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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…

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…

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…

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Total

Thank you Rocky Creek for the financial gifts you gave for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  When we counted the offering from the December 31 worship service, our Final Total for Lottie Moon was $38,050.84.  We will be sending that check to the International Mission Board very soon.  This is the second highest amount that Rocky Creek has given to Lottie Moon to support International Missions.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

January Missions Prayer Newsletter

The January 2018 Missions Prayer Newsletter is available at the church or you can download a version here January 2018 Missions Prayer Newsletter. In this issue you will be able to pray for two young ladies in Africa who have finished their training and are ready to follow Christ in their mission work; a family who is learning Spanish to begin a new chapter in their ministry; a tent revival in Ecuador; and a youth retreat the same weekend as our…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 8

This is the last prayer focus for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  For the past eight Wednesdays, we have posted this prayer focus to encourage our Church Family to pray for International Missions, to educate our Family about the great work that the International Mission Board and our International Missionaries are doing, and to motivate our Family to financially support the LMCO to help further the work of those missionaries.  Today, IMB President, David Platt reminds us why prayer is…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 7

Today, we are close to the end of the “week of prayer” that we have spread over these last two months and today our focus is on how God has worked throughout the entire world and ways He has eternally impacted people.  Watch the video and pray for these missionaries. Our Rocky Creek family have given well to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, but we still have two more Sundays that we will collect for the offering.  If you have…

Let’s Move Forward

We are grateful to share with you that the Forward Campus Plan passed in our services yesterday with an overwhelming majority vote on all 5 sections! Phase 1 – updating the sanctuary Phase 2 – upgrading our playground Phase 3 – remodeling flexible meeting spaces Phase 4 – renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church Establishing a building fund As discussed, we will begin taking steps towards addressing Phase 1 & 2 immediately.  We encourage you to…

LMCO – The Cost of Keeping Missionaries on the Field

LMCO – The Cost of Keeping Missionaries on the Field We all know that everything is getting more expensive; Food, Education, Health Care, Lodging, etc.  And that is not just here in the United States.  Missionaries throughout the world also experience higher costs.  The International Mission Board (IMB) has listed some examples of costs for keeping missionaries on the field.  These are just some examples: $6 – Pays for a one-mile taxi ride in Tokyo $25 – Supplies one tank…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 6

Praise God for the offering that our Rocky Creek family has given so far, our total at this point is $19,641.  That is a good start, but far from what our Rocky Creek family has given in previous years.  We will continue to collect until December 31. This week as you pray about what to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, pray also for the Mikeska family serving in London. At Shane and Lindsay Mikeska’s house in London, Christmas…

LMCO – Even International Missionaries Give To Lottie Moon

In 2014, Rocky Creek sent a team to Senegal to host the Western Gateway Conference, a retreat for missionaries serving throughout West Africa.  Every missionary family that came to the conference came prepared with money they had set aside through the year for Lottie Moon.  Our team had brought dozens of gift baskets for children, adults, and families for a very special Lottie Moon Auction. The missionaries had a blast bidding on the different baskets and they all went home…

December’s Focus: Discipleship

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…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 5

This week we are over halfway through our LMCO Prayer focus.  This coming Sunday we will be collecting our LMCO offering at Rocky Creek.  As you pray for these missionaries each week, pray also about how you can be partnered with them through your financial gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. On Sunday, December 10, you can give with a check made out to Rocky Creek Baptist Church and put “LMCO” in the memo section, put it in one…