your needs are and be able to provide a “neighbor” to meet those needs. Or, maybe your schedule has just gotten a lot lighter over the next few weeks and you want to harness that time towards ways of being a neighbor to those in need. Click on one of the links below and connect with some of the great opportunities to help those in need.
If you find yourself with some unexpected needs during this season, let us know how we can help! Some examples might include getting groceries, running errands, help with childcare, or simply some prayer and encouragement! This also includes our “drive-by-LifeGroups” where someone will come visit you for an hour in your front yard!
Many of us find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. Why not use that time to help others?! We’re helping with deliveries, “drive-by-LifeGroups,” and just general encouragement!
Everything we have is the Lord’s. Giving to the community and to the church are acts of worship as we distribute His resources to those who are in need. They are an outflow of love and honor to God as we submit to Him through gifts.
Though we are meeting online, please continue your faithful generosity by giving online. If you have never set up online giving, there’s no better time than now! You may also mail a check to our office. Our church family is continuing to work hard during this difficult time and God is making an impact on the community through RLC. Thank you for your faithful giving.
Mailing Address: Real LIfe Church, 2714b Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, Ky 42104.
Text To Give: Text “Give” to (270) 201-7311 to get setup instructions.
COMMUNITY + LIFEGROUPS
We need each other more than ever. Even though we are needing to physically isolate ourselves, if we allow ourselves to be socially and spiritually isolated, that can have a detrimental effect on our mental health. We encourage you… REACH OUT to your community, to your family, to your LifeGroup and ministry teams. We truly are in this together. Below you’ll see some tools and suggestions for how to “gather” at this time.
CONNECT THROUGH FACETIME
FaceTime is one option for those with Apple devices (iPhones or iPads) When you’re on a FaceTime call, you can add more people to the call (up to a maximum of 32 other people) even if you didn’t start the call.
CONNECT THROUGH ZOOM
Zoom Meeting is an option for all types of devices. With a basic (free) Zoom account you can meet for up to 40 minutes with 3-100 people. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to being with zoom.
If you are looking for community, now’s the time to sign up for a group. Sign up HERE.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO START USING ZOOM
- Download Zoom program from the download section. DOWNLOAD HERE
- Start Zoom and Join the Zoom Test Meeting at https://zoom.us/test
- Start the Zoom Program and enter the group meeting ID to Join a meeting or start a
- Meeting with your personal meeting ID.
- Reminder that when sharing videos that the video is best played being downloaded directly to your computer and not played on the website.
- To End a Meeting simply hit leave meeting in the bottom right of Zoom.