Our Deep Desire

Our Deep Desire

Real Life Fellowship began in a living room in September 2009. Our heart was to see if God would bless and lead a congregation whose heart was to explore what a truly Holy Spirit-led church would look like, where the pastor is just one of the five church leaders as outlined in Scripture. Our heart is that the Body of Christ would find a fuller expression where, though the pastor’s voice is heard, the Body is not limited to only his voice, believing that the Holy Spirit can speak through prophets, apostles, evangelists, teachers, and even the most quiet-spoken Spirit-filled individuals, if there is a holy forum whereby His Voice may be heard, and all are WILLING to seek Him and listen.

For many of us, it has been a long road through different denominations, but our desire is that Jesus Christ lead us into a fresh wine skin, a model that He may more directly lead by His Word and His Spirit.  We believe that there is not a better Leader than God Himself, Who is able to lead us, if we will but trust Him to do so, with a corporate heart to follow His counsel, His Word, and His Spirit, as discerned by the Body.

This has not been easy. In different seasons, people have seen this differently. Some have had unhealed agendas, and have seen us as a clean slate upon which they can write. Others had expectations that could not be met and they decided to leave. But we have not given up.  What we seek is not stemming from arrogance or rebellion, but of desire. We are not anti-traditional, anti-evangelical, or anti any other current church model. We LOVE the Body of Christ!  We’ve just handed God the reins and asked Him, “Who do You want us to be? How do You want us to look?  Will You lead us?” It has taken more faith and trust than we initially would have believed to let God lead us in this way, but it continues to be a rewarding Holy Spirit adventure as we are wisely led by Jesus Christ, speaking through a broader expression of His people.

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