Family Emphasis – We encourage husbands and fathers to disciple their families to Jesus Christ as biblical, loving leaders in their homes. We support wives and mothers in their praise-worthy tasks of being a help-meet to their husbands and in raising their children to know and love Jesus Christ. We encourage family- and age-integrated worship, fellowship, and ministry.
We also encourage the sanctity of the marriage covenant through our doctrinal position on marriage, by recognizing that God’s plan is that marriage between a husband and wife be a lifetime commitment, and by promoting modesty in attire and in the interactions between men and women. Furthermore, RBC has a wedding policy as of August 2013 that is available from Pastor Ed Smith upon request.
Governance – We believe that the New Testament pattern for church government consists in a plurality of elders appointed according to the requirements of 1 Tim 3 and Titus 1. The elders are assisted by deacons who are also appointed according to the requirements of 1 Tim 3. RBC has a constitution that includes our doctrinal statement and practice of governance.
Worship – The centerpiece of our worship is Jesus Christ (the Living Word) as revealed in the Bible (the Written Word). We also seek to edify one another through the singing of Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph 5:19) while on guard against worship that tends toward entertainment.
Discipleship – As noted in our family emphasis, discipleship begins in the home. From there it extends to other spheres of relationships within the body, the workplace, our neighborhoods, and internationally as we seek to obey our Lord’s command to make disciples of all the nations (Mat 28:18-20).
Biblical Emphasis – We are denominationally unaffiliated, but this does not mean we are doctrinally nondescript. RBC stands on its middle name – Bible – the final authority for what we believe and do.