Connecting 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 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Sunday, November 12, we are joining with others across the globe to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith. Will you pray with us?
Past Sermon Audio:

Dec 3, 2017
A Present King
Matthew 1:18-23
 
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Dec 3, 2017A Present King
    Dec 3, 2017
    A Present King
    Matthew 1:18-23
     
  • Nov 26, 2017The Hope of the Resurrection
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Hope of the Resurrection
    Series: (All)
    1 Corinthians 15:12-22
  • Nov 19, 2017New Life in Christ
    Nov 19, 2017
    New Life in Christ
    Series: (All)
    Romans 6:1-14
     
  • Nov 12, 2017International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
    Nov 12, 2017
    International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
    1 Corinthians 12:12-13
    1 Corinthians 12:22-26
    John 15:20
    John 16:33
  • Nov 5, 2017A New Name
    Nov 5, 2017
    A New Name
    Genesis 35
  • Oct 29, 2017Walking with a Limp
    Oct 29, 2017
    Walking with a Limp
    Genesis 32:30-32
  • Oct 22, 2017Wrestling and Confession
    Oct 22, 2017
    Wrestling and Confession
    Genesis 32:1-29
  • Oct 8, 2017The Faithful and the Fugitive
    Oct 8, 2017
    The Faithful and the Fugitive
    Genesis 28:10-22
  • Oct 5, 2017The Tables Are Turned
    Oct 5, 2017
    The Tables Are Turned
    Genesis 29-30
  • Oct 1, 2017Unity Over Patriotism
    Oct 1, 2017
    Unity Over Patriotism
    Series: (All)
    Ephesians 4:1-6

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