Posts from January 2018

Posts from January 2018

Preschool Academy Registration

Rocky Creek Academy Registration 2018-2019 Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin soon! Please see the information below for your specific registration date and time. To ensure that we take registrations in the order of arrivals, number cards will be placed on the main entrance door one hour before the scheduled registration time. Enrollment forms can be found by clicking the link below Preschool Academy Forms Please complete all forms prior to registration drop off. PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION (K2-K4) Registration Fee = 1…

The Generation Z (part 3 of 4)

6-10 TRAITS OF Z NATION      What do we need to know about the kids in Generation Z?   They’re pretty independent.Gen Xers, repeatedly warned about “helicopter parenting,” have reacted by giving their kids—Z’s—plenty of space. This hands-off parenting has yielded both pros and cons. They’re aware of a troubled planet.Most Z’s have grown up since 9/11 and have only known a world where terrorist attacks are the norm. Additionally, they’ve lived through the Great Recession, and they’ve seen their parents,…

January Parenting Principle #1

January Parenting Principle    Principle #1: Nothing is more important in your life than being one of God’s tools to form a human soul. Many books and articles have been written about the subject of parenting. In fact, there are whole sections in bookstores focused solely on that topic.  Biblical parenting is much more than a topic, book, tips, and even strategies. We use those things to help us, but its more than that. Biblical parenting is a calling. God…

The Generation Z (part 2 of 4)

1-5 TRAITS OF Z NATION      What do we need to know about the kids in Generation Z? They’re everywhere.Gen Z—those born between 1996 and 2014—makes up 24.3 percent of the U.S. population, according to U.S. Census estimates for 2016. That’s more than millennials (22.1 percent), more than Gen X (19 percent), and more than baby boomers (22.9 percent). By 2020, The Washington Postsays, Z’s will have about $3 trillion in purchasing power. They’ve always been wired.They’ve never known a world without…

Upward Basketball and Cheer News

The latest Upward Basketball and Cheer season has already begun, and we have 279 children in grades K5 through 6th participating. This gives us an excellent opportunity to teach the gospel, not only to the children, but also their family and friends that come to see them play and cheer. The Apostle Paul said this in 1 Corinthians 3: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” The Upward ministry gives us the opportunity to both plant and…

The Generation Z (part 1 of 4)

The Z’s….. It’s not a Sleeping Giant. Who are the Z’s and how can the church reach this distracted generation? Each new generation of people gains a new name and exhibits certain characteristics. For instance, the Baby-Boomer generation is named after the group of people who was born between 1946-1964. They received this name because birth rates spiked after WWII, therefore their generation was deemed that title by sociologists. They also have certain characteristics that represent them, though not everyone…

Time Management and Personal Discipleship

We talk about making disciples, but do we make the time to do it?  In this series of lessons, we must address time management as it relates to personal discipleship. The Best Use of the Time Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is (Eph. 5:15-17). To make the most out of…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 14

The book of Proverbs is filled with much wisdom and practical insights. These concise statements that convey truth give us guidelines for how to live.  This week we’ll start reading through Proverbs to gain wisdom about discipline, family, self-control, the tongue, marriage, and finances.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 14 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 15 – Proverbs 1:1…

Help Needed For Heritage Baptist Church

Heritage Baptist Church, one of our local Mission Partners, is working to open a counseling center in a few weeks.  God has provided the counselors, but now they need some furniture to make the center more useful. Here is their wish list: 3 Love seats or Small Couches 6 Arm Chairs 3 End Tables 1 Coffee Table If you have some of these items and would be willing to donate them, contact David Williams at Rocky Creek.  

Investing in the Next Generation of Worship Leaders

Over the next several months Rocky Creek has the privilege to host the Campus Bands from North Greenville University, Anderson University, and Charleston Southern University. The bands will be leading our morning worship services. This is an excellent opportunity for us to invest in the next generation of Worship Leaders. Take time now to pray for these students and their ministry. On the Sundays that these students are leading take a moment to encourage them as well. January 14th the…

Staff Responsibilities

Rocky Creek is blessed with an incredible staff. I am daily encouraged by this team’s integrity, godliness, and diligence as they serve this church family.  In recent months, we have spent some time together studying how each of us is gifted, how we work together as a team, and also how we could better organize and clarify our responsibilities. In the section below, you can read a summarized version of our staff’s ministry responsibilities.  While the main responsibilities of each…

Defining Discipleship

We talk about making disciples, but do we know how to do it?  In this series of lessons on Personal Discipleship, let’s pray that we start obeying the biblical mandate regarding discipleship. Before we can make a disciple, we need to figure out what one looks like. What Is a Disciple? Definition In its simplest form, “disciple” means “learner.” “Disciple” was not a unique spiritual term during Jesus’ day.  It was used to describe whenever one was learning something from…
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