There are several elements of focus that will differentiate Real Life Today Church (RLTC) as an innovative, relevant ministry in the 21st Century culture and climate. RLTC's "Prongs of Ministry" are the central and guiding components of our message that we will consistently communicate to our members and the community-at-large. It is our hope that the following "Prongs" will inspire and equip people to radically engage in authentic living:

Oneness With God

RLTC believes that God is the all-encompassing and omnipresent Spirit. God is all around us and within us and we are within God. Nothing can separate us from this oneness. The only separation that exists is the one we believe. In realizing our innate oneness with God, we turn towards and consciously enter into a relationship with the One who is already in relationship with us. Out of this place of unapologetic affirmation of our unbreakable union with God, we move in confidence knowing that God’s presence can be more fully known and active in the world through us.

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Authenticity

RLTC believes that authenticity is a fundamental key to wholeness. The word authentic, from its Latin origin, means living out of or from God. Simply put, to be authentic is to live one’s life from the inside out by being “true to one’s personality, spirit, and character.” Being true to one’s personhood demands realness, not imitation or pretense. In his book, Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor asserts that, “Authenticity gives us freedom to remove the shackles of psychological, institutional, and familial pressures to conform. Freedom from these shackles is not a license to abuse, but becomes ground to assume responsibility for self without excuse.”

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Empowerment

RLTC believes that understanding your oneness with God provides you the resources, authority, motivation and power to take responsibility for experiencing an external reality that is consistent with who you know you are internally. You have the understanding and ability take initiative as needed, make wise decisions, solve problems and live day-to-day in your unlimited potential. You are responsible and accountable for the life you are choosing to live and have the right and resources to change the direction of your life.

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Critical Thinking

RLTC believes strongly in applying critical thinking to your Spiritual life. Critical thinking is the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. RLTC encourages one to seek education in spirituality, history, science and politics as well as examine the bias, propaganda, prejudices and beliefs of self and others in order to facilitate critical thinking.

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Safe Spiritual Community

RLTC seeks to create a Spiritual environment that embraces and encourages acceptance of individual expression, welcomes openness, provides care and concern, and promotes empathy, wholeness and healing. RLTC provides an atmosphere of love, humility and equality in which each person is respected and can safely grow and develop into their fullest potential.

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Community Outreach and Social Justice

RLTC believes that our life is in service to Life and that we must serve our community in relevant and tangible ways. RLTC seeks to be intrinsically entrenched in the spiritual, social, economical, and political affairs of its community for the uplifting and betterment of the community.

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