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2017 Annual Report – Forward

Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you (Prov. 4:25). God is at work among the people of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. These are exciting days, and we want to align ourselves with His great commission to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:18-20). By making disciples who love, grow, and serve through intentional relationships, we find joy and purpose through our obedience. This 2017 annual report is a way to celebrate looking backward, but ultimately,…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 1

Each Wednesday until December 27, we will post an emphasis to encourage you to pray for International Missions and to consider how you may give financially to help support International Missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Bagby Family NEPAL Getting to the 28 people groups in the mountains of Nepal takes a journey of weeks by car, plane, and trekking on foot—and that’s if everything goes just right. Click here for the LMCO Prayer Day 1

Matthew 28:16-20 for Gospel Groups November 12-18

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 28:16-20   Is your desire to worship Jesus wherever you are? Is your faith always solid or do you ever doubt? What does Jesus have authority over? Have you experienced God’s power in your life? Because of the power and authority of Jesus, what are we to do? What is a disciple? How do you make a disciple? How are you making disciples here and throughout the world? How…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution must be made. Download Handout – Session 10 – Interpreting Acts Narrative Reminders In reading biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan of the Sovereign God being worked through His creation Middle Level – key aspects of God’s plan centering around God’s people…

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

In 1888 Southern Baptist churches were introduced to a new offering for international missions, named after a woman called Lottie Moon.  She had tirelessly and selflessly given her life not just to share the Gospel with the people in China, but especially with her  relentless appeal to American churches to send and support more missionary workers in China. “Why should we not…do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of Him who,…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 12]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

November Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month as you pray through our Missions Prayer Newsletter, you will be able to praise God for several Rocky Creek teams who went out to serve in our community, for several young lives changed by hearing the Gospel message of hope and love, for upcoming opportunities to serve alongside some of our Mission Partners.  Plus you may learn a little bit about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Download the November 2017 Missions Prayer Newsletter   

November’s Focus: Budget

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as a church body.  Just to catch you up, here’s what we have been focusing on at Rocky Creek: January: Pastor – I am so thankful you allowed me to be your pastor! February: Website – The staff did a wonderful job at overhauling the website and the content…

The Importance of the Bible in our Gospel Groups

Gospel Groups are an integral part of the ministry at Rocky Creek, and they help us make disciples that love, grow, and serve through intentional relationships.  The following are some values that we think are important for all Gospel Groups: AUTHORITY – God’s Word is our guide. MATURITY – Our leaders are growing. AUTHENTICITY – It is safe to be real. ACCOUNTABILITY – We keep each other on the right path. AVAILABILITY – We are accessible beyond the gathering. REPRODUCIBILITY – We grow to…

The 5 Solas [Simplified]

The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.  This movement literally changed the world.  This year, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s birth when Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the Castle Church in Wittenberg. As a result of the Protestant Reformation, Protestant denominations were born (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.).  Much of the doctrine that is accepted by evangelical Christians was reinstated during that time…

Classical Conversations at Rocky Creek

How can you educate your children to know God and make Him known?  How can you cultivate a love of learning in your children and give them a better education than you received? Helping thousands of families homeschool using the Classical, Christian method, a Classical Conversations community is here to help you. We meet each Monday at Rocky Creek Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 am for K4 – 6th graders and at 8:30 am for 7th graders and up.  We…