We are committed to being a church that helps people grow as followers of Christ. We want to be a place that equips believers to have the character and competence to fulfill the various callings God has given them. To that end we hope to nurture God's people in the faith so they grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. One Reformed theologian, Edmund Clowney, put it this way: "The goal of nurture is to know the Lord, to do the Lord's will, and to be like the Lord."
Our vision of a growing disciple is someone who is continually refreshed and energized by the gospel of God's grace, marveling at the riches of God's mercy, and trusting everything to His Fatherly providence. A disciple is someone who is learning more each day about what it means to embrace a costly, at times uncomfortable but ultimately satisfying life of holiness and sacrificial love, seeking first God's kingdom.
Some of the ways people are learning and growing together at RPC include:
Saturday Morning Men's Group
Summit United Methodist Church | 8:30AM
Cornelius Plantinga, Not The Way It's Supposed To Be: A Breviary on Sin.
Second Saturday of the month
Contact Dale at 206-390-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Summit United Methodist Church | 7:00 - 8:00PM
Contact Larry Bailey at 206.419.7920 or email@example.com for more info.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Summit United Methodist Church | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Nancy Guthrie, The Wisdom of God:Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books
Starting Sept 20th
Contact Joan Feriante at 253.841.2358 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Summit United Methodist Church | 10:00-11:30AM
Philippians from the For You series.
Starting Oct 5th. Childcare is provided.
Contact Beth Jensen at email@example.com for more info.