Real Life’s history is an incredible story of what happens when Jesus takes over a church. Real Life was formerly First Christian Church of Clermont, but followed the Lord’s leading and changed the vision, mission and the name in 2002. For the past 10 years, Real Life has grown at an incredible rate as we’ve focused on changing lives in our community! We’ve grown from around 200 in 2002 to a thriving church of nearly 4,000 in 2012.
The growth has been so amazing that Outreach Magazine listed Real Life as the 5th fastest growing church in 2009. While we’re excited about the growth, our focus isn’t on numbers; it’s on the PEOPLE Jesus died to reach. God is good, and our story is just one of the many miracles that God continues to do today through HIS CHURCH!
As part of our growth, God opened the door for what we like to call “Vision Orlando” — the call to start highly effective, high capacity churches throughout Orlando and the surrounding areas. Through amazing opportunities that can only be attributed to God and His goodness, we are now one Church in 4 locations with a television ministry. We began holding services at Real Life East Orlando in 2010, broadcast the first episode of Real Life TV on TV 45 in 2011, launched Real Life Hunter’s Creek in early 2012, and held the first service at Real Life Altamonte in February 2013. We’re also started Real Life’s first Hispanic service, Vida Real, in April 2013, and we’re preparing to launch Real Life UCF/Oviedo in the fall of 2013.