These are the three elements that we believe are most important in living this life for Jesus!
Friends in Relationship, Complete Restoration, and Empowerment to Live Life in Christ!
Relate - One of the primary purposes of the body of Christ is to fellowship with one another in koinonia, an intimate communion of believers. People who visit our church should experience an overwhelming atmosphere of acceptance. If they are looking for a place to belong, they will feel that Rock Rio is a Spirit-filled refuge of safety. Rock Rio Christian Center in Rio Rancho, is a gathering of authentic, loving, transparent, and unpretentious people that all fall short of the mark but are always advancing toward the high calling of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:24-25, James 5:16, 1 Peter 3:8-9, John 15:12, Ecc4:9-12, Amos 3:3
Restore - Everyone has to some degree and to some level, an area within their soul that has been damaged. We all have had some dashed expectation, some personal perception of flaw, some unpleasant memory, some regretful social interaction or some unwanted break in relationship that has not been fully healed or reconciled to Christ. Our job at Rock Rio is to restore those in our oikos, or sphere of influence, to spiritual, emotional, and physical health through love, friendship, scriptural instruction, mentoring and accountability.
2 Corinthians 13:11, Galatians 6:1, Mat 5:23-24, 1 Corinthians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11,Genesis 33:4
Ready - Each person called by God has a special mission in life that God expects them to fulfill. Every Christian has access to special gifts and Holy Spirit empowerment to accomplish that task. Most Christians have not realized they can, have not been inspired to want to, are never encouraged to, or given the tools to help them, step boldly into the higher levels of a new Life in Christ. Rock Rio's third goal is to katartizo, or equip our saints to succeed in their higher calling.
Luke 6:40, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews13:20-21, Ephesians 3:6-9, Colossians 1:9-12, 2 Chronicles 26:11
Release - The greatest joy of parents is to see their children establishing the family vision for a new generation in the place where they have been planted. As spiritual parents we too are joyous when our spiritual children take ownership of what we have carefully imparted and influence others to walk accordingly. We are in a war and as soldiers we all have a spiritual mission. Rock Rio will not stifle, but rather encourage God's children to effectively accomplish all of the work our Father has apostelloed, or given them to do.
Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2, Matthew 21:1-3, Luke 9:2-5, Haggai 2:4