The need was clear... half of our community didn't know what they were missing. In September of 2014 Matt and Megan Vaught gathered with a small group of friends and members of Orchard Hills Church in Daleville, Va to begin dreaming and praying over a new church community in Rockbridge County. This core-team was small but dedicated to the idea that every man, woman, and child in Rockbridge County deserve the opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Perceptions were real... for many living in and around Lexington, Christians seemed fake, Jesus seemed distant, and the Church seemed isolated. This young core-team began the hard work of creating a space where these perceptions would be met with the REAL person of Jesus. RbC became a community committed to being REAL PEOPLE experiencing REAL LIFE, in the REAL WORLD.
Word got out... the small team meeting in a living room quickly doubled, then tripled in size, eventually moving to two Sunday evening gatherings and then to a local hotel conference room. As numbers grew, hearts and lives were changed as God continued to flesh out who RbC was called to become.
Doors opened... on January 31st, 2016. RbC went public and began Sunday morning services at Maury River Middle School. Relational and authentic, full of humor and grace, with excellence and Christ-centered teaching, the church urged one another on into discipleship and mission.
Work continues... the mission is huge and the stakes are high. The RbC community continues connecting with others, serving for the good of Rockbridge County, and growing in Christ, that others might come, see, and experience the REAL life He offers. Will you make this a part of your story too?
Creating opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Real people experiencing real life in the real world.