Who We Are
Rocky Mountain Bible Church exists to enjoy and advance God’s glory by applying biblical truth to make, grow, and send disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our Core Values
The Bible is God-inspired truth that reveals God himself and tells the true story of God’s redemptive work throughout history (2 Pet. 1:21-22; 1 Sam. 3:21), so it is foundational to our spiritual lives (Jn. 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). Everything we believe and do at RMBC is therefore rooted in biblical teaching, including our beliefs about God (1 Sam. 3:21), how we worship him (Jn. 4:24), how we live (2 Pet. 1:3), and how we function as a church (1 Tim. 3:15). We give Christ the spotlight in our gatherings by reading (1 Tim. 4:13), preaching (2 Tim. 4:2), and singing the Bible (Col. 3:16). We personally yearn for the Bible so that we may spiritually grow by gazing upon Christ’s transformative glory (2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Pet. 2:2).
God is supremely worthy and satisfying (Ps. 63:1-5; Rev. 4:11), the only proper object of worship (Ex. 20:1-6). At RMBC we therefore desire to cultivate hearts that love, honor and rejoice in God (Ps. 29:2; Mt. 22:27-28; Phil. 4:4). We strive to worship God individually in every thought, word, and deed of our daily lives (Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 10:31), and we worship God collectively by gathering for joyful, reverent worship each Sunday (Ps. 2:11; John 20:1; 1 Cor. 16:2). Our corporate worship includes singing praises to God (Ps. 81:1-3); prayer (Acts 2:42); proclaiming the Bible (1 Tim. 4:13); free and sacrificial giving (Acts 4:32-34; 1 Cor. 16:1-2); and observing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-26; Matt. 28:19-20).
God has adopted us into His family and united us to one another as members of Christ’s body (Rom. 8:14-17; 1 Cor. 12:12-27). Because God has shown us grace and poured his love into our hearts (Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:1-10), we are committed to extending love and grace to one another at RMBC (1 John 3:11-18; 4:7-21). We desire to forgive as God forgives (Eph. 4:32), to sacrificially serve one another as Christ served (John 13:1-17), and to bear one another’s physical and spiritual burdens (Acts 4:32-34; Gal. 6:2). We embrace God-given diversity and pursue unity around the gospel (Rom. 14:1-15:13; Eph. 4:1-6), not uniformity around personal preferences or traditions. We strive to develop Christ-centered relationships that transcend age, appearance, ethnicity, or class (Gal. 3:28).
RMBC strives to make disciples by clearly, lovingly, and unashamedly proclaiming the good news of God’s saving grace in Christ (Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 1:16-17). As ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:18-21), we call people to be reconciled to God through personal repentance and faith in Jesus as the only Lord and Savior (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 16:31). God is on a mission to glorify himself by redeeming people from every people group (Rev. 5:9-10; 7:9-10), so we desire to advance God’s kingdom and global glory by sending and supporting local and international church planters as God allows (Acts 13:1-14:28; Rom. 15:18-33). In our evangelistic efforts, we humbly depend on the Spirit’s power (1 Thess. 1:5), compassionately build redemptive relationships with the lost (Matt. 9:35-36), and embrace the necessary risks and sacrifices involved in proclaiming Christ across the street and around the world (Acts 13:1-14:28).
God’s goal for all Christians is to conform them to Christ’s image (Rom. 8:28-29), so by the energy God provides, we labor to see Christ formed in every believer at RMBC (Gal. 4:19; Col. 1:28-29). We emphasize the Bible (Acts 20:32), prayer (Heb. 4:16), and Christian fellowship (Eph. 4:29) as essential means of God’s transforming grace. We long for each member to experience ever-increasing delight in an ever-deepening relationship with God (Ps. 16:11; Phil. 3:7-8). We seek to equip every member to speak the truth in love and exercise spiritual gifts so that RMBC grows into a mature representation of Christ (1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4:7-16). By God’s grace, we desire to develop leaders at every level of the church and to mentor the next generation of ministry leaders (2 Tim. 2:1-2).
Gospel of Jesus Christ
All of our values are infused with a passion for the gospel. The good news of Jesus Christ is the central message of the Bible (Luke 24:25-27). So, we proclaim Christ in all of our preaching and teaching (1 Cor. 2:2). The gospel is God’s power for salvation (Rom. 1:16-17), allowing us to be forgiven of sin and satisfied in a right relationship with God (Ps. 63:1-5), so we herald the gospel unashamedly. Our worship is grounded in and fueled by the gospel (Rom. 12:1), and we let the gospel shape and unify our community (Eph. 4:1-6). We depend on God’s grace in the gospel to nurture and guide our growth (Eph. 4:7; Col. 2:6-7). In everything we do, we seek to be shaped by the cross, not the culture (Gal. 2:20; 6:14).