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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What is Realtime Church?

Realtime Church isn't a church. There is no building. There is no congregation. There are no elders... so go ahead and say it. It's not a church.

Beyond that, we are not pushing doctrine. You're not going to find pages filled with us trying to convince you of our point of view.

No building, no congregation, no weekly meetings, and no doctrine. Hmmmm. So it's just a website?

The bottom line is this. Many religious organizations say they want to help hurting people. Almost as many struggle to help hurting people's immediate physical needs. That's what Realtime Church is here to do, network people, organizations, churches... whatever... to help people's immediate needs. Its social networking that actually does something... "Social Networking for Social Justice" if you will. That is the doctrine that we are pushing here, the doctrine of help-people-in-critical-circumstances.

So Realtime Church uses whatever technology is available to keep people aware of what critical needs/situations are occurring in realtime-- a steady feed of ways that we can help. And Web 2.0 is making it possible. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, mobile apps... people are more plugged in and sharing more about themselves than ever before. And this trend will only continue to grow. Let's use that connectedness to make our world a little bit better. Now that's ambitious.

The things that we all failed to do in the past don't matter. All of our grand schemes for the future aren't really the most important. What are you doing right now? In the next minutes -- in the next few hours, what simple little things are you doing to make a difference? That's what Realtime Church wants to do, help you be available right now.

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Getting Hot!

It's not even officially summer yet and we've already had a couple hot ones. It's a lot easier for some of us to stay cool than it is for others. Sometimes you'll even hear of older or sicker people dying from not being able to keep cool in the extreme heat.

We've already heard several people needing a way to stay cool. Providing someone with a way to beat the heat is such an easy, tangible way to improve their life. If you live in the Grand Rapids area and you have an extra fan or window unit, e-mail us at

You can mail or drop the item off at:
2951 Coppergrove Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

If you're dropping it off, make sure to arrange a time. Let's do this!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Need Cribs In Phoenix

There is a small crisis pregnancy center in Phoenix called " With Child." They are in desperate need of cribs. This is an exciting project to work on, because there's nothing hypothetical about it. Babies need cribs... 10 cribs to be exact. They also need bassinets, high chairs, and baby wipes.

This is an amazing opportunity to help a mother and a child with something as basic as a place to sleep.

If you live in or near Phoenix, or if you are interested in the project e-mail us at

Or to check their website out, go to...