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Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 4

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions  Week of Prayer – Day 4 Johnathan and Yesenia Santiago In 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and almost three years later, the relief effort continues. Week of Prayer missionary Jonathan Santiago is serving an island that has been physically devastated and spiritually discouraged. When you give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, you support revitalization for the people of Puerto Rico who are desperately in need of hope. Join…

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 3

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 3 Kirk and Karen Kirkland Cincinnati, Ohio Kirk and Karen Kirkland had a comfortable life in the suburbs of Dayton, OH until God called them out of their comfort zones and into urban church planting. Pray for the Kirklands, the new believers in their church and the new community of faith they are building in Cincinnati. Kirk & Karen Kirkland: Planting Together Rocky Creek’s Annie Armstrong Offering Goal: $12,500 Through the annual Annie…

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 2

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 2 J.D. & Andreina Fasolina Toronto, Ontario Week of Prayer Missionaries J.D. and Andreina Fasolino encountered a unique situation in Toronto. Though it is one of the world’s most diverse cities, there were few Hispanic churches to minister to Spanish-speaking immigrants who came to Canada for a better life. Now God is working through the Fasolinos to multiply Hispanic churches throughout the city. Pray that God will encourage the Fasolinos in this challenging…

Annie Armstrong Week Of Prayer – Day 1

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer – Day 1 Dave & Mary Elliff Seattle, Washington North America is filled with communities desperate for the gospel. Thousands of missionaries are being called and they need our prayer support. As we begin the Week of Prayer, we’re focusing on Dave and Mary Elliff who left Arkansas to bring hope to a challenging, diverse community in Seattle. Let’s lift them up and the new believers being won by their faithfulness. Link To Annie Armstrong…

March Missions Prayer Newsletter

March Missions Prayer Newsletter In this issue of our Missions Prayer Newsletter, Find out about several local opportunities to learn about and support missions, Hear how the Coronavirus, and other illnesses are affecting some of our Mission Partners, How God is bringing new people alongside to minister to women in need, Hear several praise reports from last month’s prayer requests, Find out how you can participate with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. This month, try taking…

Background to Philippians

Below is some background information to the book of Philippians, which was compiled by Nick Jefson.  Nick is a resident at Rocky Creek, and he will be composing several posts in the coming months that will help us better understand God’s Word.  It may be insights into a particular biblical passage or it may help us strengthen a biblical worldview. Over the next few months we will be studying the book of Philippians during our morning services.  Nick’s article helps…

RC Students- Life’s Biggest Questions about God

Life’s Biggest Questions- God There are a number of people who believe in God. Josh and Sean McDowell state, “The majority of people in America and around the world believe there is a God.” Truly, there are lots of people who believe in God. In contrast, there are also a number of people who claim to be either atheist or agnostic. For clarification, an atheist is a person who believes there is no God.  On the other hand, an agnostic…

RC Students – Life’s Biggest Questions

Life’s Biggest Questions Most teens have questions about life. Many have asked, “What is this life for?” “Does God truly exist?” “If there is a God, does He care about my pains?” and “Does God have a plan for my life?” Everyone wants a meaningful life. Pastor Erik Thoennes writes, “There is nothing more human than wondering what that means. Even in days filled with shallowness and countless distractions, when the light goes out at the end of the day…

RC Students- Stewardship

Stewardship Stewardship is an old term that describes individual responsibility. Modern dictionaries describe stewardship as, “the individual’s responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others.”  Many associate stewardship with with a giving program. In fact, when asked what stewardship is, many believers will connect it to giving. John MacArthur writes, ” Stewardship encompasses the whole idea of giving to spiritual causes and funding kingdom enterprises- investing in eternity by means of the church,…

RC Students- Debt

RC Students – Debt Parents have a huge influence on helping their teen become fiscally responsible. In fact, parents play a direct role in helping them be responsible, whether it is earning money through jobs, saving for college, car payments, or simply paying for their phone bill. Parents provide needed guidance for their student. In 2019, Sallie May reported “ 70% of college grads say they learned their financial skills from their parents.” That can be a scary thought for…

RC Students- Money Matters

Money Matters Money is a commodity, particular for people in the West, for many reasons. For instance, money is used to buy food to eat and clothes to wear. Money also provides for other things as well, such as, transportation, services, rent,  house payments, gasoline, repairs, and so much more. Money is a necessity for life and living, not only a desire. Most would agree that money is wasted yearly on many things. Therefore, having a clear understanding of money…

Options for Christian Giving and Good Stewardship

Christians should be generous. In fact, Christians should give more than non-believers since our security is not in money and savings. We should give as we are led by God while focusing on good stewardship of our resources. Our goal should be a giving that maximizes the resources available for ministry by the charities we support while providing those resources in the most efficient manner, providing us the ability to give more. We will explore some general concepts to be…