It's About People

Launching the new RCC Centennial location reminds me that everything we do is ultimately and always about people. I was working with our setup team last weekend before the service and  reminding them that all our effort is directed at creating a great place for people to encounterJesus. This team works so HARD! They get there early to lift, push, pull, construct, build, and arrange. They turn an elementary school into a church! It’s  work. Especially considering how early we have to get out of bed.

But, it’s worth it.

It’s worth it because it’s about people. We do what we do to create the best possible environment so that people can hear the great news about Jesus Christ.

This week I received this email from Susie, who has been attending our new Centennial location.  This is why we do what we do.

Hi Joe & Cheri,

My name is Susie Vajtay, and I’m friends with Liz Young. We spoke this past Sunday outside as we were leaving the service.  I attended your church service the past two Sundays and I just want to say “thank you” again for making me feel so welcomed. I have been a believer in Jesus and a follower of Jesus for almost 30 years now – December 6 will be my 30th “born again” birthday.  Jesus changed my life and I live for him. I have been looking for a new church for a while now and I have checked out many churches in the area where I didn’t feel welcomed but I just felt like a number attending. Honestly, I’m not just looking for another church service to attend but I’m looking for a new church community and a church family. I think this is something your church values too, because within one week of attending your church, you have reached out to me in 5 awesome ways….  I received a text message, a phone call, an email, a card (with a five dollar gift card from Starbucks in it) and I was invited to a dinner… all to make me feel welcomed and invited to join your church family. Thank you so much for doing this. It’s all exactly what I needed !:-)

I love this email! It is encouraging to see people in our church doing what Jesus asks us to do — to reflect His grace and love as we invest in one another.  It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the details for us to have a church service, but it is worth it. It is worth it because Jesus is amazing, and He is changing people’s lives.

See you this weekend in Denver or Centennial at RCC.