Welcome back to another weekly update. Praying all the "back to school" folks are off to a great start to school. Wanted to give you a heads up as to some things going on in and around our student ministry this week and in the weeks to come.
This, That and The Other
Last night brought to close our 4th series in the Covid Era. It's hard to believe we've been doing this thing, thing long. But I'm thankful for the resources we've had to NEVER MISS ONE WEEK OF TEACHING. That's big to me. At the end of the day that is the most important thing we can do for our students, teach/lead them to Christ. I'm proud of our team for making that happen and for our life group leaders for remaining in community with our students.
I won't go into much detail regarding last night but simply give you the night notes and the video. Praying you'll dive in with us as we finish up the series, This Changes Everything.
Good morning, afternoon or evening! Whenever you're reading this we hope you're well, healthy and ready to kick the kids out of the house during the day! Seriously, we are praying for a great start to the school year. The administrators, teachers and staff have been working hard to create a safe environment for our students and all who will flood the school campus, all school campuses. Some will begin virtually, some will have a hybrid option while others will actually put feet to pavement on their campus. However each student returns we are praying for a great year! Returning has been and will continue to be a tough decision, with needed adjustments. Above all it will require wisdom that we believe will be given by God. So we pray. I hope you'll join us here at The Rock SM in this prayer for our students, teachers, custodians, administrators and parents.
Odds & Ends
Here are a few things we have coming up, currently going on or ideas we'd like to run by you. These are mostly resources or avenues for us to remain connected during this time.
I won't keep you long here. Below is the recording from our time together last night. We had an audio issue once the camera comes on, so be patient, it works evenutally. If nothing else, you should watch just to see the "Help the Old Person" segment. Some good flashes from the past for all you old people, like me. We've also included the transcript from our service. It's in raw form, nothing fancy, just the notes we would actually take to the stage.
Hello! Really hope everyone is doing good today. If perhaps today has found you in a tight spot or maybe a rough situation, I pray God will comfort you and remind you that He has given to you a peace that passes all understanding. Honestly, I believe we all stand in need for that reminder!
Just to remind you as parents/leaders, The Rock hopes to begin meeting again very soon. We are currently waiting to see the impact or results of our schools beginning. So we obviously have a few more weeks before that becomes more clear. We thank you for your patience and prayers during these new times. No one wants The Rock to meet live and in person more than us. We are working and planning towards that day.
With that in mind, we do have numerous opportunities to meet in person as well as online.
We continued our new series last night by looking at Disciplines. It was a great time together with some new folks that joined us live and in person. Below is the transcript from the night as well as the video, in case you missed it!
Have a great weekend and we'll see you Sunday Morning!
Happy Thursday! Hope you've had a great week! There's a lot to talk about!
Last night, we began our first series of the new year, This Changes Everything! This is a book written by a teenager to teenagers. The books is just what is says, a look at how the gospel of Jesus Christ changes everything in the life of the believer!
Last night we started with a look at how the gospel changes our IDENTITY. We are radically changed by the gospel inside and out! We were in Philippians 3:8-11 as we looked at 6 aspects of a Christian's life - treasure Christ, devalue everything else, put faith in Christ alone, Know him, suffer for him, and become like him.
If you missed the episode, check the bottom of the post for the stream!
Meeting Status – Unsure right now… we are still waiting to see how everything goes with schools regathering. However, we do have the VIP sections set up for you and your family or even your life group to come and hand with us! All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you want to come and hang! We do for next week, August 12th, we will hosting a Middle School girls group, so the couches are officially full for that one week.
Girls Bible Study – Tuesday’s at 6pm, at the Altman House. The girls have been working through different things each week. If you have any questions shoot Suzanne or Laykin a text!
HS Guys Study - Thursday mornings, the time and place varies, if you're interested shoot Andrew a text!
Devotions – So... as you have noticed we haven't had any devotions this week. The question is this - is something you want/need us to keep doing. Give us some ideas/feedback on the devotions and if you want us to continue them!
Podcast – Something brand new to the Rock SM is a podcast! You guys asked for a podcast and its here! Every 2 weeks we’ll throw a podcast out there as we center our conversations on life, culture and Scripture! Check it out on the front page of our website or on your favorite podcast app. You can get the MP3 RIGHT HERE.
NEW THEME and YEAR kickoff coming in September – FREE.... we'll announce more soon but the hope is this - to know and believe that we are FREE... FREE FROM SIN AND FREE TO LIVE..!
We love you, see you soon!
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.