Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

Phase 4 Response

Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of Phase 4. Through the vote, the church has spoken clearly to go forward in this direction. I am so thankful for the amount of positive and optimistic feedback I received since we first unveiled the plans. Not only did you bring support, but you also brought continued motivation to go forward in this endeavor! The commissioned Building Team gathered today to put together a plan, and I am so thankful for…

Proposal for Phase 4 [Waypoint July 2020]

Since we all cannot gather for Waypoint during this time of social distancing, we are providing this digital presentation to celebrate what God has been doing in our church and to share some plans going forward. There are two videos below. The first video is the full 36-minute presentation that gives key updates and specific plans regarding the proposal for Phase 4. The second video is the 5-minute summarized proposal for Phase 4 that we showed in our worship services.…

Regathering: Phase 3 Starting July 5

We are continuing to do our best to meet the great number of needs within our church family. As we have been so thankful for the responses from our previous plans, we want to update you regarding some changes that will actually serve us better during this next stage of social distancing. As we continue to navigate these times, here are some adjusted plans for starting on July 5th: For our English services, the adjusted service times are 9 AM,…

The Gospel, Race, & Justice: A Conversation

The Greenville Baptist Association is leading an event on the Gospel, Race, and Justice: A Conversation. Rocky Creek will host it on Sunday night, July 12th at 6:30 PM. Join us for a much-needed conversation on race and justice in our nation and how to bring the claims of the gospel to bear on these issues.  Current SC Baptist Convention President Josh Powell, President-Elect GBA Pastor Alex Sands, and GBA Church Planter Will Broadus will lead this discussion. There will…

Crucifixion

While Jesus’ death seemed like a shocking defeat to his followers, the crucifixion of Christ was God’s plan all along. By studying the context of the event, we can understand what Jesus truly accomplished. Download Handout – 11 – Crucifixion Video Audio Fulfilled Prophecies “They have pierced my hands and feet” (Ps. 22:16) “Mourning for whom they have pierced” (Zech. 12:10) “Pierced hands and feet, no broken bones, cast lots for clothing” (Ps. 22:16-18) “Pierced for our transgressions” (Isa. 53:5)…

Associations

Jesus’ ministry was framed around his association with two critical groups of people: sinners and self-righteous. To understand these complex dynamics reveals the nature of Jesus’ approach. Download Handout – 10 – Associations Video Audio The Sinners Jesus was the easiest on the sinners and the toughest on the self-righteous. Jesus was often criticized for his association with sinners. While he was gracious and polite towards sinners, he also called for repentance. He was gracious but not soft (John 8:2-11).…

Psalms [Vol. 2] – Series Overview

I cannot wait to begin our summer series on June 7th – Psalms [Vol. 2]. Here is the rundown of the series. Reasoning The psalms teach us how to speak to God. We all need help learning how to do that better. Psalms cover every range of human emotions. During these days, we have a lot of emotions we need to process. This huge section of Scripture is often overlooked in preaching and teaching. Since each psalm is essentially independent of the others, it is…

Disciples

Jesus’ calling of the disciples displayed the attribute of grace. When you look at this unique group of men he chose, there isn’t anything special about them. They weren’t obvious choices, and yet, they were Jesus’ choices. Due to that reason, they would develop into what Christ had called them to be. DOWNLOAD HANDOUT – 09 – Disciples Video Audio Reading Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16 Responsibilities Progression They started out as disciples. “Disciple” means “student” or “learner.” They became apostles.…

Ministry

Jesus’ ministry only lasted three years, but the effect of it has completely changed history. In studying the critical components of his ministry, we can better ascertain the purpose for which he came. Download Handout – 08 – Ministry Video Audio The Revelation of the Christ Teaching with Authority Jesus started his teaching ministry when he came to his hometown and was asked to read from the Scriptures (Luke 4:14-22). Jesus’ teaching was characterized as having authority (Matt 7:28-29), unlike…

Preparation

Between the birth of Jesus and the beginning of his ministry, little is known about his life. The gospel authors reported very sparse details, but what we do know provides great insight into his preparation for the ministry. Download Handout – 07 – Preparation Video Audio Notes Jesus’ Lost Years Jesus’ family flees to Egypt and later returns to Nazareth (Matt. 2:13-23). At age 12, Jesus talks with teachers in the temple (Luke 2:41-51). He grows in wisdom and stature,…

Regathering Plans

Starting Sunday, May 17th, Rocky Creek will begin regathering in worship. We will have six smaller worship gatherings on campus that only fill 20% capacity of our worship spaces as an intermediate step. With this change, we are moving into Phase 2. Here is the summary of our plans: DOWNLOAD – Regathering Plans In order to ensure our gatherings maintain a wise attendance capacity, we are assigning Gospel Groups to certain worship hours. If you are in a Gospel Group,…

Incarnation

The New Testament begins with the incarnation of Jesus Christ. God came in the flesh to rescue us. Video Audio Notes Download Handout – 06 – Incarnation Incarnate comes from Latin and means “in the flesh” (in – in, carnis – flesh). Prophecy Jeremiah 23:5 – Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in…