Organic Outreach

Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 • 9am-4pm at RRC

 

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

More than anything, Christians want to see other people come to Christ. So why do most of us find it so difficult to join in making that happen?
 
The truth is, God is the One who brings people to Himself. But as He invites you and me to join Him in that process, we can experience one of life’s greatest joys! It doesn’t have to be difficult, because He wants to use us just the way He made us—bringing others closer to Christ, one step at a time!
 
Come join other Christ-followers from other local churches at Organic Outreach for Ordinary People Workshop. Together, we’ll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights.
 

Speaker: Walt Bennett

Walt Bennett (B.S. – Math, Engineering, Physics and Psychology, Regents College; M.A. -Teaching, Seattle Pacific University) is the President and CEO of Organic Outreach International.
 
Walt has held significant leadership and teaching roles in the US Navy, Public Schools, and the Corporate World. He has designed and led training in subjects from Nuclear Engineering and Risk Management to Leadership and Coaching. He finds this realm of teaching culture change within the church to be both the most challenging and satisfying work in which he has ever engaged.
 
Walt trains and coaches leaders throughout the world on how to infuse the DNA of their ministries and congregations with a passion for natural evangelism.
 

Registration Fee

General Admission: $35
RRC members / adherents: $15
Students: $15
 
Registration fee includes the full-day conference, conference materials (minus the book), and lunch. If you wish to purchase the book “Organic Outreach for Ordinary People” by Kevin Harney ($10), you may do so at check-out.
 

Registration Link

 

About Organic Outreach International

Organic Outreach is about living the kind of life that naturally draws people to Jesus. It involves speaking the kinds of words that you use in ordinary conversations and that reveal the presence of a loving God. It means loving people in a way that is genuine. Organic Outreach is all about sharing our faith in a way that is authentic, real, and feels natural to the people around us. Organic Outreach International is a ministry of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. We are committed to providing training and coaching to churches around the world in reaching out to the lost through building relationships and having natural conversations.
 


Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6pm

The congregations is invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner in the gym! It takes place during the regular Family Dinner time that meets every week before the Wednesday night activities. If you think you might come, please let us know so we can estimate how many turkeys and sides to make. RSVP to either the front office or to Dave VanderWiere. Thank you!
 


Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 8, 2019 • 5pm

Meet in the gym at 5 for the meeting followed by a potluck dinner!
 
On the agenda:
  • Vote of affirmation for elder and deacon candidates
  • 2020 Budget (details will be provided prior to the meeting)
  • Ministry Updates
 
Nursery will be available for the meeting portion of the evening.
 
Potluck:
  • Main course (pulled pork) will be provided
  • Care Groups 1/2: salads
  • Care Groups 3/4: sides
  • Care Groups 5/6: desserts
 


KidLife Club Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • 6:00: Christmas dinner in the gym
  • 6:45: Christmas program in the Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to our annual KidLife Club Christmas Celebration! Be sure to tell your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this fun event!
 


Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 • 7:00-9:00pm

  • Christmas caroling gathers at Rockford Baptist Church from 6:30–6:45pm Caroling begins at 6:50pm.
  • Nativity scene located at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Foretelling of Jesus’ birth begins at 7pm.
  • Free refreshments available for all at Rockford United Methodist Church, 7-8pm.
RRC members are invited to join local residents and guests in celebrating our Savior’s birth at the “Rockford Christmas Celebration & Live Nativity” to be held in downtown Rockford. The event takes place on Friday, December 20th from 7:00-9:00pm at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Those wishing to be a part of the caroling event are asked to meet at Rockford Baptist Church by 6:45pm to walk down E. Bridge Street to the nativity. Please bring a battery operated candle, flashlight, or your cell phone to carry as you walk. Additional information can be found here.


Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 • 4 & 6 pm

Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4pm or 6pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare available for kids Kindergarten and under (in the nursery). Special offering will be for the Benevolent Fund. Hot Chocolate Bar in between services!


MS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, November 10, 2019

In the gym at 12:15pm (after Sunday School)
 
The RRC Middle School Youth Group is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, November 10 in the gym following the Sunday School hour. Everyone is welcome! All proceeds of the dinner go towards middle school mission trips. Menu: chicken alfredo, lasagna, seasoned green beans, salad, garlic bread, apple cake, brownies


Discovery Class

Next class: Sunday, January 12 & 19, 2020, 5-7pm

If you are thinking about membership with Rockford Reformed Church, or if you just want to learn more about us, this class is for you! Attending class in no way obligates you to join. We will explain the basic beliefs and background of the Reformed Church in America and answer any questions regarding our worship, ministry, or doctrine. Dinner will be provided. Childcare available if needed. Registration required. Please contact the office (connect@rockfordrc.org, 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.


Hymn Sing

Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 4-5pm

Join us on Sunday, October 27 at 4pm in the Sanctuary for a Hymn Sing! This event is for anyone who loves to sing praises to God!


Life Group Leader Training

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 • 7pm

Fireside Room 253, led by Pastor Tim
 
This training is open to anyone who at some point might consider starting another Life Group group or serving as a leader of a small group. Our aim is to connect all people in real gospel community. Come to learn, encourage, and challenge one another to know Jesus and share his love in deeper and more personal ways.