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Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 3

As we continue our Wednesday prayer focus on International Missionaries and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we want you to continue to consider how God may want to use you in these efforts.   Jones Family JAPAN Jared and Tara Jones knew that God could do a lot with something little. But they never imagined just how many doors He would open through their infant son, whose adoption people had told them was almost impossible in Japan. Click here for…

Isaiah 12:1-6 for Gospel Groups November 26-December 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Isaiah 12:1-6   Is the day of the Lord a day to look forward to or to fear? For what can you praise and give thanks to God? What is a current day metaphor that we could use to describe salvation from the Lord? Is the body at RC filled with joy because of the streams of mercy that flow from God? What does your worship and evangelism look like?…

Your Lottie Moon Gifts at Work

How can your financial gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering help? $50 provides 25 cups of coffee for workers in Mexico City meeting with businesspeople to share the Gospel. $200 provides metro tickets for 6 months’ worth of visiting Muslim friends in Moscow. $500 provides Bibles and videos to share the Gospel in the heart language of refugees. $1,000 provides sound equipment for the Jones family as they plant a church in Japan. $5,000 provides a 3-week trip for…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 2

These posts will help you and your family pray for International Missions and some of the missionaries who serve overseas and who depend on the support of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Pray about how you and your family can partner with the International Mission Board and Rocky Creek to help transform lives.   Muslims of Russia RUSSIA Islam is part of the fabric of old Russia—it made it there 66 years before Christianity did. As a result, Muslim groups…

Acts 1:4-14 for Gospel Groups November 19-25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 1:4-10 Psalm 110   Is it hard to wait for things? What have you had to wait on before? Do you trust a promise from God more than a promise from a friend? Why? How do you handle “unknowns” in life? Why is the Holy Spirit important? What does the Holy Spirit empower us to do? What do you think about this statement by John Piper? Missions exists because…

Three Rocky Creek Girls with Lottie

These Three Rocky Creek Girls all benefit from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Rebecca, Cassie and Adeola all serve in different countries but all receive financial assistance from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As you pray for the girls, pray also for how you will participate with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year. To help you better understand how your contribution to the LMCO will help, consider these facts: $80 will sponsor one missionary for a team-building workshop. $120…

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…

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…