Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

The Faithfulness of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s faithfulness.  Can God be trusted to do what he says he will do? Incorrect Perception: The Unreliable God The unreliable god is walking around with some significant baggage left by numerous people in our lives.  Each of us knows what it feels like to be forgotten and isolated.  Too many people have broken some precious promises which led us to some serious consequences.  Each time that…

Florence and Sunday’s Schedule

While many people will claim meteorologists exaggerated or missed the impact of Hurricane Florence, I will just take it as another reminder of God’s protection.  As the storm has weakened, it is just another indication of God’s goodness to us. While we don’t know how much rain and wind will accumulate throughout the night, we do not want to change Sunday morning’s schedule on speculation. At each point of this storm, it has seemed to weaken than what was expected.…

The Transcendence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the transcendence of God. Incorrect Perception: The Man Upstairs God Many people casually refer to God as the Man Upstairs.  Minimizing the unthinkable chasm between His quality and our quality, they diminish His character as someone only slightly higher than us.  This diluted…

The Independence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the independence of God.

Fall Construction Update

It has been less than a year since we first shared the Rocky Creek plans to increase capacity and flexibility on our campus.  In a short amount of time, many details have come together, many funds have been contributed, and many steps have been made.  We moved into the gym on Sunday, August 26th to clear the path for the renovations, and they are now underway.  The goal has been to worship in the gym for 3 months and to…

The Immanence of God

Studying the attributes of God is an important endeavor for the Christian disciple.  A. W. Tozer was a brilliant theologian and pastor of the twentieth century. In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, he presented a thesis statement that signifies the importance of addressing the issue of theology. He wrote: What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. If your concept of God is incorrect, your devotion will be misguided.…

Attributes of God [Fall 2018 Equip Study]

A. W. Tozer was a brilliant theologian and pastor of the twentieth century. In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, he presented a thesis statement that signifies the importance of addressing the issue of theology. He wrote: “What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” On the first read, that statement may seem a bit dramatic, but is he on to something here?

Praying the Lord’s Prayer as a Church

Jesus taught us to pray in what we call the Lord’s Prayer.  Have you ever thought about how you can use this prayer as a template to pray for our church? Here’s how Jesus taught His disciples to pray: 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts,     as we also…

Worship Internship

Rocky Creek is a church committed to making disciples who make disciples.  That’s why we have established the Entrust initiative that provides college students, seminary students, and those desiring the opportunity to be entrusted with meaningful ministry experiences within a local church.  For those who are preparing for vocational or volunteer ministry, we believe your educational season is critical on what it means to be the church.  That’s why we want to help. We have our intern group almost settled for…

Fall Forward

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

How to Have An Effective Gospel Group

Groups are important.  Whether you call them Gospel Groups, small groups, community groups, discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, etc., the committed gathering of a smaller group of believers is essential to discipleship. Hebrews 10:19-25 speaks to the importance of Christians stimulating one another to live for Christ.  While the passage begins by explaining how Jesus’ sacrifice changes us, the writer then commands us not to further change ourselves but change one another. In our Gospel Groups, we…

Willing Hearts

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Empty Chairs

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Open Doors

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

Three Reminders for the Next Generation

Parents want the best for their children.  Would you be willing to give the best to your children even if it included getting intentional and personal? Psalm 78:1-8 teaches that each generation needs to be reminded of 3 things: The Faithfulness of God The Frailties of the Past The Focus of the Future The Faithfulness of God The next generation needs to know who God is. The next generation needs to know what God has done. While we are faithless,…

Update on Start of Renovation

We are so grateful for all the progress being made in our Forward campus renovation.  So much work has been done and yet it is some of the most important and unseen at the same time.  The staff and other key leadership teams have worked diligently to provide quality improvements while maintaining wise stewardship. Here’s some things to keep you informed: Playground fencing has been installed.  We are waiting on the delivery of new pieces.  The company had some unforeseen…