Our Vision

Raleigh Road is a place to GROW! We are a community of believers who seek to Grow in their knowledge of and relationship with Christ. Part of that Growth process is also seeking to reach those who do not know Christ in our families, communities, and around the world. We realize to do this, revival and Growth must start with us.

God has called us to fulfill this Growth in two ways:

  1. Reaching those who have yet to be reached! (Matthew 28:18-20)
  2. Equipping and Empowering the Church to fulfill God’s calling on their lives! (Hebrews 13:20-22, Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Timothy 3:13-17)

Our Values

Evangelism

Evangelism is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. The heart of the Great Commission is evangelism and disciple-making. These are not different but the same. Jesus Christ commanded His followers to go and make disciples of all nations. Obedience to this command requires intentional and personal involvement of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with people who do not know Him personally. We seek to introduce people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with our church. We ask all our members to share their Story with others and invite the unchurched to attend Raleigh Road. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Membership

We are social beings who need fellowship with God and with other believers. Other believers will encourage and challenge us to live for Christ and hold us accountable. The Church also provides us the opportunity to strive together, through the strengths and gifting that God has given each of us, for the upward Call of Christ. We seek to introduce people to Christ and connect them to the Raleigh Road Church Family. We encourage active membership in the Body of Christ at Raleigh Road. (Romans 12)

Worship

Our greatest privilege is to worship our King Jesus. Personal, private, and devotional worship is important. God also commands us to participate in corporate and collective worship. We seek to lead believers in discovering authentic worship. We ask each member of Raleigh Road to engage in corporate worship on a consistent basis. (John 4:23-24)

Discipleship

Jesus invited people to follow Him. Discipleship is about being a follower of Jesus Christ. We are to be discipled and to disciple others. As we learn to follow Him and lead others to Him, we will fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. A disciple is also a learner. We learn about Jesus Christ through studying God’s Word, the Bible, and praying. God also uses preachers and teachers to help us learn about Him and what His plans for us are all about. We seek to teach believers foundational truth for Christian living. We ask each member of Raleigh Road to participate in a Small Group or Sunday School Class. (Colossians 1:9-12)

Ministry

God has created, saved, called, and gifted us for ministry.  Every believer is a minister and every minister is important. You are most effective and fulfilled in ministry when you use your spiritual gifts and abilities for the glory of the Lord. The greatest need in churches is to empower members for spiritual growth and ministry. We seek to train believers in discovering their ministry gifts and equipping them to impact their world for Jesus Christ. We ask each member of Raleigh Road to serve in at least one area of ministry. (Mark 10:45)

2 Corinthians 7 with Pastor Nathan Brown

2 Corinthians 7 with Pastor Nathan Brown

Point 1: Pursue Holiness in the Fear of God.

Point 2: Be found Faithful in all Obedience to Christ.

1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13 with Pastor Nathan Brown

Point 1: The Evidence of using our Spiritual Gifts in Love will be the lost coming to faith in Christ and the Body of Christ growing in such a way that they prioritize the Gospel.

Point 2: Strive for a mature, growing faith in your life.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 with Pastor Stephen Moye

 

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 with Pastor Nathan Brown

Point 1: Be a People of the Spirit.

Point 2: Be Unified in Purpose and in Spirit through the Diversity provided by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 with Jeff Foster

 

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 with Pastor Nathan Brown


1 Corinthians 11:2-16 with Pastor Nathan Brown. October, 8, 2017.

Point 1: Don’t break down the distinctions between male and female. God has ordained these roles and we should fulfill them as to Christ.

Point 2: Don’t be contentious by creating conflict in the church.