If April showers bring May flowers.....what do March showers bring? I need your best response as a test to see how many of you are actually reading this.
Though I'm not quite sure of the above answer, I do know the month of March brings a sense of rest/recovery to our student ministry. Typically we have our missions conference and DNOW during the month of March. This year those plans shifted a bit due to Covid. But March seems to be this halftime of the spring semester, both in our ministry and in life. Summer is a few months away. Close enough to plan and prepare for, but not yet close enough to actually smell. All that to say we hope and pray you consider to join in on the things of summer The Rock Leadership is currently planning. While it may a a while off, we know it's coming. We pray you'll stay connected and plugged in as these things come up.
With that said....what's coming up? Keep in mind, these are primarily student ministry events. There are obviously many other events church-wide to plan for and join in on.
We continued our series "RedFlags" last night. A great series that looks at good gifts God has given and the various red flags that are also there. Last night was all about our TIME.
Good afternoon! Not gonna lie to you. I had a nice little write up about spring, storms and pollen, ending with this nice little comparison to our spiritual lives. And just like that, it was gone. So rather than recreating that moment, I'll move on. Just know it was probably the finest piece of writing you would have ever seen.
The main reason for even writing about storms was in light of our services begin cancelled last night. We hated to cancel but felt it best after reaching out to the local emergency services. Better safe than sorry in those cases. Thank you for understanding!
The good thing is we had been planning for Season 2 of the RockCast. The RockCast is the podcast of our student ministry. It's there to help students, leaders and parents of The Rock SM. It's another tool we've made available. As always, that podcast is available at most all podcast services. It's also available on the front page of our website, therocksm.org,
We also decided to provide a video recording of the podcast, in light of us not being together last night. Sometimes it's easier to engage when we have video and audio. That video portion is attached below. We'd encourage you to give it a listen or watch!
A few things to let you know about:
Hello! Really quick and to the point update today as we are in the final days leading up to GENESIS DNOW coming up this Saturday from 9:30a-5:00p.
Before we get to DNOW there is one "update" regarding our Wednesday nights.
THE ROCK SM LIVE STREAM
We will continue to live stream/record our Wednesday services from this point forward. The way we'll do this may look a bit different. The majority of our views come in the days following the actual service. For this reason we'll be starting the stream once we get to the sermon/teaching portion. WE WILL CONTINUE TO START THE ROCK AT 6:45PM each week. This allows us to have some fun in the beginning without taking away from any teaching and group time. However, we will only stream/record once we begin the teaching.
Many times it's hard to fully experience that early part of the service because of the group or stage games we do. It's hard to capture that full experience and often times ends up being a little hard to engage. So if you miss a service or need to join live online with us, don't fret if it's not streaming at 6:45p. Typically that stream will begin around 7pm and you'll join us right at the teaching part of the night.
With that in mind....here's our service from last night.
GENESIS DNOW, THIS SATURDAY: 9:30a-5:00p
Here's a bulleted list of all you need to know regarding DNOW this Saturday.
This is a big list but I'm sure I've forgotten something. Feel free to email, text or call should you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday as we finish up our journey through the first 15 chapters of Genesis. These chapters share with us how God created and established all we know today. Thankfully we get to experience life near the end of His great work being complete. The promise of hope and help is now realized in Jesus Christ! May we celebrate that with all our hearts, minds and lives.
See ya soon!
Good morning, happy March! Let's jump right to it today.
We began a new series last night called RED FLAGS. This series will help students identify how we can best use the good gifts/things God has given. Trends, Time, Talents, Technology, Tribes are all good things. But just like any other good thing, there are risks. How can we best identify the red flags of these good gifts? How can we MOST glorify God in this life?
I said this last week and again last night, GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT. God has great things prepared for his people. If we simply establish good/average/ok as the pattern we may miss the great. Red Flags help us identify trouble. It's a warning that while the surface seems fine, there is danger lurking underneath. Our hope is to help students see the great in these good gifts but seek wisdom on the potential snares that await.
Below is the video from last night as well as our notes.
We hope you have a great weekend and we'll plan to see everyone Sunday morning!
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.