Posts by Joy Emery

Posts by Joy Emery

Communication in the Home

In Deuteronomy 6:5-9 we find a key command that we all know and repeat with great ease, yet there is a communication plan following the greatest commandment that we often overlook. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and…

Rocky Creek Collegiates Engaged in Missions

In a world where people often downplay the role of the millennials in our society, Rocky Creek is blessed to celebrate our millennials being on mission this summer. This year, we launched a new college initiative and gave the collegiates a place to both grow in their faith and to serve through the body of Christ. Rocky Creek provided “College Commit” as a way for students who are local during the school year to “commit” to Rocky Creek as their…

Miracles and Missions Family Mission Trip Recap

The best way for children to learn to minister to others is by watching their parents minister to others. Our Rocky Creek children’s families joined with our Miracle Hill Ministries missions partner in ministering to the upstate the week of April 4-8. Projects included working with the Miracle Hill Boy’s Home as we helped with outside spring work projects, working with the Miracle Hill Children’s Home as we hosted one-day Vacation Bible School opportunities complete with crafts and recreation, and…

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update – March 1, 2018

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update March 1, 2018 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Note from Joy Regarding the Kids’ Secret Mission Night Join with other Rocky Creek families of children on Sunday evening, March 18, as we celebrate the ministry…

Meet the Rocky Creek Resident and the Interns

Rocky Creek is a church committed to making disciples who make disciples. That’s why we have established the Entrust initiative that provides college students, seminary students, and those desiring the opportunity to be entrusted with meaningful ministry experiences within a local church. We welcome our first group of participants to our Rocky Creek ministry team: Bryce Staggs – Pastoral Resident Bryce is excited to be serving as a pastoral resident at Rocky Creek under Travis’ supervision. He comes to us from a youth ministry…

Upward Games Begin

Upward celebrates opening game day on January 13, 2018.  Your child’s coach will be providing the specifics regarding the time you need to arrive on game day. Invite your family and friends to come out to support your child as we support the children who have been practicing and preparing for the Upward season. The refreshment area will be open in the fellowship hall where your teams will meet around tables for recognitions after each game. Fans, our greatest example…

Hit the Road and Encourage Your Child’s Teacher

We don’t need one more thing to do, but what if your family could be on mission without putting a specific event on your calendar? What? That doesn’t make sense? Sure it does! Look at the stories of Jesus in the Bible. Jesus most often just encountered people along the way – as He walked along the road. Our Rocky Creek children’s ministry wants to partner with parents as we begin to focus on missions as a lifestyle. Our “Music…

Something New in Kids’ Worship

On Sunday, August 20, your children’s church team will begin a new year of Kids’ Worship. The preschoolers and the children will meet together following the music portion of our worship service in the multi-purpose room. Children and guests must have checked in with an identification sticker prior to being released to participate. Kids’ Worship is provided as a bridge for children who need a little more time before joining their families in worship. The curriculum used for Kids’ Worship…

Volunteer Opportunities with the Next Generation

There are some wonderful opportunities for you to volunteer with the next generation. Here are some ways to serve: Children 1 Music Leader for Wednesday Evening at 6:30 pm (1st-5th grades) 1 Music Assistant for Wednesday Evening at 6:30 pm (1st-5th grades) 1 Missions Leader for Wednesday Evening at 6:30 pm(1st-5th grades) 2 – 3rd grade teachers for Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Students to Apply to Disciple Children on Sunday Evenings at 5:45 pm Contact Joy to volunteer with our children!…

Bridges and Community

What’s the purpose of a bridge? If you look at a definition, a bridge is a structure that carries a road, path, railroad, or canal across an obstacle like a ravine, ravine, road, or railroad. A bridge helps you get where you want to be if you are traveling. Think about bridges in your church – places which help people get from where they are to where they need to be or should be. Let’s take a look at four…

Summer Challenge

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.  Psalm 113:3 Summer consists of longer days enabling a family to spend more time outside, doing special activities, and making memories.  From the moment the sun rises to where it sets, it is an opportunity to praise the Lord for all the blessings he provides as individuals but also as families. We want to provide you a summer challenge…

Your Family Can Make It On One Income

To work or not to work?  That question is usually simple to answer when considering a father’s role in the family. But when we consider whether or not a mother should work outside the home, many factors make the issue more sensitive for Christian families. Each couple must pray together and agree about the mother’s role in the home, considering the children’s well-being, the mother’s desire to work, and ultimately whether or not the mother working outside the home is…

How to Know the Love Language of Your Kids

If you have a difficult time connecting with your child, perhaps you have not yet determined your child’s unique love language. The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ph.D and Ross Campbell, M.D helps parents connect with their children and raise their children by being aware of the child’s love language. To understand the basics of the book, you can read more here. To purchase the e-book, you can do that here. Which love language do you think…

Sharing the Gospel with Your Child

Occasionally, your child will observe friends who have made decisions to accept God’s gift of salvation and have chosen to follow in believer’s baptism. Every time there is a baptism, you have a great opportunity to share the gospel with your child. While we never want your child to be forced into a decision to follow Christ, we do want you as the parent to have spiritual conversations with your child at those unique moments of worship. Spiritual conversations are like…

Time for Fun

The alarm clock goes off, and it’s off to the races – backpacks, lunch boxes, car rider lines, straighten the house, run some errands, a second car rider line, unpack lunch boxes, and go through backpacks looking for papers to sign and homework to do. When your day feels like one big rat race, you might forget that there are moments in each day you can capture and cherish with your children. There are moments in each day you can…

The Truth About Satan’s Favorite Lies

Satan is a master of disguise. He knows how to disguise his wolves to attract and ultimately destroy you and your friends. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. He makes the ugly seem beautiful. He makes the bad seem good. He makes your wrong choice seem OK. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. If you learn to recognize the traps and dangers…
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