Stay-at-home mom, runner, and freelance writer Emily Robertson has been a member of Real Life Church for a couple of years. Though she spent most of her life in St. Louis, Missouri, she left the Gateway to the West after marrying her husband Jeff. In time, Jeff accepted a job with a large industrial contractor that required building power plants. As part of this occupation, the Robertsons have resided in several cities; by 2014, they had arrived in the home of the Corvettes and the Hot Rods.
Amongst the unique features of Bowling Green, Emily and Jeff began to visit churches, but nothing felt like home. “When my husband and I were researching churches online, we found Real Life Church and decided to check it out…we instantly felt welcomed! I was getting ready to have our second child, and we knew NO ONE. I will always remember Autumn Cannon telling me that if there was ANYTHING we needed, to just let her know! That was huge for someone that was new to town!” They wanted to become a part of such an atmosphere, and Emily involved herself in ways to help others feel just as welcomed as her family did during their first visit to RLC: “Because I can always relate to being the new person at a church, I’m really passionate about making people feel welcome and comfortable when they first come into our church. I started serving in the KidsLife check in area, and I got to meet and welcome so many families with little ones! I’ve moved into being on the Greeting Team as a host, and that has been so much fun for me…Also, I help out with the RLC blog…I think it is so fun that people can check out the website and learn a lot more about our church and [other] RLCers.”
In addition to her ministry, Emily has also served alongside her husband in other areas of Real Life Church. Together, they co-led a couple Life Groups: “Last semester, my husband and I led the Dave Ramsey life group. This semester, [we] co-lead the couples life group. We LOVE LifeGroups and think that they are such a huge part of how Jesus intended us to live, so we’ve loved leading this last year!”
Emily’s enthusiasm is evident in her service, and it is what earned her the Spotlight for this week. Be sure to show her some appreciation this week!