What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

What We Practice

The following are the core practices and  beliefs of The RIM Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

We are Anchored in Scripture

More than anything we want people to be lovers of the person of Jesus.  Far too often we are lovers of sermons, lovers of ministry, lovers of personalities, lovers of good books, and lovers of community. But are we primarily in love with God Himself?  A church cannot be successful or healthy if the people are not personally meeting with and enjoying God consistently.  The greatest command is to love  God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, so this must be our greatest priority as a church.

We are a Family on Mission

Far too often people view a Sunday morning large gathering as the primary context of church, and a community group as optional, and an option that most won’t choose. For us, we don’t want your experience of church to be merely sliding into a row and filling a seat once a week, but we want you to experience abundant life as Jesus intended by being an integral part of a family on mission within our church body. The primary context of church for us is a spiritual family, a family with a passionate purpose and a laser-focused mission: to love the world in which we live and share the good news of Jesus.

We are Disciples Who Make Disciples

Every believer is called to be a disciple of Jesus and to make disciples. We are called to share the story of Jesus with non-believers in hopes that they would come to know Jesus and begin following Him. In its simplest form, discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be if He were you, and helping others do the same. (1 Corinthians 4:15-16). Discipleship is taking responsibility for the spiritual care of someone else. It doesn’t mean you’re the only one solely invested in that person, but it does mean you should be aware of what’s going on in their life. At The Rim Church, we share a common discipleship language and “tools” that we intentionally pass along and use to train those we are discipling.

We are Radically Generous

We have been given the greatest gift the world has ever known - the love, grace and mercy of God. Freely given to us, but yet cost our Savior everything. We have been set free and forgiven forever. Our destiny has changed. Our identity is brand new. Our guilt is destroyed. Our eyes are opened. Having freely received, we freely give.
We are generous with all of our time, talents and treasures so that we can give back to a God who has been overwhelmingly generous to us. Giving is worship - and our worship is a response to the extravagant grace and glory of God. It is our joy to give generously. 
Jesus was radically generous. Therefore, we are radically generous.

We Multiply Everything

So many churches begin small, relational, and discipleship-focused, but aren’t able to maintain those characteristics as numeric growth happens.  Before they know it, they have become more and more of a machine rather than a healthy family.  Meeting in homes sounds great, but what happens as the church grows?  How does a church adapt as the Lord adds to their number?  One word: Multiplication. At The Rim Church, we multiply at every level starting with discipleship and watching it leak into multiplication of our Communities. The natural byproduct of multiplication of disciples and multiplication of communities is the multiplication of churches throughout our city and throughout our world.

We Gather to Scatter

The church is not a place, a building, a set of programs, a personality or an event; It is a people, a family wanting to know God more deeply as they make Him known in their places of influence. We gather on the weekends as a family with anticipation and expectation to meet with God and see Him move in a big way within our church. We gather to worship Jesus together and be aligned by vision through God’s word. And then we scatter into the everyday things of life together as families on mission. Being who Jesus would be if he lived in our neighborhoods, worked at our jobs, had our  income, and was a part of our family.

What We Believe

IN ONE GOD, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
IN SIN:  that sin has fractured all things, leaving the world in desperate need of salvation.
IN SALVATION: that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, because all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, and that only by God’s grace through faith are we saved.
IN THE RESURRECTION of both the saved and the lost, and that heaven and hell are real places.
IN THE CHURCH and the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
IN THE SPIRIT’S activity in gifting the Church to accomplish Christ’s purposes in the world.
IN LOVE: that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world. It is this love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians.
IN CREATION: that God created all things for His glory and that men and women were created in the image of God.
IN SCRIPTURE: that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative and inherent Word of God that tells a unified story leading us to Jesus 
IN CHRIST’S RETURN to one day establish His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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