Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

Praying the Lord’s Prayer as a Church

Jesus taught us to pray in what we call the Lord’s Prayer.  Have you ever thought about how you can use this prayer as a template to pray for our church? Here’s how Jesus taught His disciples to pray: 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts,     as we also…

Worship Internship

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.  For those who are preparing for vocational or volunteer ministry, we believe your educational season is critical on what it means to be the church.  That’s why we want to help. We have our intern group almost settled for…

Fall Forward

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

How to Have An Effective Gospel Group

Groups are important.  Whether you call them Gospel Groups, small groups, community groups, discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, etc., the committed gathering of a smaller group of believers is essential to discipleship. Hebrews 10:19-25 speaks to the importance of Christians stimulating one another to live for Christ.  While the passage begins by explaining how Jesus’ sacrifice changes us, the writer then commands us not to further change ourselves but change one another. In our Gospel Groups, we…

Willing Hearts

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Empty Chairs

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Open Doors

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Three Reminders for the Next Generation

Parents want the best for their children.  Would you be willing to give the best to your children even if it included getting intentional and personal? Psalm 78:1-8 teaches that each generation needs to be reminded of 3 things: The Faithfulness of God The Frailties of the Past The Focus of the Future The Faithfulness of God The next generation needs to know who God is. The next generation needs to know what God has done. While we are faithless,…

Update on Start of Renovation

We are so grateful for all the progress being made in our Forward campus renovation.  So much work has been done and yet it is some of the most important and unseen at the same time.  The staff and other key leadership teams have worked diligently to provide quality improvements while maintaining wise stewardship. Here’s some things to keep you informed: Playground fencing has been installed.  We are waiting on the delivery of new pieces.  The company had some unforeseen…

Discipleship Strategy for Your Family

Within the family contains one of the greatest opportunities for discipleship and one of the greatest challenges for consistency. Your family members provide you the greatest opportunity to encourage and to discourage spiritual growth. When Jesus isn’t the centerpiece of the home, every inch of it is out of place. Let’s study Eph. 5:22-6:4 to see what Jesus at the center of the home looks like. All order in the family and submission among relationships all have one common head…

God’s Plan for Your Family

God’s plan for your family is not complex.  We make it that way, but it is truly simple.  This is the plan: God wants to reconcile the world to Himself through Christ-following parents who disciple their own children to multiply gospel transformation to all people.      In Gen. 12:1-3, we hear God’s plan for Abram. God blesses Abram in order that he would be a blessing to all people.  Blessed to be a blessing.  He actually said that all…

Mentoring Ministry at Perry Correctional

We had an incredible time of ministry in prison on Sunday.  For those interested in serving more, we want to remind you of the training the chaplain shared.  If you can’t come this week, there will be another time, but here is the information you need to know. Mentoring Ministry at Perry Greetings Friends, If you are interested in the Mentoring Ministry at Perry and still have not been able to attend a training session for this….. THIS IS YOUR…

Jesus’ Prayer for His Church

When Jesus spoke of His Church, He spoke of a people and not a building (Matt. 16:18).  We are not called to come to church but to be the Church. In John 17, we get insight into how Jesus prayed for the universal Church and how that applies to each expression of a local church.  Our hearts should be comforted by the fact that – of all people – Jesus Christ has prayed for us as a church. The better…

Let’s Give the Gospel of Mark to the Hunsrik People

As we study through the Gospel of Mark together as a church, my personal life has been deeply impacted.  I have grown so much by studying the message and ministry of Jesus that I can’t imagine not having the ability to read this book. 3 million Hunsrik people of Brazil do not have the Gospel of Mark in their language.  We need to do something about it. As we studied, I really wanted to help other people around the world…

Prison Ministry Instructions

I asked for 20 men to follow me to Perry Correctional, and the Lord sent 40.  As we go Sunday, let’s prayerfully anticipate what the Lord will do in our midst. As soon as the 10:30 services are over, we will gather together in the multipurpose room down the hall from the sanctuary.  Someone is fixing some lunch bags for us to take and go.  You can ride separate or come along in the caravan. Here are some important instructions…

How Hospitality Changed Rosaria Butterfield’s Life

I shared in today’s sermon about the need for a gospel-based hospitality.  I told briefly about the testimony of Rosaria Butterfield.  Here is a synopsis in her own words. Based on the book, “The Gospel Comes With a House Key” Learn more here.