Stories

Stories

Hear the stories of what God is doing in the lives of our church.

Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Do Short-Term Missions

You see pictures on social media of people serving in different parts of the world. You pray over your friends, family, and church members as they are sent out. You even receive newsletters and updates from missionaries who live and work in the most remote places on earth. Short-terms missions seems like a unique, exciting, and hands-on way to get involved in Kingdom work, but should you really do it? Here are a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t)…

The Difference a Study Bible Can Make in Prison

A few months ago, our staff received a letter from prison from an individual with a simple request: he wanted a study Bible.  Since I had been given some extras from someone, we put it in the mail and honestly forgot about it. Weeks later, I received a letter that floored me.  His gratitude was overwhelming, but his perspective was convicting. When was the last time you were this grateful for having a copy of God’s Word? The Letter August…

The Church’s Front Door

After working for a few days in Senegal, I asked our translator if he wanted to go to his church on Sunday.  The villages we were working in had no local church (yet), and I wanted our translator to have the opportunity to see his physical and spiritual family, while at the same time, I wanted our team to be a part of a church body in that country. He gladly accepted the change of plans, and we made preparations…

He Just Needed Jesus

Hear how Jesus is changing this family. Years of praying. A co-worker’s invitation. Jesus is still in the business of changing lives.  This is Dusty and Owen’s story of receiving the gospel.

Lenna’s Request

Rocky Creek loves partnering with Piedmont Women’s Center.  Hear from their director, Lenna Smith. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Piedmont Women’s Center (PWC) is an oasis of hope committed to demonstrating the love of Christ to those with pregnancy-related needs. Since 1991, PWC has served women, men, and their unborn babies by offering the physical care and personal guidance that many of them cannot find elsewhere. We depend on the support of like-minded friends in order to continue to offer…

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…

VBS 2018 Recap

What an incredible week of Vacation Bible School!  Over 130 children and 8 of them received the gospel!  We raised over $4000 for a missions offering to help translate 17% of the Gospel of Mark for the Hunsrik People of Brazil.  Way to get in the game, kids! VBS 2018: Rocky Creek Church from Daniel Gibson on Vimeo.

AAEO – Prayer Focus #10

100% OF YOUR GIFTS GO TOWARD SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES WHO SERVE IN COMPASSION MINISTRIES AND CHURCH PLANTING. BECAUSE YOU GIVE… $10– a missionary can purchase gospel tracts to engage his community in Toronto. $20– a North American missionary is able to buy lunch and build a relationship with her Muslim neighbor. $50– a Send City missionary has bus fare for a month to travel in an unreached area of his city. $150– a church plant’s community group is resourced with Bibles, books and…

AAEO Prayer Focus #9

HERE. FOR GOOD. ENCOUNTER CHURCH DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS “A GROWING GROUP OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO LOVE GOD AND HAVE A PASSION TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.” LEAD PASTOR; CHRIS AND GINNEY CAUSEY EXECUTIVE PASTOR; JASON AND RACHEL HODGES Encounter Church 18 Southwest Park, Westwood, Massachusetts. http://www.encounterchurch.com jason@encounterchurch.com In 2014, Chris and Jason moved their families from Taylors, SC to Dedham, Massachusetts to plant a new church called Encounter.  They shared their vision with others at FBC Taylors and several families felt…

AAEO Prayer Focus #8

GOD IS WORKING LIERTE AND ANNA PAULA SOARES, JUNIOR FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS & NORTH SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT “GOD IS WORKING IN NEW ENGLAND.” LIERTE AND ANNA PAULA SOARES, JUNIOR Framingham Baptist Church, 35 South Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702 Framingham Baptist Church Facebook Page Precision Valley Baptist Church, 67 Route 106, North Springfield, Vermont, 05150 Precision Valley Baptist Church Facebook Page liertejunior@bol.com.br Pastor Lierte, Anna Paula, Lierteno, and Gabriel are originally from Brazil and have been in New England since January 2015.  For…

AAEO Prayer Focus #7

CREATING ACCESS FOR THE GOSPEL J.D. AND NATALIE MANGRUM CHARLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS “PARTNERING WITH NAMB AND THE GREENVILLE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION TO HELP PLANT CHURCHES IN NEW ENGLAND.” J. D. AND NATALIE MANGRUM Christ Church Charlestown 289 Bunker Hill Street, Unit 1, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 christchurchcharlestown.com, john.david.mangrum@gmail.com J. D. and Natalie Mangrum moved to Greenville, SC in 2008 to plant Origins Church in downtown Greenville. Both of their sons, Noah and Owen, were born in Greenville. As a direct result from the GBA New…