Common Questions

Common Questions2019-01-31T14:45:35-05:00

Get to Know Real Life

You can learn so much about Real Life through our family of resources such as this website and our Facebook page.

To get started, here are answers to some of the questions you may have.

Real Life Church is a place where real people, real life and real faith come together.

About Real Life Church

How long has Real Life Church been in existence2018-12-08T15:59:04-05:00

Real Life Church was originally called Lucia Baptist Church which began as a church plant in December 1989.

The church first met in a single wide trailer at the current location of the Lucia Campus. Mike Davis was hired as the first pastor in 1990 and has led the church ever since.

Real Life has seen steady growth over the years as we strive to keep our focus on reaching the unchurched and those out of church.

Why does Real Life Church exist?2018-12-08T16:00:12-05:00

Real Life exists to lead people in discovering real life in Christ. At Real Life, we believe that God wants every person who follows Jesus to experience the real life He has to offer.

In Colossians 3:3 Paul writes, “For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.”

Our part in helping people experience this real life is to create environments that encourage and equip people to worship God passionately, grow in Christ deeply, and engage the world intentionally.

What does Real Life believe?2018-12-08T16:01:45-05:00
  • ABOUT GOD
    God is the Creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
  • ABOUT MAN
    Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
  • ABOUT ETERNITY
    Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5: 11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
  • ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
    Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
  • ABOUT SALVATION
    Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
  • ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
    Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
    The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
  • ABOUT THE BIBLE
    The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

Weekend Services

What can I expect when I visit Real Life Church?2018-12-08T15:51:16-05:00

When you visit a weekend service, you will find that the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. The most common feedback we receive is that Real Life has “awesome worship music,” “practical, relevant and Biblical messages,” and is a welcoming group of people. Services last about one hour and 15 minutes. Check out the messages tab on this website to preview what our services are like.

Do I need to dress up for the service?2019-01-06T17:01:51-05:00

Only if you want to. Most people dress casually at Real Life and we want you to be comfortable, so wear what you like. God is more concerned with what’s going on in your heart than with what you’re wearing. We follow His attitude.

What’s the atmosphere like?2018-12-08T15:54:20-05:00

Each week in our services you’ll find the latest in contemporary worship music and very practical and relevant messages from the Bible. We want you to leave with a greater understanding of God’s plan for your life and how you can practically live that out during the next week.

Real Life is a great place to ask questions about God, faith and how it applies to your life.

What time are the services?2018-12-08T15:53:39-05:00

Saturday – 6:00 pm Family Style Worship (children & parents worship together)
Sunday – 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

All services feature a practical and Biblical message with live band.

Wonder Way (birth to pre-k) and Broadcast (K to 4th grade) are available at our 9am & 11am services.
Route56 Preteen Ministry meets Sundays at 11a.m.
Amplify Student Ministry meets Wednesdays at 6:30p.m.

Our Mission & Vision

What is Real Life’s mission statement?2018-12-08T16:13:10-05:00

“To lead people in discovering real life in Christ by creating environments that encourage and equip people to worship God passionately, grow in Christ deeply, and engage the world intentionally.” 

What does the logo represent?2018-12-08T16:28:03-05:00

Real Life’s original name, Lucia, was named for the community where the Lucia Campus resides.

What makes it interesting is that “Lucia” is very much a church name, not just a community name. The word developed from the root form of the Latin meaning light. In further exploration, light is defined as an illuminating agent or source (i.e. sun or star).

Even though Real Life Church no longer carries the “Lucia” name, it continues to carry in its heart the light.

Every element in our current logo shows why Real Life is a great church.

THE FIGURES

The festive characters seem to erupt from an empty center or white hole creating an image of a sunbeam or gleaming star which further enhances the subtle North Star symbolism at the core of this imagery. The symbolism of strength takes form in the imagery of the forward-thrusting chest of the characters. Together, strength and truth epitomizes the core mission of Real Life.

As a whole, the different colors of the figures represents Real Life’s openness; It’s multi-ethnicity. Real Life Church is open to everyone. No one is denied participation in the knowledge and celebration of Jesus Christ. This message is evident and thus promoted throughout the Real Life Church brand. The different colored figures enforces that.

Separately, the six different colored figures represents the six different ministries within Lucia.

  • Preschool Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Engage Ministry
  • Grow Ministry
  • Worship Ministry

THE WHITE HOLE

The white hole represents the nail holes found on the hands of the risen Jesus. The celebration is the result of Jesus’ master sacrifice. Thereby creating a hopeful imagery. The symbolism of strength takes form in the imagery of the forward-thrusting chest of the characters. Together, strength and truth epitomizes the core mission of Real Life Church.

THE OVERALL STAR SHAPE

As stated earlier, the festive characters seem to erupt from an empty center or white hole creating an image of a sunbeam or gleaming star which further enhances the subtle North Star symbolism at the core of this imagery. This idea of a North Star is meant to subtly imply home. The brightness of the North Star, or in our case, the cheerfulness of the logo is meant to always bring us home.

What does Real Life’s tagline mean?2018-12-08T16:29:57-05:00

“Real people discovering real life” is more than just a slogan, it’s who we are.

We are plain, ordinary everyday people with problems and imperfections just like you. We’re all in the process of discovering the real life that is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He takes ordinary people and does extraordinary things in their life.

Christ gives grace when we fail, encouragement when we struggle and power when we need to change. He does all that because He loves us and our response is to love, obey and follow Him with our everyday life.

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