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Upcoming Study – The Divine Mentor

Do you need a mentor to help you with marriage, ministry, parenting, school, or just life in general?  Ultimately, God is our “Divine Mentor”, but in His Word He has given us many other mentors who can help us throughout our lives, as well. During this 8 week study (Wednesdays April 11-May 30 from 6:30-7:30pm in room 342) we will read Wayne Cordeiro’s book, The Divine Mentor, and we will put its truths into practice.  The goal is not for…

PWC Construction Project

The Grove Road Construction project for the new Piedmont Women’s Center is moving along.  They are ready to pour the concrete slab and then it is time to start framing the 8,000 square foot clinic.  There are some opportunities for our RC family to participate. If you have construction experience, are a carpenter, are a skilled framer; If you are willing to serve as a go-fer (go-fer this, go-fer that) and carry materials for those who are working; If you…

SING: Created to Sing!

SING: Created to Sing! Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV) [13] For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. [14] I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Singing starts in the heart: Ephesians 5:19 (ESV) [19] addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, “Christian singing starts in the heart not the…

What are Epistles?

Have you ever wondered what the “epistles” are? We have heard people talk about them in church, but have we ever stopped to understand what they are?  Essentially, the epistles are personal letters written to churches and individuals. Elmer Towns says, “While they follow the typical form of first-century letters in the Roman world, they uniquely express Christian truth.”  These authors wrote to express great truths of the Christian faith. They also wrote to explain how a Christian should exhibit…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 11

We studied Acts 16 in our Gospel Groups and discovered that Paul and Silas traveled to Philippi and presented truth to at least three individuals.  The gospel message was received and it starts bearing much fruit.  The church at Philippi is formed and Paul has a strong affection for this body of believers.  Therefore, we’ll read through Paul’s letter to the Philippians this week and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions…

3 Reasons College Students Need the Church

Setting the Bar In high school, I read a book that changed my outlook on life. Alex and Brett Harris’ Do Hard Things was not just a book that helped motivate me, but it changed my goals in life. Even when the culture expects teenagers to sit at home and play video games after school and not care about much else, the book challenged teenagers not to waste their adolescent years but instead to be who God has called them to be. The…

SING

SING! by Keith and Kristyn Getty I recently read this gem by Keith and Kristyn Getty. After reading it, I felt this was something that I needed to share with our music ministry. I bought each member of our choir a copy of the book. Over an eight week period, we walked through this book together and talked about the principles and challenges that book presented. Over the next weeks, I will be posting what I shared in our time…

Ladies Bible Study – Finding I AM

During his sermon on January 28, Pastor Travis shared the “6 Categories of Discipleship”. Delight – Discipleship must be motivated by the wondrous delight of knowing Jesus. Disobedience – Discipleship must warn against disobedience in any sinful leanings specific to the person. Doctrine – Discipleship must wisely equip the follower to possess competent biblical doctrine. Development – Discipleship must address areas of calling with the intention to bring about ministry development. Discipline – Discipleship must train in areas of spiritual…

David’s Table and E210 Ministry

Help the kids with David’s Table and E210 by serving a meal at their Monday evening meeting.  What a great group of kids and what a simple way to show the love of Christ by simply preparing a simple meal and serving it to some kids so they can hear the message of Christ. There are about 50 kids and about 30 adults who attend.  Plan to be set up and ready to serve the meal by 5:20 (this is…

“Game On” Vacation Bible School Leader Draft Is Open

The 2018 NFL draft will take place in April at the AT&T Stadium, but there is a more important draft happening right here at Rocky Creek with the drafting of teams for this summer’s VBS. Check your calendars and hold June 10-14 open so you can be part of GAME ON! https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/vbs2016/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/29144507/VBS-2018-LEADER-recruitment.mp4 Here’s what we need to know: Which team do you want to coach? Who do you want to have as your assistant coaches? (If you are you willing…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 4

In Acts 15 we see that the Jerusalem Council concludes that salvation is by grace through faith.  Nothing needs to be added to Jesus.  “[Paul’s] letter to the Galatians is a vigorous attack against the gospel of works, and a defense of the gospel of faith.”  This week we will read through Galatians, and then 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…

February Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the February Missions Prayer Newsletter, in addition to the information above about West Africa, you can read about several people who came to understand the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ; several of our international missionaries who were able to participate in missionary conferences and be encouraged; and several campus ministries that have impacted their campuses for Christ.  As you read through the newsletter, take time to pray for these mission partners. Click here to download the February…

Upstate Sportsman Banquet Featuring Shaw Grigsby

The Upstate Sportsman’s Banquet will be held Thursday night March 8 at 7pm at Dream Cars of the Carolinas in Simpsonville, SC. Come enjoy a great barbecue dinner and, after dinner, hear Bass Master Elite Angler/Fishing Show Host, Shaw Grigsby. During the meal time, we will have a Q & A with local turkey hunting legend/Outdoors Our Way, Wyman Kellett. You’ll also have a chance to win some great door prizes. Click Here To Get More Information And To Buy…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 28

This week we will finish reading through the book of Proverbs.  Don’t just check off that you read the book, but practice and implement the practical living wisdom that you learned.  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 28 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 29 – Proverbs 21:1 – 22:29 Tuesday, January 30 – Proverbs 23:1 – 24:34 Wednesday, January 31 – Proverbs 25:1 – 26:28…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 21

Fill your mind with the wisdom of God as we continue reading through the book of Proverbs.  Apply these truths to your life and put them into practice.  Let’s be hearers and doers of the Word.  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 21 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 22 – Proverbs 11:1 – 12:28 Tuesday, January 23 – Proverbs 13:1 – 14:35…

Reaching The Z’s (part 4 of 4)

REACHING THE Z’S ( Tips on Reaching them) Jim Burns from HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific university has some advice and ideas for us. Understand Them: As Burns notes, you can’t reach the Z’s unless you understand them and their world. He takes his cue from Paul in Acts 17:22-31, addressing the Greeks at Mars Hill. “He talked to them in their language,” says Burns. “We have to do the same with Generation Z. We’ve got to…