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.

MINISTRIES

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Men's Fellowship
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Available for Nursery-5th Grade
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Other ways we may serve you include:
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Baptism
  • Baby Dedication
  • Pre-Marital / Marriage Coaching
  • 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.
 
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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 Easter, we are embarking on a three part series as we look at Christ The King’s Ransom, Raising, and Return.
 
Our audio archives are actively being uploaded to this site. Please check back frequently to see what’s new! 
Past Sermon Audio:

Apr 23, 2017
The King’s Return
Acts 1:1-11
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  • Apr 23, 2017The King’s Return
    Apr 23, 2017
    The King’s Return
    Acts 1:1-11
  • Apr 16, 2017The King’s Raising
    Apr 16, 2017
    The King’s Raising
    Luke 24:1-49
  • Apr 14, 2017The King’s Ransom
    Apr 14, 2017
    The King’s Ransom
    1 Timothy 2:5-6
    Psalm 49:7-8
     
  • Apr 9, 2017Connect the Disconnected: Plan for Evangelism & Sharing Your Grace Story
    Apr 9, 2017
    Connect the Disconnected: Plan for Evangelism & Sharing Your Grace Story
    Series: Rock DNA
    Mark 6:34-44
     
  • Apr 2, 2017Serving Community, Loving Neighbors, Giving Generously
    Apr 2, 2017
    Serving Community, Loving Neighbors, Giving Generously
    Series: Rock DNA
    Matthew 13:52
  • Mar 26, 2017Connect to Others: Rock Groups & Diverse Relationships
    Mar 26, 2017
    Connect to Others: Rock Groups & Diverse Relationships
    Series: Rock DNA
    Revelation 7:9-10
  • Mar 19, 2017Connect to Others: Spiritual Gifts and Serving
    Mar 19, 2017
    Connect to Others: Spiritual Gifts and Serving
    Series: Rock DNA
    Colossians 3:12-17
  • Mar 12, 2017Connect to Christ: Devotions and Corporate Worship
    Mar 12, 2017
    Connect to Christ: Devotions and Corporate Worship
    Series: Rock DNA
    Colossians 3:12-17
  • Mar 5, 2017Connect to Christ: Truth and Transformational Living
    Mar 5, 2017
    Connect to Christ: Truth and Transformational Living
    Series: Rock DNA
    Ephesians 4:17-32
  • Feb 26, 2017Our Mission
    Feb 26, 2017
    Our Mission
    Series: Rock DNA
    1 Colossians 1:1-28

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
 
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