1998 - With much prayer and conversation, Real Life Ministries is formed with Jim Putman as Senior Pastor. The first service has 147 people attend.
1999 - After only four months at the Cinema, Real Life Ministries grows to 350 people in weekly attendance.
2001 - The building that is now known as RLM 2 was completed and the congregation grew from 800 to 1,227 in two months.
2002 - With weekend attendance at 2,500 and Home Groups attendance growing monthly, leadership decides to build the current worship facility - RLM 1.
2003 - Real Life Ministries plants its first church, Real Life Ministries Spokane Valley. They are in a new building now, running 1,360 in weekend attendance.
2005 - Real Life Ministries makes both the “Fastest Growing Churches” and the “Most Influential Churches” lists. Real Life Newport is planted.
2006 - After Easter attendance tops 10,000 for the first time, and 6,500 in weekly attendance, RLM looks to expand again.
2007 - RLM plants two more churches, Real Life on the Palouse and Real Life Silver Valley. Both churches are growing and building permanent facilities.
2008 - Real Life Ministries buys 118 acres on the prairie in the heart of Kootenai County. Real Life Boise is planted in Meridian, Idaho in October.
2009 - Real Life Ministries starts construction on RLM 3, providing more classroom space and a permanent home for the RLM Thrift Store.
2010 - RLM plants its sixth church, Real Life Spokane, which is already growing at a miraculous rate with current attendance of 400 people.
2011 - RLM trains about 680 participants from 155 churches from our region and across the nation including Illinois, Wyoming, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
2012 - Real Life plans on planting our first local campus church in Coeur d’Alene with the goal of reaching more people through outreach.
Historic Faith is a reference based on the actions of the Early Church, during a time when the Roman Empire was overtaken by plague. During this time Christians behaved like Christ would, regardless of circumstances, culture or consequences. Rome eventually fell to Christianity because of their actions.
We are enduring our own Historic Faith at Real Life, and God has been moving within our church. Click on the above links to see video testimonies and answers to any questions you may have on this Historic Faith Journey.
We have included a STORIES page, this is a place where you can read what is happening in the lives of our church family. We also want to hear your story. Click HERE to share what God is doing in your life, we want to hear all about it!
If you would like to submit your commitment, please click HERE for an online Commitment Card.