Connecting to a

CHRIST

centered life and

KINGDOM

centered living

 
 

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; 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.

EVENTS

 
 

SERMONS & BLOG

Current Sermon Series:
In our current sermon series we will learn more about our King and His Kingdom through the gospel of Matthew.
 

Nov 3, 2019
Marriage in the Kingdom
Matthew 19:1-12
 
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  • Nov 3, 2019Marriage in the Kingdom
    Nov 3, 2019
    Marriage in the Kingdom
    Matthew 19:1-12
     
  • Oct 27, 2019Kingdom Forgiveness
    Oct 27, 2019
    Kingdom Forgiveness
    Matthew 18:16-35
     
  • Oct 20, 2019How to Lament Forward
    Oct 20, 2019
    How to Lament Forward
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 5
  • Oct 13, 2019THE Kingdom Virtue
    Oct 13, 2019
    THE Kingdom Virtue
    Matthew 18:1-14
  • Oct 6, 2019The King’s Faith
    Oct 6, 2019
    The King’s Faith
  • Sep 29, 2019The King’s Glory
    Sep 29, 2019
    The King’s Glory
    Matthew 17:1-13
  • Sep 22, 2019The King’s Call: A Cross
    Sep 22, 2019
    The King’s Call: A Cross
    Matthew 16:13-28
  • Sep 15, 2019The King’s Warning
    Sep 15, 2019
    The King’s Warning
    Matthew 16:1-12 Romans 3:21-25
  • Sep 8, 2019He is Faithful
    Sep 8, 2019
    He is Faithful
    Series: (All)
    Hebrews 10:23-24
  • Sep 1, 2019Spiritual Blindness
    Sep 1, 2019
    Spiritual Blindness
    Series: (All)
    John 9

Blog Posts:

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

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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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