FAQ’s surrounding COVID-19
We value providing clear, up to date information to help you through this season.
The FAQ’s below will help answer the questions you may have.
Hi Real Life Church Ministries Family!
The RLCM Leadership team is keeping close watch on all of the daily Covid-19 updates around reopening restrictions and planning accordingly for each of our campuses.
Listen to the latest update from our Lead Pastor Rusty George
WHAT’S THE LATEST NEWS?
Our leadership team is aware of President Trump’s recent announcement stating CDC’s guidance around classifying houses of worship as “essential”. We are prayerfully and purposefully mapping out a re-entry plan for each of our physical campuses that will ensure safe, recommended guidelines for re-entry stages. Keep checking here for all of the latest information! But remember, we continue to meet together through our Online Campus at RLCMonline.com and FacebookLive. Thursday 7pm, Sunday 8:30, 10 & 11:30am. On-demand services are also available 24/7.
When are your service times?
We currently offer full online worship services with a live community chat room Thursdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am.
What if I can’t join during a regular service time?
A replay of the message is available here.
Can I still come to a physical campus to attend a worship service?
At this time only our Online Campus (rlcmonline.com) is open due to the COVID-19. Please join us during our regular service times Thursdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am. As soon as the campus reopens we will let you know.
I’m new! Are there additional ways for me to connect and learn more about the church?
First, we are so glad that you are joining us! We look forward to connecting with you. Please fill out a Connection Card or text “Connect” to 661-270-7788 and one of our staff will follow up with you. You can also learn more about all of our campuses by following us on our social media platforms:
I’m interested in being Baptized! Will you still be offering Baptism information or a Baptism class?
Yes! You are welcome to join an online baptism class and learn more about scheduling your baptism. Go here to see the next available session and sign-up information.
Are communion elements available for pick up?
There are stations set out in front of Real Life Church where you can pick up communion from 9 am-5 pm. You can also get communion at Discovery Church in Simi Valley available from 9 am-5 pm, located in front of the building next to the east entrance.
How can I connect if I need prayer?
We’d love to pray for you! Go to rlcm.is/connect or text “connect to 661-270-7788 – add your requests and our prayer teams will begin praying. You will also receive a personal follow-up.
Are existing Community Groups still meeting?
Yes! We are encouraging existing Groups to meet virtually through video conferencing software. Reach out to your Group Leader for more information.
Ways to Engage – Serving Your Community
What is the best way to become a Difference Maker during this time?
Help meet the needs of your community by setting up recurring giving through rlcm.is/give and join us as we weekly donate money to support the ongoing efforts of ministry partners and our church who truly are the hands and feet of Jesus.
Is there a way I can still volunteer my time and resources?
Yes. We are in constant communication with our local schools and community partners, assessing their needs. If you live in the Santa Clarita Valley, CA, one way to help those in need at this time is through Santa Clarita Grocery. They are a nonprofit that supplies food to families and individuals in need in the SCV. For a current list of volunteer needs, food distribution times and other info check out the Santa Clarita Grocery Facebook Page.
We also continue to work with our local schools to help provide meals for children who typically receive meals at school and are at risk during this time. For help in this way make a donation to rlcm.is/give or text “give” to 661-270-7788.
And finally, stay connected to our social media platforms to see up to date reports of what is happening around your community.
Tips for Joining Online
Do you recommend using a specific device for the best online experience?
We encourage you to join us with whatever device works best for your situation. A computer, phone or TV are all options depending on your capabilities. If you’re on the go your phone is great. For chat room engagement, computers tend to be the device of choice. TV’s or computers work best when multiple people want to view together.
Is there a way to connect with my Community Group while joining a service?
Sure! One way is to simply decide which service you want to watch, all tune in at that time and connect in the chat room. For a more unique experience with just your group, invite your group to a video call through Zoom or a similar platform, and share your screen. That way you can speak with one another directly.
How do I view the service on my TV?
There are a few different ways to connect via your TV depending on your equipment.
- Search for “Real Life Church Online” in the Roku app store
- Once loaded on your Roku, open the app
- Click “Live Stream” then “Play”
Apple TV (generation 4+)
- Search for “Real Life Church Online” in the Apple TV app store
- Once loaded on your Apple TV, open the app
- Click “Live Stream”
Apple TV AirPlay
- Make sure your device (iPhone, iPad, MacBook) is unlocked and Bluetooth is “On”.
- In “Screen Mirroring”, select your Apple TV.
- Your Apple TV will display a 4 digit code – enter into your device.
Connecting your Laptop (Make sure your computer has an HDMI Output)
- Connect an HDMI cable to the output on your computer and select the appropriate Input on your TV.
- Make sure that the display properties on your computer are set to the HDMI port.
Real Life Church Ministries – One Church, Multiple Locations
I keep seeing RLCM, what does that stand for?
RLCM stands for Real Life Church Ministries. We are one church in multiple locations (3 physical campuses and 1 Online campus).
Can I give to a specific campus?
Yes! Log onto rlcm.is/give and select one of the four-campus icons (Canyon Church, Discovery Church, Real Life Church, RLCM Online)
Who is the main speaker each week?
Rusty George is the Lead Pastor for RLCM. He collaborates with a teaching team made up of our local Campus Pastors and top guest speakers from all over the country.