I wanted to share my letter to the church with you:
It all started with a BIG dream when I was 16. BUT. And, yes, this is a big BUT. The dream was not just for me, but for many. One thing I know for sure is that when we come together in faith, believing in the possibilities of God who gives the dream, then, there is no limit to what can be. It’s hard to believe that the dream for The Red Door Community Church has been reality for one whole year!
Eventually everyone finds out RDC is not a normal church. In our defense, it makes sense that if, a new church is planted, then, it most likely won’t follow the normal traditions as some expect. Here’s the thing: we are team-led with a group of creative out-of-the-box- thinking leaders. We discuss and integrate our ideas and thoughts, determining who we are and what we do as a team.
Our goal is to be authentic, speaking the truth and being honest, including discussion about the hard of it all. We are determined to be intentional with our lives in relationship with God and one another, in being equipped to live the best life, and impacting others to make a difference. And, while we tackle the serious and hard of life, we also enjoy each other and have a ton of fun being a church. I know—it’s rare to think of church and fun in the same sentence, let alone in the beginning of the story of a church.
You and I are a part of the narrative of RDC, a church designated to be 100 years old. Isn’t that awesome? RDC is a church for now as well as the future, which at the very least should make us take notice of what we do, realizing we will impact many lives today as well as tomorrow.
Last year when we started the church on Sunday, September 13, there was excitement and anticipation of what more God had for us. And, though we have an unusual long list of things we did as a new little church to impact the community, I can say that one of the greatest things occurring right now is that we’re becoming “church,” a group of people choosing to be in relationship with God and one another.
Only God could bring people of all ages and circumstances together and form a church. The bottom line? It’s the favor of God—life and grace.
So. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
This is a true celebration of each of you—
THE RED DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH!
Kerrie Palmer, Lead Pastor, part of the RDC gang