Posts by Joy Emery

Posts by Joy Emery

Summer 2020 RC Collegiates

If you are a graduating high school senior, already a college student, or you have just graduated from college, Rocky Creek wants to connect with you this summer. We desire for this to be a summer where you reconnect with those you have grown up with at Rocky Creek. We hope this is also a summer where you meet new people who have moved into our community since you have been away at college. And…we will also welcome out newest…

What about VBS?

Summer is just around the corner. Kids are tired of being at home. Parents are tired of having to manage everything around the center of the home. Everyone wants things to be back to normal. So, where does that leave us with our Rocky Creek Vacation Bible School? I am not dependent on VBS to be the primary tool to share the Gospel with children. The answer to the VBS question is that we still don’t know how best to…

Family Night – Don’t Miss the Moments

I can’t tell you how many days we have been home together. I can remember the day things started to change because I had a children’s “Secret Missions” event scheduled on the Sunday evening when everyone started asking questions about whether or not people should meet in groups. I adapted the event, called off the restaurant portion of the event, and made sure unsuspecting families were okay with us leaving gifts at their homes. That was March 15, 2020. A…

It’s Your Serve!

In the game of tennis, there is a battle back and forth for points. Each player or pairs of players serve in order to gain points. The tennis player never arrives at the court expecting to win points without serving to the opponent. Thankfully, in the church, there is no battle for points. We are all serving on the same team. When we serve at church, everyone wins because the Kingdom of God is engaged in serving others. It takes…

Neighborhoods Now 

Neighborhoods Now is a simple guide to help you meet your neighbors, stay connected with them, and serve them during this unusual time of social distancing. By using  suggested “talking points” and questions, you can engage with those living around you in an effort to meet needs and to share the good news of Jesus. Ideally, Neighborhood Now will also be used as a tool to help you effectively minister to your neighbors on a more personal, face-to-face basis. You…

Children’s Ministry Family Christmas Party

What if we approached our Christmas with the spirit of giving that God gave to us when He sent His Son to this earth as our Messiah? Let’s think of ways our families can give generously this Christmas. Each family will be challenged during the month of November to begin thinking about the offering they plan to give to our “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” for our International Mission Board missionaries. Our Rocky Creek children are blessed to have met some…

Wednesdays at the Creek: July 17 (Tropical Grille)

Wednesdays at the Creek provide an opportunity for your family to meet other families at Rocky Creek and to engage in Bible study and fun activities. Your family can join us at 5:15PM for food and fellowship. At 6:15PM we’ll start an activity-based Bible Study. On July 17, a Tropical Grille Buffet will be available for pre-purchase for $7.00 per person. The deadline to order a meal for your family is Sunday, July 14 Stay tuned for registration links for…

Meet Daniel Gibson – Rocky Creek’s Part-Time Media Coordinator

Our Rocky Creek staff and personnel team are excited to announce our newest part-time media coordinator – Daniel Gibson. Daniel joined the team on January 1, 2019, after serving as a college intern last year under Donald Shockley’s supervision in the music and media area. Daniel’s new responsibilities will include coordinating the media communications, leading the Rocky Creek creative team, and overseeing graphics for individual ministry areas. To introduce you to Daniel, he answered following questions: Why did you want…

Communication in the Home

In Deuteronomy 6:5-9 we find a key command that we all know and repeat with great ease, yet there is a communication plan following the greatest commandment that we often overlook. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and…

Rocky Creek Collegiates Engaged in Missions

In a world where people often downplay the role of the millennials in our society, Rocky Creek is blessed to celebrate our millennials being on mission this summer. This year, we launched a new college initiative and gave the collegiates a place to both grow in their faith and to serve through the body of Christ. Rocky Creek provided “College Commit” as a way for students who are local during the school year to “commit” to Rocky Creek as their…

Miracles and Missions Family Mission Trip Recap

The best way for children to learn to minister to others is by watching their parents minister to others. Our Rocky Creek children’s families joined with our Miracle Hill Ministries missions partner in ministering to the upstate the week of April 4-8. Projects included working with the Miracle Hill Boy’s Home as we helped with outside spring work projects, working with the Miracle Hill Children’s Home as we hosted one-day Vacation Bible School opportunities complete with crafts and recreation, and…

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update – March 1, 2018

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update March 1, 2018 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Note from Joy Regarding the Kids’ Secret Mission Night Join with other Rocky Creek families of children on Sunday evening, March 18, as we celebrate the ministry…