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About RLC

God is crazy about Fargo/Moorhead...and so are we!

We love the community, and are so excited to be an active part of it. You’re invited to join us for a casual, vibrant, life-giving church experience, featuring engaging worship and a relevant message. We also offer Life Kids City, a fun and safe environment that your children (birth through 5th grade) will love.

So whether you are seeking, spiritually restless, new to Christianity, or a veteran in the faith that doesn’t have a church to call home, let us introduce you to a new church experience at Relevant Life.

You’ve surely heard it before- “God loves you.” What does that mean? What does that look like? How does that relate to us? Sometimes the truth of this can be hard to comprehend, especially if our circumstances seem contrary to this truth. We want you to know that your life has tremendous value. Our society often talks about what God is against, but realize this: He is for you! Regardless of where you have been, where you are at, or where you may be going, God is absolutely crazy in love with you. This love isn’t defined by dogma, script, denomination, or creed. It is a love that needs to be experiences! It’s a love that must be received, and it also needs an outlet.

Love is a verb. We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19). It is a beautiful cycle to receive and then give; this is the true essence of “love is a verb.” We can reach out and live our lives with others regardless of their current situation because we have received this unfathomable mercy. Therefore, we can show the same amazing mercy and grace to others. We can truly add value to others’ lives by identifying their needs/wants/desires and giving to the best of our ability with no need for recompense. Can you imagine the impact we can make when we work together and create this kind of culture? This is truly the heart and soul of what “church” should be about.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man.The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13 & 1 Peter 1:21).

THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1 & 2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23); His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 & I Peter 2:22 & I John 3:4,5), His miracles (Acts 2:22 & 10:37-38), His substitutionary death on the cross (II Corinthians 5:21, I Peter 2:24& I Corinthians 15:4), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:1-6 & I Corinthians 15:4) and His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 & Philippians 2:9-11).

THE FALL OF MAN

Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). By a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions: Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17) and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a fallen and sinful condition (Romans 3:23).

BAPTISM IN WATER

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).

COMMUNION

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness.

THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Cor. 12:13) and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & I Cor. 12:28, 14:12).

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) are the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine fruits of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Cor. 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Cor. 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Cor. 14:26-33) in the context of love (I Cor. 13:1-13).

THE SALVATION OF MAN

The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (I Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12). When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Rev. 3:5). We become citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted and become children of God (Gal. 4:4-7). Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Heb. 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Rom. 4:4-5). We are born again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Cor. 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 & I Peter 1:3-5). The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (II Cor. 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Cor. 3:18)