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 3rd 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. Hang out  after the service for more refreshments and pastries too.

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 & DEVOTIONS

Current Sermon Series:
This eleven-message series explores the significance of Jesus’s resurrection. The Bible, especially in the writings of Paul, often speaks of God’s mysterious work in the world. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus form the key to solving that mystery and fully engaging in the Christian life.
 
 
 
 

May 16, 2021
Ascension Sunday: Seated at the Right Hand
Series: (All)
Acts 1:1-11
 
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  • 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 25, 2021Sower of the Word
    Apr 25, 2021
    Sower of the Word
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 8
  • Apr 18, 2021Life, Death, and Doubt
    Apr 18, 2021
    Life, Death, and Doubt
    Series: Son of Man
    Luke 7
  • 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
  • Mar 28, 2021Consider One Another
    Mar 28, 2021
    Consider One Another
    Series: Church
    Hebrews 10:19-25
  • Mar 21, 2021Love One Another
    Mar 21, 2021
    Love One Another
    Series: Church
    John 13:34 & 15:9-13
  • Mar 14, 2021The Jesus Assembly
    Mar 14, 2021
    The Jesus Assembly
    Series: Church
    Acts 19:1-41

Shared Spirituality:

 
We welcome you to join us in the journey of knowing Christ together and being formed together as we study the scriptures together.
 
We use the Book of Shared Spirituality as a resource for remembering and following the life of Christ throughout the year to guide our community and shared lives.  
 
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Book of Shared Spirituality and how to get started with it. 
 
Current Church Season: 
 
 
January 6 – March 21