Kids Ministry

The goal of RL Children’s ministry is to approach ministry in a fun and interactive way! Our goal is to see children and their families excited to come to church and worship God. By providing a fun and engaging atmosphere as well as working towards individual relationships with each family and child, we hope to teach and reflect what it means to be a true follower of Christ. We value the importance of serving the Lord together as a family, and plan to implement family ministry into our events as much as possible!

Youth Ministry

 

No Compromise Student Ministries

No Compromise is a ministry for 7-12 graders. We meet every Wednesday from 6:45pm-8:30pm in the Back Building of Real Life. Each week we play games, build relationships, and learn more about God and who he is. Outside of our Wednesday night youth group we have extra events and hangouts every month, and other retreats and outreach opportunities throughout the year!

 

Fine Arts

Every year No Compromise Student Ministry participates in the Fine Arts Festival. Fine Arts is a ministry that allows students to discover and develop their God given gifts. Students may present or submit entries into the divisions of Art, Communication, Drama, Exhibition, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing. The 2018 Fine Arts Festival will be on April 27-28 with practices starting January 28.

 

Ski Retreat

Every Winter we hold a Youth Ski Retreat during one weekend in either January or February. On this retreat we have a guest worship team and speaker that opens up our weekend, we stay one night at Real Life, we spend a day at Perfect North Slopes, and then come back to Real Life for one last message from our guest speaker.

Young Adult Ministry

 

SUB25

Sub25 is designed for young adults who are juniors and seniors in high school - up to 24 years old. It is an opportunity to connect, talk about current topics and to grow in your walk with God. We invite you to join us.

Adult Ministry

 

BIBLE STUDY

On Wednesdays at 7 pm we offer a mid-week Bible study taught by Pastor Joe Winter. We cover topics ranging from origin, purpose, morality and destiny. Our desire is to help people to learn how to study and understand the Bible.

 

GROWTH TRACK

Quarterly we offer two growth tracks. This is a great place to learn and ask questions.

What We Believe, taught by Pastor Joe, unpacks churchy words and covers the basic teachings of the church.

S.H.A.P.E. or Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts is taught by Darren Belcher. This class dives into understanding your personality type and explores spiritual gifts to help you find your place in the church.

 

Ladies Ministry

As women we are constantly busy juggling work, kids, husband, college and all the other things that fill our schedules. We rarely take the time to take care of ourselves. Once a month there is an opportunity for you to come and receive encouragement, support and prayer from other women who understand what you are going through.

 

Mens Ministry

The last Friday of every month we get together in the Back Building at 7 pm. We realize that men face a variety of issues. Being a husband, a father, or single-living comes with its obstacles. Our desire is to work together as men to explore how God can help us and we can help each other be stronger in these areas.

Royal Rangers

The Royal Rangers program is an activity-based ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12. The mission of Royal Rangers is to EVANGELIZE the World, EQUIP the Next Generation of Christlike Men, and EMPOWER Lifelong Servant Leaders.

Our Ranger outpost participates in camp-outs, the Ranger derby and the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship. Every meeting, outing or service activity is designed to encourage boys and young men in their walk with God

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Welcome

We’re very excited to meet you!

Come meet us on Sunday mornings or feel free to drop by any of our events. We believe everyone should have a place where they feel like they belong. Real Life could be your place. Send us a message HERE for support or just to get to know us.

2300 Old State Route 32 Batavia, Ohio 45103 

Sunday: 10:30AM–12:00PM

Kids Ministry

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Mission Trips

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Adult Ministry

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Royal Rangers

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37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:37-40 NLT


37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:37-40 NLT

Messages

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Joe & Christy Winter

Joe & Christy Winter

Senior Pastors

Joe & Christy Winter have pastored Real Life since it began in their living room in October 2000. From the beginning their focus has been to love God, love people and to encourage others to do the same. In 2016, Joe Winter helped start the United Christian Outreach, where churches and ministries from Clermont County, from various denominations and backgrounds work together to minister to those in need. They have 3 young adult children. 

Josh & Emma Skaggs

Josh & Emma Skaggs

Youth Pastors

Josh and a Emma Skaggs became the youth pastors in February 2017, but have been working with the youth of Real Life since Fall of 2013. Their hearts are to provide the youth a comfortable atmosphere where they can learn about God, be kept accountable, ask the hard questions, and have fun in the process! Josh and Emma have two children and two dogs.

Keith & Liz Brown

Keith & Liz Brown

Childrens Pastors

Liz and Keith Brown have been a part of the Real Life family for 13 years! They met as teenagers attending  Real Life youth group, volunteered on youth staff for 5 years, and 10 years later they became the children’s pastors!  They have 2 small children and have a heart for family ministry! 

Joe & Christy Winter

Joe & Christy Winter

Senior Pastors

Joe & Christy Winter have pastored Real Life since it began in their living room in October 2000. From the beginning their focus has been to love God, love people and to encourage others to do the same. In 2016, Joe Winter helped start the United Christian Outreach, where churches and ministries from Clermont County, from various denominations and backgrounds work together to minister to those in need. They have 3 young adult children. 

Josh & Emma Skaggs

Josh & Emma Skaggs

Youth Pastors

Josh and a Emma Skaggs became the youth pastors in February 2017, but have been working with the youth of Real Life since Fall of 2013. Their hearts are to provide the youth a comfortable atmosphere where they can learn about God, be kept accountable, ask the hard questions, and have fun in the process! Josh and Emma have two children and two dogs.

Keith & Liz Brown

Keith & Liz Brown

Childrens Pastors

Liz and Keith Brown have been a part of the Real Life family for 13 years! They met as teenagers attending  Real Life youth group, volunteered on youth staff for 5 years, and 10 years later they became the children’s pastors!  They have 2 small children and have a heart for family ministry! 

September 22, 2018
  • Church Picnic

    September 22, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    2060 Bethel New Hope Rd, Bethel, OH 45106, USA

    Join us the Evans Farm for a family friendly event. Inflatable for the kids, frisbee golf, volleyball. At 5 pm we'll serve hot dogs from the grill. Bring a side dish to share. As it gets dark there will be a bonfire. Come when you can. Leave when you need.

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September 30, 2018
  • Sub25 Escape Room/Chipotle

    September 30, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Sub25 is for juniors & seniors in high school up to 24 years old. We'll meet at the church at 3 pm and carpool to an Escape Room in Cincinnati (exact one is TBD). Following our escape we'll go to Chipotle on Beechmont Ave.

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  • OCC Chipotle

    September 30, 2018  9:00 pm - October 1, 2018  1:00 am
    444 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45255, USA

    Bring a flyer or download the flyer on your phone and Chipotle will donate 33% of your purchase between 5-9 pm to Real Life Operation Christmas Child fund.

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October 1, 2018
  • OCC Chipotle

    September 30, 2018  9:00 pm - October 1, 2018  1:00 am
    444 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45255, USA

    Bring a flyer or download the flyer on your phone and Chipotle will donate 33% of your purchase between 5-9 pm to Real Life Operation Christmas Child fund.

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Car Show

On the 2nd Sunday in August we sponsor a Car Show open to anyone who wants to bring their classic car or bike. On-site registration makes you eligible for prizes and a free lunch. Trophies are awarded for various categories.

Operation Christmas Child

We collect items all year round for our OCC Shoebox Packing Party in November. Our shoeboxes go to disadvantaged kids in other countries and include toys, necessities and a booklet explaining the Gospel message.

At The Movies Family Sundays

Once a quarter our kids stay in the Sunday morning service with their families. Pastor Joe uses clips from movies to teach spiritual lessons, We love seeing families worship and grow in God’s Word together!

Grace Ready Fest

In August we join with the United Christian Outreach to provide hundreds of kids with free backpacks and all of their school supplies.

Turkey Crusade

In November we join with the United Christian Outreach to provide hundreds of families in need with a turkey and groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner.