Connecting people to a

CHRIST

centered life and

KINGDOM

centered living

ABOUT THE ROCK

Located in Garfield Heights, OH, at The Rock we try to take a simple and straightforward approach to church. With a warm and loving atmosphere we want people to know that faith isn’t a guilt trip. Christianity is relevant, church can be meaningful, and a relationship with Jesus is life-changing. You won’t find anyone here trying to pretend to be spiritual superstars. We are real people who are committed to deepening our relationship with God and others.
 
We are committed to traditional and vintage Christian beliefs; however, no matter where you’re at on your spiritual journey, we want you to know that you’re welcome here. We want to be a safe place for you to explore authentic Christianity or grow in the faith.
 
We are also deeply committed to service, justice, and compassion. We desire to see transformation of our people, our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world through sharing the Good News in meaningful and practical ways.
 
We desire to connect people to Christ through personal and corporate worship. We desire to connect the body of Christ through small groups. We desire to connect the disconnected through service and sharing the gospel.
 
We value truth, diversity, holistic outreach, spiritual community and kingdom partnerships. Read our complete value statements.
 
Why do you start your worship services at 10:02 AM?
 
We’re glad you asked. It’s to remind us of something that Jesus said in Luke 10:2.  “And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’ When Jesus tells us to pray for something, we should probably take it seriously. God is on mission in our world, restoring the broken, reconciling relationships, transforming hearts and minds, and saving souls.  He’s invited us to join Him on that mission. We start our worship service at 10:02 AM with this prayer to remind ourselves that as part of the Church, we’re not here for ourselves.  We gather together as people who are sent; sent out into the world by Jesus to share His love and serve others in His name.
 
 

MINISTRIES

 
Available for Nursery-5th Grade
on Sunday Mornings
*On vacation during July – August 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food Pantry, Community Night, and more. See the events calendar below for upcoming events.
Other ways we may serve you include:
Baptism
Pre-Marital / Marriage Coaching
Baby Dedication
Counseling & Referral
Benevolence Assistance
Recovery Support Groups
 
If you are interested in any of these other opportunities, please send us a message.

EVENTS

ONLINE GIVING

 
Everything we do at The Rock happens because of the support of our members, attenders, and friends. Without their tithes and offerings it would be impossible to provide the ministries that are touching and changing lives every day.  As a service to you we have provided the option to support the outpouring of The Rock through a convenient and secure online giving site.
 
 
If you’re new or simply checking us out, we consider you as our guest. This area is for those who consider The Rock their church home or who otherwise want to honor God through supporting us as a friend in the ministry.
 
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We are also on  Amazon Smile as an eligible charity of choice, where 0.5% of your purchase is given back to us.

TEACHING

Current Series:
This summer we will look at the promises and pilgrims of the Kingdom of God in both the Old and New Testament.  
 
Our audio archives are actively being uploaded to this site. Please check back frequently to see what’s new! 
Past Sermon Audio:

Sep 17, 2017
It’s Not Fair
Genesis 25:29-33 & Genesis 27
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Sep 17, 2017It’s Not Fair
    Sep 17, 2017
    It’s Not Fair
    Genesis 25:29-33 & Genesis 27
  • Sep 10, 2017Generation to Generation
    Sep 10, 2017
    Generation to Generation
    Genesis 25:19 - 26
     
  • Aug 20, 2017Faith Without Borders
    Aug 20, 2017
    Faith Without Borders
    Genesis 22:1-19, Hebrews 11:17-19
     
  • Aug 13, 2017Hagar and Ishmael
    Aug 13, 2017
    Hagar and Ishmael
    Genesis 21:8-21
  • Jul 30, 2017No Turning Back
    Jul 30, 2017
    No Turning Back
  • Jul 23, 2017Intercession
    Jul 23, 2017
    Intercession
    Genesis 18:16-33
  • Jul 17, 2017Child of the Promise
    Jul 17, 2017
    Child of the Promise
    Genesis 17:15-27, 18:1-15
  • Jul 9, 2017Heart Surgery
    Jul 9, 2017
    Heart Surgery
    Genesis 17
  • Jul 2, 2017Kingdom of Faith
    Jul 2, 2017
    Kingdom of Faith
    Genesis 15
  • Jun 25, 2017Rescue
    Jun 25, 2017
    Rescue
    Genesis 14:1-24

LIFE ANSWERS

Millions around the world are searching for answers to the problems they face throughout life’s journey. Many end up disappointed or disillusioned. Others, however, have found the answer. These fortunate ones are able to rise above hurtful circumstances and enjoy life at its fullest. Hopefully, you are one of the fortunate; however, if you are not, there is still hope.

 

BLOG

 

Trust Issues

The Lord says, ‘I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation’

-Psalm 91:14-16

My devotional from early in the week, that I actually had al …


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That Pesky Relationship Junk

I always thought that my earthly relationships never affected my relationship with God. However, I have recently learned how untrue that is. As I look back over my life I see how I have dragged my relational disappointments and hurts onto God. Somewhere along the way I deemed God as unreliable, not trustworthy, a condemner, and someone who will never be as satisfied with me as I would want him to be largely because …

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Expectations

I spend much more time than I’d like to admit trying to navigate other people’s expectations of me. In any given decision, responsibility, or scenario I wrestle with what it would mean to others for me to respond in a particular way. The truth is, I want others’ approval, a pat on the back, a ‘you go girl’ for every time I do exactly what people want, when they want it, and h …


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Too Busy?

Probably one of the most common phrases we hear from others is “I am so busy”. Perhaps it is even one of the most common phrases from our own mouths. In some way or another how busy we are, how much time we don’t have, and how much more time we wished we had is brought up in conversation quite often. 

 
One of the things I love about our culture is the expectation and freedom we have …

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The Harvest is Worth it

The plethora of bright pink scratches that are all over my hand and forearm right now are totally worth it. Even though they are itchy and tender, that is not going to stop me from picking raspberries again. The fruit is such a delicious blend of sweet, tangy, and juicy flavor that I can ignore the pain. There are parallel lessons to be learned comparing picking raspberries and laboring for God’s kingdom.


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With Us in Suffering

When I think about my own personal sufferings I often become overwhelmed with sadness and grief, guilt and shame, fear and anxiety. I can easily provide a list of experiences, happenings, and occurrences, and with that list comes another list of reasons as to why life stinks or why my relationships with others or with God suffers. Recently, I found myself challenged and encouraged by our brother Paul. The apostle Pau …

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CONNECT

The Rock Community Church
9403 Garfield Blvd
Garfield Heights OH, 44125
info@rockcle.org
216-429-2636