at Real Life Church
Hello Forever Family,
I wanted to take the time to reach out to you and bring you up to speed on things going on here at RLC. As we navigate life in the wake of Covid, we have realized that so many things have changed. Changes that were in our control and changes that were not within our control. This has really caused us to rely on what we have learned in CR as we evaluate these changes.
Principle 5 teaches us to “Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV”
In our 5 plus years of running CR, we have seen several CR pastors come and go, and we have seen our attendance soar to over several hundred as well as dip down to a few dozen on Friday nights. We have had a vibrant children’s program to no children’s program as a result of AB 5. In the midst of those changes, people still experienced freedom and healing.
Then Covid happened! Covid brought so many more challenges as we were forced to meet online, we had to pivot. We did for a season but never fully recovered from Covid and all the previously mentioned challenges.
Having said that, I am letting you know that the Leadership of the church has decided to transition away from Celebrate Recovery to a new Recovery program called Re:generation. We believe that this new program aligns better with our mission to help people Find and Follow Jesus. CR is a good program and has severed us well, but through research and speaking with other churches that are having great success with Re:generation, we believe God has called us in a new direction.
We are currently developing the necessary support structure to launch the new program early next year. In the meantime, we will have our last CR meeting on 6/24 at 7 PM. I would hope that you would join us that night so that we can celebrate all that CR has done. I also realize that there is a big gap between CR closing and the launch of the new program. We hope that we will be able to continue to support the community with the following recommendations:
Alternative CR Locations
The Church @ Rocky Peak
Thursday @ 6:30
Summit Christian Church
Monday Night @ 7
Crescenta Valley Community Church
Friday @ 8 PM
West Valley Christian Church
Life’s Healing Choices
Offers freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups and is a great resource to work through as we prepare for our new recovery program
I know that this is a lot to take in so please reach out with any questions you may have. I would love to sit down and answer any questions you have over a cup of coffee. I would also like to encourage you to look at the new program in preparation for our upcoming launch. You can read more about it here (https://www.regenerationrecovery.org/)