After living here for a few months now, I’d have to say that Robson Ranch lives up to its billing. This is a great place to live! From waking up to desert blue skies at dawn to hiking under crimson skies at dusk; from enjoying boyish camaraderie on the golf course to enjoying fine cuisine at the grill; from working out in the sports center to soaking up the sun poolside; it doesn’t take long to realize that this is a good place to be. One might even go as far as saying that we are “living the dream.”
But as great as living here can be, we know that part of “living the dream” is helping people embrace the life God created for us to enjoy. This is why we are here and why we are planting Rock Springs Church. By now many of you have heard about this new church, attended an informational meeting or have met Larry and Becky. But most of you don’t really know the kind of church Rock Springs is hoping to be. In this article I want to share with you the dream God has put in my heart for this church.
At Rock Springs we want to be a church that’s all about the grace. We want to build a Christ-centered culture where anyone can find forgiveness, where the weak can find encouragement, the broken can find healing and where anyone who fails will find compassion rather than condemnation.
At Rock Springs we want to be known by our love for our neighbors. Not love in words only but also in deeds. To that end we want to build the kind of friendships that weather the storms of life. We want to celebrate milestones, share meals, learn stories and enjoy life together with our neighbors so that we will be able to love and serve them just as Jesus has loved and served us.
At Rock Springs we want our worship gatherings in the Hermosa Ballroom to be like family; a place where anyone will feel welcome and everyone will come away encouraged by the people of God and inspired by the Word of God.
At Rock Springs we want to help people walk with Jesus; to grapple with what it means to live as a follower of His life, His truth and His ways, but to do this with a small group of friends who will encourage us, challenge us and pray with us as we journey spiritually together.
At Rock Springs we want to unleash the gifts and compassion of God’s Spirit in our lives. We want to help each person discover and develop their God-given potential so that hearts will be awakened, marriages rekindled, relationships reconciled and our neighboring communities be blessed by a people eager to serve.
Maybe you can resonate with this dream. Maybe this is the kind of church you are looking for. Maybe this is the kind of church you could be a part of. If so, maybe it’s time for you to start living the dream with us. Maybe it’s time you locked arms with us and helped us bring this church into reality. If so, we encourage you to get involved! Come and join us this month in the new Laredo and Cheyenne Rooms at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings beginning January 11 so we can start living the dream together!