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State Missions Offering

Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions For State Missions, Missions Education, and Great Commission Living Here is what it is…. Each year in September, South Carolina Baptists focus on State Missions through prayer and finances.  This offering is named the “Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions” after the first president of the SC Woman’s Missionary Union in 1937.  The funds raised from this annual offering help to support Evangelism, Church Planting, Training, Educational Ministries, and much more (see the link…

Fall Schedule for Attributes of God Study

The issue of having a correct theology is critically important.  That’s why I am teaching a course on the Attributes of God.  During our Fall 2018 semester of Equip, we will be looking at a different attribute of God every week.  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.   If you would like to know…

Reading the Old Testament

Today, Monday, August 27, 2018, Rocky Creek starts a journey through the Bible. Our Bible Reading Plan during the week will take us chronologically through the Bible, and in our Gospel Groups we will be studying Genesis 1 on September 2, 2018, and then working our way to Revelation over the next three years. Here’s the Bible Reading Plan for September to November 2018. Please check out episode 1147 of Ask Pastor John from January 17, 2018 to give you some…

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.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 26

This week we will start a reading plan that will take us chronologically through the Bible.  We will read through the Scriptures in the order in which events occurred.  Hopefully, as you read God’s Word it will come alive to you and you will see God in a fresh way.  May God reveal Himself to you in a powerful way as you meditate on the Bible.  We will start in Genesis and work our way to Revelation.  May God do…

Let’s Love On Our Local Law Enforcement Officers

Rocky Creek has A great opportunity to help love on our local law enforcement community:   Blue In The Zoo will be held on September 22.  This is the 4th year the Greenville Baptist Association has hosted this event and Rocky Creek has participated each year.  This is a great time for Rocky Creek to love on our local law enforcement.  This year we will host a photo booth.  We need some RC families to participate, to invite the families to…

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?

David’s Table

The Fall Semester of David’s Table (a part of Young Life Capernaum) will start back on Monday, September 10.  We have a great opportunity to invest in the lives of some very special students and young adults by hosting a meal for one of their Monday services.  Last semester there were probably around 80-90 students and adults who attended the David’s Table (for high school students) and the E210 (for those who have graduated high school) programs on  Monday evenings.…

RC Family At Work This Summer

This Summer Our RC Family: Raised money in VBS for Bible Translation… Helped with construction efforts at the Piedmont Women’s Center Grove Road Center… Served in Brazil, with 2 different teams… Loved on a great group of Overcomers… Sent men to Perry Correctional Center to worship and learn to mentor inmates… Led VBS in MetroWest Boston… Shared Christ in Ecuador… Hosted a possible church planter from Mexico… Sponsored a church planter to attend Urban Church Planting training in Philadelphia… Prayed…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 19

This week brings us to the end of the New Testament.  At the end of the book of Revelation we see that Jesus will be victorious, and as believers in Him, we are victorious, too.  What was broken by sin will be restored and made new.  This is wonderful truth to know and eagerly expect.  As we live in the present we have great encouragement for what the future holds.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for…

Fall 2018 Wednesday Nights

Our Wednesday Night Schedule for the Fall will start on August 22.  Wednesday nights provide an opportunity for you to grow and serve as a disciple.  There are classes, groups and activities for preschoolers, children, students, and adults.  We meet at 6:30pm each Wednesday. Preschool Music and Missions – 2nd floor preschool area Children Music and Missions – 3rd floor children area Students – Storehouse Joyful Ornaments – Room 138-140 Study of 1-2 Samuel and prayer meeting – chapel (led by Stoney Huggins)…

Fall Forward Traffic Flow Video

Our traffic flow in and around the Rocky Creek facility will change on Sunday, August 26.  For parking information please click here.  The following video will show you how to move between groups and the worship service.   You can also check out our previous blog post that describes how the new traffic flow affects each “age” group.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ (part 2)

We are headed into the second half of the book of Revelation.  Here’s a video to help you grasp some of the larger concepts and important themes in the chapters 12-22 of the book.  If you need a recap of chapters 1-11 click 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…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 12

We are making our way into the second half of the book of Revelation.  As a review, here’s a recap of chapters 1-11.  This week we’ll read through chapters 11-15.  Here’s an overview of these chapters and the remaining part of Revelation.  Remember that the focus is God’s greatness and our victory through Jesus.  Worship this week as you read, and ascribe to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit their worth.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures…

Worship Service and Groups Traffic Flow

On Sunday, August 26, we will be making several changes at Rocky Creek.  Some groups will be changing times and rooms. The worship service will move from the sanctuary to the gym for a few months.  And the second floor from the chapel stairwell to the “elevator” stairwell will be closed, due to our renovation project. With all these changes, our traffic flow in and around the building will change.  For parking information please click here.  The following will be helpful information…

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…

Bios for Deacons 2018-2019

The following five men desire to serve the body at Rocky Creek as deacons in 2018-2019. They will join our existing deacons in order to serve people in the following ways:     Meet needs according to the Word – handle physical needs as they come up     Support the ministry of the Word – allow pastors to study, pray, and preach     Unify the body around the Word – promote Christlike character and mission mindset These five men have been examined by the pastors…

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…

August Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the August Missions Prayer Newsletter, pray for: 8 new believers in Christ; A church who is sending members overseas to serve; Training for national pastors and wives for ministry; Opportunities to serve locally with some of our Mission Partners; Several who are serving in Muslim areas preparing for the annual Muslim sacrifice holiday; And you can pray for these great opportunities that our Church Family had during this summer: Click here to download the August Missions Prayer…