God created us for a purpose that begins with a continuous experience of His great love for us.  It finds its fulfillment as we represent Him and His kingdom to the world around us.  No matter where we are in our journey God stands ready to guide us into the full expression of His plan and purposes for our lives.  Come & explore God's next step for you! 

RTF Heartland Region Testimonials

Jesus is Preparing Us for His Return - December 2016


With December upon us many are making their preparations to celebrate the Christmas holiday.  However, most Americans are totally oblivious to a very important truth. Namely, that Jesus Christ is coming again not as Savior but as Judge.  It is this message of Jesus’ Second Coming that is largely missed and/or rejected by our culture each Christmas.  The familiar message of Jesus coming in the form of a little baby in order that He might pay the penalty for your sins and my sins, is readily received by the world around us.  But the message that Jesus will return in all His glory and judge the nations is a more difficult message to hear and receive.
Yet the Bible is clear on both Jesus' Kingship and His imminent return.  In Matthew 25:31-46, we are...

Reflections on the Abundant LifeRSS Feed

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

As I write this we are just about seventy-two hours past the general election where Donald Trump was voted by the American people to become the 45th President of the United States.  It has been an amazing week in so many ways.  Some of the words used to describe what has happened are "historic", "unprecedented", "epic", "seismic", and "extraordinary" among others. I have been fascinated to listen to some of the public commentary from both parties, as well as the mainstream ... More

The Discipline of Celebration

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

Psalm 103:1-5; Matthew 6:31-34; Galatians 5:22-23; Philippians 4:4  “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit; who crowns you with loving-kindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle” (Psalm 103:1-5) ... More

The Discipline of Guidance

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

“When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.  And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10:4-5) “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge ... More

See All Discipleship Articles