RLC – A Sending Church

Rusty George | October 1, 2023

Dear Real Life Family,

From the start, RLC has embraced and lived out our values. And for the past 20 years as your Pastor, I’ve been so encouraged by the way you volunteer, support, and partner with our community to help people find and follow Jesus. It’s incredible, and I love this place more than you can imagine! But, after 20 incredible years at RLC, Lorrie and I have decided it’s time for us to take a new ministry at a church closer to our aging parents. While this decision was just made recently, it has come after several months of prayer and seeking wisdom from trusted spiritual advisors.

This Sunday, October 1, at our RLC services (Valencia and Online), I will be sharing more with you about this decision. I pray you will join me. And while I have much more to say on Sunday, here’s what I want you to hear from me at this point;

Nothing is wrong. I love this place, and love what God is doing! We are on pace to baptize over 400 people this year, we’ve connected thousands of people into Story groups studying the Bible, and we have planted 12 churches in 3 years in the state of California, and we continue to see new people come to RLC every week. The mission of RLC is moving forward.

And, this is not goodbye. I’ll still be serving on the teaching team in the months to come and will continue to serve you, love you and tease the Raider fans.

Most importantly, however, I want you to remember that even though we’ll miss each other, RLC is so much bigger than one person. Despite tragedies, recessions, pandemics, and transitions, God continues to use everyone to help people find and follow Jesus through Real Life Church. The best is truly still to come!

While this weekend, I’ll be walking through my story, you can catch Chapter 3 of The Story from Thursday starting Sunday at 1 pm.

I love you. This will always be home. You’ll always be family.


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