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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,…

Family Night – Don’t Miss the Moments

I can’t tell you how many days we have been home together. I can remember the day things started to change because I had a children’s “Secret Missions” event scheduled on the Sunday evening when everyone started asking questions about whether or not people should meet in groups. I adapted the event, called off the restaurant portion of the event, and made sure unsuspecting families were okay with us leaving gifts at their homes. That was March 15, 2020. A…

It’s Your Serve!

In the game of tennis, there is a battle back and forth for points. Each player or pairs of players serve in order to gain points. The tennis player never arrives at the court expecting to win points without serving to the opponent. Thankfully, in the church, there is no battle for points. We are all serving on the same team. When we serve at church, everyone wins because the Kingdom of God is engaged in serving others. It takes…

RC Students- What Is The Church?

What Is The Church? Teaching students the importance of church is vital. In fact, people use the term “church” to mean a couple of different things.  Jared Dees says, “We use the word “church” in so many different ways, but it is so important that our young people know that the real meaning of the Church refers to the People of God not just a place we go or a thing we do on Sundays.” Some of us have a…

2020 Goals for Rocky Creek

As we concluded 2019, we shared some goals for 2020 to help you pray, plan, help, give, and go. Use this guide as a way to anticipate what God might have in store for us this year! Commission [Missions] Prepare church planting strategy for West Africa. The Sereer Palor people group need a consistent gospel presence in their villages. We will work with the IMB to prepare a strategy to place a missionary or pastor for the task of planting…

Teenage Respect

Teenage respect The teenage world can be very tough. Dan Darling, writing for LifeWay, says,” The pressures of adolescence have always been a difficult crucible for young people but today it seems easier to be victimized and a perpetrator of verbal violence. Parents have an increasingly difficult job in protecting their children from bullying and raising kids who respect the unique human dignity of all people. It’s a difficult job.” It is a tough job to teach our students RESPECT, however,…

Wednesdays at the Creek: July 17 (Tropical Grille)

Wednesdays at the Creek provide an opportunity for your family to meet other families at Rocky Creek and to engage in Bible study and fun activities. Your family can join us at 5:15PM for food and fellowship. At 6:15PM we’ll start an activity-based Bible Study. On July 17, a Tropical Grille Buffet will be available for pre-purchase for $7.00 per person. The deadline to order a meal for your family is Sunday, July 14 Stay tuned for registration links for…

Membership Matters [Series Overview]

This Sunday, it will be the first time in over a year when I will not start the sermon out this way: “I want to invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Mark…” While I have loved what God taught our church family during that time, we are moving forward to exploring further truth in the Scriptures. After a year series through Mark’s Gospel, we are moving to a 5-week sermon series entitled, “Membership Matters.” Before the…

Worship Hospitality

Worship is a weekly time when God’s people gather together to celebrate Jesus.  I look forward to these pivotal times of worship every week.  Oftentimes, people debate as to whether worship should be geared towards members or guests.  In reality, the main audience in worship should be none other than Jesus.  We gather to honor Him – not expect Him to bless us. With that distinction in mind, as church members, we must always be cognizant of the fact that…

SHINE- Sharing the Light of the World

For the next six weeks on Wednesday nights (6:30pm-7:30pm), the students will be doing a study called, “Shine.” This is a study by Dare 2 Share ministries that will help equip us to better share our faith in Christ. Some of the topics will include facing fears, mastering their message, and sharing their story. Can you imagine how God will use this study and our students, as they go back to their mission field and share His light and love…

Jesus’ Prayer for His Church

When Jesus spoke of His Church, He spoke of a people and not a building (Matt. 16:18).  We are not called to come to church but to be the Church. In John 17, we get insight into how Jesus prayed for the universal Church and how that applies to each expression of a local church.  Our hearts should be comforted by the fact that – of all people – Jesus Christ has prayed for us as a church. The better…

Graduate Milestones

It is graduation time! It’s a time to honor, celebrate, and reflect on your child’s successes. It is your child’s time to shine. They have completed a milestone for sure. They have worked hard, made grades, finished projects, played on multiple sports teams, served on academic clubs, been a part of school activities, and have made a ton of memories and experiences. Many of those experiences have taught them lessons, many they cherish and some they wish not to repeat.…
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