Connecting to a


centered life and


centered living


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 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.


Available for Nursery-5th Grade
on Sunday Mornings
Food Pantry, Community Night, and more. See the events calendar below for upcoming events.
Other ways we may serve you include:
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.



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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Current Series:
This advent season, as we look forward to the Christmas celebration, we will dive deeply into the meaning of the peace, hope, joy, and love in the Bible and how they should be affecting our lives.
Past Sermon Audio:

Dec 9, 2018
Series: Advent 2018
Isaiah 9:6, Colossians 1:15-20, Luke 8:22-25, Philippians 4:4-9, Colossians 3:12-17
  • Dec 9, 2018Peace
    Dec 9, 2018
    Series: Advent 2018
    Isaiah 9:6, Colossians 1:15-20, Luke 8:22-25, Philippians 4:4-9, Colossians 3:12-17
  • Dec 2, 2018Hope
    Dec 2, 2018
    Series: Advent 2018
    Matthew 12:15-21, Hebrews 10:22-23
  • Nov 25, 2018The Resurrection and Life Everlasting
    Nov 25, 2018
    The Resurrection and Life Everlasting
    Series: Creed
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 3:1-6, John 10:27-30, 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, Revelation 21:1-5
  • Nov 18, 2018The Forgiveness of Sins
    Nov 18, 2018
    The Forgiveness of Sins
    Series: Creed
    Hebrews 8:12, Luke 7:36-50
  • Nov 11, 2018Holy, Universal, and United
    Nov 11, 2018
    Holy, Universal, and United
    Series: Creed
    Galatians 3:26-29, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 4:4-6
  • Nov 4, 2018I Believe in the Holy Spirit
    Nov 4, 2018
    I Believe in the Holy Spirit
    Series: Creed
    John 15:26, John 16:7-11, Ephesians 1:13 & 14
  • Oct 28, 2018He Will Come
    Oct 28, 2018
    He Will Come
    Series: Creed
    John 5:19-30, 2 Timothy 4:1, Revelation 22:12
  • Oct 21, 2018Ascended into Heaven
    Oct 21, 2018
    Ascended into Heaven
    Series: Creed
    Luke 24:45-53, Acts 1:1-9, Matthew 22:41-46, Matthew 26:57-66
  • Oct 14, 2018On the Third Day
    Oct 14, 2018
    On the Third Day
    Series: Creed
    Matthew 28:1-10, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
  • Oct 7, 2018Crucified and Buried
    Oct 7, 2018
    Crucified and Buried
    Series: Creed
    Matthew 27, Luke 23


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.




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 …


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 …



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 …


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 …


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.


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 …




The Rock Community Church
9403 Garfield Blvd
Garfield Heights OH, 44125