'discipleship' Tagged Posts

'discipleship' Tagged Posts

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…

RC Students – Where Is God During Crises?

Where is God during crises? Many wonder where God is during a crises. Some even ask, “Where is He at?” “Does He know what’s going on?” and “Where is God during a pandemic?” People all over the globe can relate to these types of questions. In fact, just about everyone faces a crises of some type during their life. Chip Ingram writes, “Crises are a part of life. Some are global – tsunamis, earthquakes, or terrorism. Others are local –…

RC Students – The Trinity

The Trinity The doctrine of the Trinity can be quite confusing. In fact, this doctrine has caused divisions among people for many years. One of the most common questions is, “What does it mean that God is three in one?” To begin with, it does not mean that there are three Gods. “God exists as three persons, yet he is one being. Each person of the Trinity— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— has a separate identity while yet possessing the…

RC Students – Satan and Demons

Introduction Believers are in a spiritual war against Satan and demons. Whether people truly believe in evil spiritual beings, the Bible warns us of these dangerous beings. demons  The question has been posed, “Do you really believe in demons?” Another one might be, “Is Satan a real being?” “Does he really roam around causing havoc?” The short answer is, “Yes!” In fact, we can see Hollywood’s rendition of them through movies and television. Their portrayal, however, are a lot of…

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 – Giving

Teaching students the importance of giving is vital. For believers, giving to others is a great way to be a bold witness for Christ.  Also, teaching students to give to their church is important. For instance, teaching them the principles of tithing is an essential part of their maturity and growth in Christ. The earlier our teens learn how to give and tithe properly, the more successful they will be at developing healthy fiduciary habits.  Kelli Mahoney writes, “the discipline…

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…

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…

Advance [Celebrating 2019. Anticipating 2020]

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Phil. 1:3-5). I am truly grateful for how Paul expresses ever so eloquently the passion of my heart in these days. The work that God is doing among the people of Rocky Creek is absolutely astounding. My prayers are nothing less than joyful…

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,…

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure If we think long enough, we will be able to remember a time when we faced that awful thing: peer pressure. It’s one of those times in life when we are faced with a decision, to follow “the crowd” or  stand on our own convictions. Our students face it all the time. Some do well with it while others struggle through.  Students, however, are not the only ones who face this. Ron Cooney says, “But peer pressure isn’t…