Blog Posts by Jason VanDorsten

Preparing for Sunday | November 29

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

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SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Last week we sang a new song called “Let There Be Light.” It is our prayer that this song brings us to the altar in an intimate moment of prayer and communion with the one true God who commands all of creation with the sound of His voice. Please use our Doxologies video to learn the song and meditate on its words this week.

Whole Heart (Hold Me Now) [listen + lyrics]
Joel Houston, Aodhan King
Romans 5:1-2

Living Hope | [listen]
Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson
1 Peter 1:3

The Blessing [listen + lyrics]
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick, Chris Brown
Numbers 6:24-25

Let There Be Light [listen]
Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt, Hank Bentley, and Mia Fieldes
Genesis 1:3-4

SERMON TEXT

Philippians 2

Preparing for Sunday | November 22

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

This week we will sing a new song called “Let There Be Light.” It is our prayer that this song brings us to the altar in an intimate moment of prayer and communion with the one true God who commands all of creation with the sound of His voice. Please use our Doxologies video to learn the song and meditate on its words this week.

Great and Mighty King | [listen]
Chris Brown, Zachary Kale, Brett Younker
Psalm 145:3

Goodness of God [listen + lyrics]
Jenn Johnson, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Brian Johnson
1 Chronicles 16:34

Let There Be Light [listen]
Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt, Hank Bentley, and Mia Fieldes
Genesis 1:3-4

I Will Look Up | [listen]
Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Wade Joye, Matt Redman
Psalm 121:1

SERMON TEXT

Philippians 1

Preparing for Missions Sunday | November 15

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God is at work among the nations!

His Kingdom continues to expand and RBC continues to participate in making His name known to the ends of the earth! Join us this weekend for Missions Sunday, as we hear an exciting update from the field and a message from Pastor Steve King, Pastor Emeritus of Cherrydale Baptist Church, called “The Adventure of Joining God in His Work.”

We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

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SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Jesus Is Better | [listen | lyrics]
Aaron IveyBrett Land
Mark 9:24

God of Revival | [listen]
Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Psalm 77:13-14

Your Great Name | [listen + lyrics ]
Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff
Philippians 2:10-11

Death Was Arrested | [listen + lyrics]
Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, Heath Balltzglier, Paul Taylor Smith
Hebrews 2:9

SERMON TEXT

Romans 15:14-33

Check-In Survey Results (October 2020)

A couple weeks ago, the leadership of our church sent out an online survey to get feedback from our local body here at RBC. As we move into colder months, the weather impacts our ability to host outdoor ministry activities, so your feedback is very helpful as we consider how best to steward our ministries in this season. Within the next few weeks, you can expect to hear from the elders regarding any adjustments to our COVID requirements for indoor gatherings.

We do want to thank those of you who took time to fill out the survey. We estimate somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 of our congregation responded, and we are grateful for your feedback. As communicated when it was released, please note that the questions and responses in the survey are not indicative of any future leadership decisions on these matters. But because the issues at hand are complex and have implications for life and ministry in the body of RBC, it is very helpful to have heard from so many of you. Please continue to pray for our church leadership as we seek the Lord’s wisdom and discernment in faithfully caring for His bride. There are many factors, viewpoints and considerations to navigate, and we take none of it lightly. Yet, we have great hope and freedom, for the Good Shepherd whom we follow patiently reassures us His burden is easy and His yoke is light (Matthew 11:28-30).

For those within our body who are local, consider RBC your church home, and are experiencing significant financial or spiritual hardship in this season, we want to be able to care for you and minister to you. Please reach out to us.

FINANCIAL: If your household is experiencing financial difficulty, please reach out to our Deacon Ministry here. Our deacons are specifically-appointed men and women in our church commissioned to coordinate financial resources and assistance to meet the material needs of our congregation.

SPIRITUAL: If you are experiencing significant spiritual burden or you feel your walk with the Lord is suffering and you would like to speak with someone, please let us know by emailing us or calling the church offices at 703-404-5010. We would love to connect you to a pastor, elder or counselor here at RBC.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:6-11

Preparing for Sunday | November 8

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

This Sunday, we’ll sing a song we recently introduced called “God of Revival.” In a time when this fallen world offers little peace or hope, may this song serve as a reminder to fix our eyes upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who will surely complete the work He has begun. We invite to you to watch this Doxologies video so that you can learn the song before Sunday!

Christ Is Enough | [listen + lyrics]
Reuben Morgan, Jonas Myrin
2 Corinthians 12:9

God of Revival | [listen]
Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Psalm 77:13-14

Resurrecting| [listen + lyrics]
Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Ntele, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
1 Corinthians 15:57

Overcome [listen]
Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick
Psalm 46:1-3

SERMON TEXT

Ezekiel 34
Psalm 23

Preparing for Sunday | November 1

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me | [listen + lyrics]
Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson
Galatians 2:20

Only King Forever | [listen]
Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
1 Timothy 1:17

Goodness of God [listen + lyrics]
Jenn Johnson, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Brian Johnson
1 Chronicles 16:34

How Great Thou Art | [listen]
Stuart K. Hine, Carl Boberg
Psalm 145:3

SERMON TEXT

Proverbs 29:2

Preparing for Sunday | October 25

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

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SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee | [listen]
Henry van Dyke
Psalm 100:1-2

Psalm 119 [listen]
Brian St. Andre
Psalm 119:103-104

Nothing But the Blood [listen]
Robert Lowry
Hebrews 9:22

I Will Look Up | [listen]
Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Wade Joye, Matt Redman
Psalm 121:1

O Praise The Name (Anástasis) | [listen + lyrics]
Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson
Romans 5:8

Great Things (Worth It All) | [listen
Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Wade Joye
Psalm 126:3

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery | [listen + lyrics]
Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Michael Bleecker
Colossians 1:26-27

SERMON TEXT

Colossians 1:25-27

Preparing for Sunday | October 18

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

This Sunday, we’ll introduce a new song called “God of Revival.” In a time when this fallen world offers little peace or hope, may this song serve as a reminder to fix our eyes upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who will surely complete the work He has begun. We invite to you to watch this Doxologies video so that you can learn the song before Sunday!

Who You Say I Am [listen]
Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan
John 8:36

Your Great Name | [listen + lyrics ]
Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff
Philippians 2:10-11

God of Revival | [listen]
Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Psalm 77:13-14

Whole Heart (Hold Me Now) [listen + lyrics]
Joel Houston, Aodhan King
Romans 5:1-2

SERMON TEXT

John 17

Preparing for Sunday | October 11

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Great and Mighty King | [listen]
Chris Brown, Zachary Kale, Brett Younker
Psalm 145:3

It Is Well (Through It All) [listen + lyrics]
Horatio Gates Spafford, Kristene DiMarco, Philip Paul Bliss
Amos 4:13

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me | [listen + lyrics]
Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson
Galatians 2:20

Yes I Will | [listen + lyrics]
Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith, and Mia Fieldes
Psalm 63:3-4

Christ Be All Around Me | [listen + lyrics]
Jack Mooring, Leeland Mooring, David Leonard, Leslie Jordan
Ephesians 4:4-6

SERMON TEXT

John 5

Preparing for Sunday | October 4

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We are excited to be gathering in person this Sunday! You can use the button below to register, or to find out more about the precautions we have put in place. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live stream.

Register to attend a worship service Watch the Live Stream

SONGS WE’LL BE SINGING TOGETHER

Build My Life | [listen + lyrics]
Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kable, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett
Hebrews 12:28

Great Are You Lord | [listen]
Leslie Jordan, David Leonard
2 Corinthians 4:6

O Come to the Altar | [listen + lyrics]
Wade Joye, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Christopher Brown
1 Peter 1:19

Jesus Is Better | [listen | lyrics]
Aaron IveyBrett Land
Mark 9:24

SERMON TEXT

Mark 2:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Thank You, Marsha & Sue!

We’d like to thank Bruce and Mike for their kind words and for our gifts. (I, Marsha, am pretty stoked about my pink umbrella. I recently lost my old umbrella, so this is the perfect gift. And I, Sue, am thrilled with my chocolate bars because, well, I’m always thrilled by chocolate.)

During this time of transition as we head into retirement, we look back on our years of being on staff at RBC and find that we have much to be thankful for.

First, we are thankful that God put us together. Our personalities and gifting are quite different and some people thought we wouldn’t work well together. But God knew that we would balance one another, be stronger together and become great friends.

Second, we are thankful for the staff at RBC. They have supported us in so many ways. They are truly a team that works together and wants everyone to succeed. We’ve been able to see up close their love for people, their strong faith, and their servant hearts.

Third, we are thankful for the many volunteers who make Women’s Ministry run smoothly. These women have given of their time and talents faithfully, in joyful service, and we couldn’t have done it without them.

Last, but not least, we are thankful for each woman who has participated in Women’s Ministry. We have been privileged to see women grow in their faith, find community and serve one another.

We are grateful for all the experiences over these past years. Whether they’ve brought us joy and laughter or challenge and growth, God has used each of them in our lives. Now as we step down, we look forward. We are excited to see what God has planned next for the women of RBC.

Love,
Marsha and Sue

Foster & Adoptive Parent Survey

The Hope ministry at RBC is focused on serving vulnerable children who are in need of families locally and globally. Part of serving these children is supporting the foster and adoptive families who care for them. 

At this time, the ministry is considering how it might best serve foster and adoptive families who consider RBC their church home.  To that end, we’d like to hear from you.  We’ve put together an online survey that we are asking all current or potential adoptive and/or foster partents at RBC take time to fill out. Some of the ideas listed are only ideas at this point, so we will take all feedback into consideration as decisions are made regarding how the ministry moves forward given interest, need, and feasibility. 

The survey can be completed anonymously if you prefer. We’d also be happy to speak with you in person, by phone, or by email to follow up or hear more, just check that box at the end.  Any questions can be directed to Kate Reen at hope@restonbible.org.