'ministry' Tagged Posts

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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…

Neighborhoods Now 

Neighborhoods Now is a simple guide to help you meet your neighbors, stay connected with them, and serve them during this unusual time of social distancing. By using  suggested “talking points” and questions, you can engage with those living around you in an effort to meet needs and to share the good news of Jesus. Ideally, Neighborhood Now will also be used as a tool to help you effectively minister to your neighbors on a more personal, face-to-face basis. You…

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…

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…

Serving Beyond Church Events

“We would love for you to get plugged into this ministry.” “Could you start serving in this area once a week?” “Is the Lord leading you to get involved with what He’s doing here?” Let’s face it. We’ve all heard these (well-meaning) pitches for serving in church and ministry. There are many incredible opportunities to reach the lost and make disciples, but jobs, studies, and other ministry roles can prevent us from adding another service project to our weekly schedules.…

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…

Why a Man Fails to Finish Well

Many men start strong but fail to finish well.   Every person has stories of those men who became derailed overtime.  In losing their integrity, their family, or their commitments, many of them have no one to blame for the crash other than themselves for walking dangerously upon the tracks. Why do men fail to finish well?  The graphic story of King Rehoboam’s derailing in 1 Kings 12 shows common threads in the stories of many men.  He was the…

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…

Willing Hearts

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…

How Hospitality Changed Rosaria Butterfield’s Life

I shared in today’s sermon about the need for a gospel-based hospitality.  I told briefly about the testimony of Rosaria Butterfield.  Here is a synopsis in her own words. Based on the book, “The Gospel Comes With a House Key” Learn more here.

Principles of Giving

The Principles of Biblical Giving: Three Principles. In II Corinthians 8 and 9, Paul gives three principles of cheerful giving and lists the qualities of a good steward. Paul challenges the Church at Corinth to give generously like the churches did in Macedonia that gave out of their joy. Here are the three principles: Give first to God and then to others (2 Cor. 8:5 esv). When you observe both the Old and New Testament the Bible is very clear…

March Parenting Principle #3

Principle: Your children need God’s law, but you cannot ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish. As Christian parents, many of us know that our children are born with a desperation for God’s law. They come into the world not knowing what is true or what is false. They cannot distinguish between good or bad, and right and wrong. Ted Tripp says, “they need the grace of wisdom that God’s law alone can give.” He further says,…
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