fellowship with us...

Sundays | 10:30 am

What to expect:

A Warm Welcome.

There is no secret pasword, there are no background checks.  Simply come as you are.

Pre-Service Refreshments.

Coffee and baked goods, because who doesn’t need a pick-me-up in the morning!

Something for the Kids.

Nusery care is available during our Sunday worship service for children, birth through 3 years old.  Children 4 years through 5th grade, begin in worship along with their family and our church community.  They are then dismissed prior to the sermon to enjoy a small group lesson appropriate to their age.

Contemorary Worship Music.

Raise your hands or stand in silent reflection – there is no “right way” to participate.  Worship as the Lord leads.

A Message from the Bible.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is good news, and it is for everyone.

Opportunity for Community.

If you need prayer, we have people ready to pray with you.  Join a small group (we call them Rock Groups) or get involved in Men’s or Women’s ministry.

What We Believe

There is one God who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.

The Old and New Testaments inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

There Shall Be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service

Our Vision:

As described in Zechariah 8:23, The Rock seeks to be a church filled with “10 to 1” disciples of Christ, where each of our lives is so radically transformed by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit that at least 10 people who know us from the outside will recognize the miracle of God with us and ask us how they too might experience His mercy and love in their lives.

But “10 to 1” disciples don’t just happen. They are formed in cooperation with the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ who is changing us into His likeness with every-increasing glory. So, in order to become a “10 to 1” people, we seek to:

CAST OFF:

“Therefore…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” – Heb. 12:1


We will seek in the Spirit’s power to identify and eliminate from our lives, our families and our church those habits, practices and sins that create road blocks and bottlenecks in our spiritual growth and development.

COOPERATE:

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” – Gal. 5:25


We will seek by all means possible to learn to enter the Spirit’s presence, hear the Spirit’s voice, submit to the Spirit’s leading, and tap into the Spirit’s power so that our lives might be supernaturally transformed into the likeness of Christ with ever-increasing glory.

CONNECT:

“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” – 1 Cor. 9:22


We will seek to build on-going relationships with those in our sphere of influence who are in need of Christ and His mercy—both believers and unbelievers—allowing them to see the miracle of God’s grace in us by experiencing first-hand the fruit of His presence in our lives over time.

Baptism - Why We Baptize

In the Bible, baptism is the natural and first response of a new believer coming to Christ. In fact, the Great Commission was not just to make disciples of all nations, but also to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, the message of the Apostles was to repent and be baptized as an evidence of the new life we have received in Christ.

Baptism is a basic first step in discipleship. Yet, for a variety of reasons, many followers of Jesus today have never been baptized. Maybe that includes you. If you have an interest in knowing more about being baptized, contact the office or attend a baptism meeting!

Baptism Informational
Meeting Times:

February 3rd, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Contact the office at office@therockcma.com to sign up to attend this informational meeting.

theRock Staff

Senior Pastor

Shawn Norton

Assistant to the Pastor

Nancy Norton

Office administrator

Michele Messmer

Communications Director

Katy Shea

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