Connecting to a

CHRIST

centered life and

KINGDOM

centered living

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 
1/28/21 Update:
 
In-Person services will resume Sunday January 31st. Please read the full letter from Pastor Dave and Pastor Michael about the details of resuming services.
 
 
For those not ready or not able to meet in person at this time, we will continue to live stream Sunday services at the Rock’s Facebook page or at rockcle.org/live
 
 
 
 

NEW HERE?

 
We’re excited to meet you! In the meantime, here is what you’ll want to know:
 

SUNDAY SERVICES

Our Sunday service begins at 10:02 AM. It usually lasts around 75 minutes. Plan to stay and join us for refreshments and to connect with other attenders in the Rock Hall following the service.

ROCK KIDS

Children ages infant through 5th grade can join the Rock Kids classrooms during the Sunday church services.
Kid’s Check In is located in the main church entrance.
 
 

WHAT TO WEAR

Your Browns hoodie or your favorite flannel will fit right in here. But if you enjoy dressing in your Sunday best, that’s awesome too. You do you.

WE’VE GOT THE COFFEE READY FOR YOU

Stop in a few minutes before 10 and grab some coffee or tea from the Rock Hall before the service gets started.

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 that are summarized in the creeds of the church. 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 of God’s Kingdom 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.

EVENTS

 
 

SERMONS & BLOG

Current Sermon Series:
COVID-19 has been a challenge for churches. The Rock is no exception. But with every challenge comes the opportunity to receive fresh grace and new mercies from God. Sometimes challenges call us to receive that grace and mercy and get back to basics. This series is an exploration of what is the fundamental nature of Church and how we can more fully live into that nature.
 
 
 
 

Jun 27, 2021
This is Life
Series: Son of Man
Luke 12:13 - 13:9
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Jun 27, 2021This is Life
    Jun 27, 2021
    This is Life
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 12:13 - 13:9
  • Jun 20, 2021Anchored in the Father
    Jun 20, 2021
    Anchored in the Father
    Series: (All)
    Mark 9:14-19
  • Jun 13, 2021Warnings
    Jun 13, 2021
    Warnings
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 11:14 - 12:12
  • Jun 6, 2021Learning to Pray
    Jun 6, 2021
    Learning to Pray
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 11:1-13
  • May 30, 2021Trinity Sunday
    May 30, 2021
    Trinity Sunday
    Series: (All)
    Deuteronomy 6:4
     
  • May 16, 2021Ascension Sunday: Seated at the Right Hand
    May 16, 2021
    Ascension Sunday: Seated at the Right Hand
    Series: (All)
    Acts 1:1-11
     
  • May 9, 2021Formed in Him
    May 9, 2021
    Formed in Him
    Series: (All)
    Luke 10:38-42
  • May 2, 2021Sent
    May 2, 2021
    Sent
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 9:46-10:24
  • Apr 11, 2021Devoted
    Apr 11, 2021
    Devoted
    Series: Church
    Acts 2:42 & 6:4
  • Apr 4, 2021Living Hope – Easter 2021
    Apr 4, 2021
    Living Hope – Easter 2021
    Series: Easter
    1 Peter 1:3

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