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.
 

Jul 7, 2019
The Kingdom’s Rest
Matthew 11:25-12:21
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  • Jul 7, 2019The Kingdom’s Rest
    Jul 7, 2019
    The Kingdom’s Rest
    Matthew 11:25-12:21
  • Jun 30, 2019The King’s Judgements
    Jun 30, 2019
    The King’s Judgements
    Matthew 11:16-24
     
  • Jun 23, 2019A Messenger’s Doubts
    Jun 23, 2019
    A Messenger’s Doubts
    Matthew 11:1-19
  • Jun 16, 2019Not of Those Who Shrink Back
    Jun 16, 2019
    Not of Those Who Shrink Back
    Series: (All)
    Hebrews 10:19-39
  • Jun 9, 2019Pentecost Sunday
    Jun 9, 2019
    Pentecost Sunday
    Acts 1:1-11 & 2:1-21
     
  • Jun 2, 2019Kingdoms in Conflict
    Jun 2, 2019
    Kingdoms in Conflict
    Matthew 10:34-42
  • May 26, 2019Kingdom Courage
    May 26, 2019
    Kingdom Courage
    Matthew 10:16-33
     
     
  • May 19, 2019Identity in Christ
    May 19, 2019
    Identity in Christ
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 5
    Ephesians 2:1-10
     
  • May 12, 2019Shield-Maidens for Christ
    May 12, 2019
    Shield-Maidens for Christ
    Series: (All)
     
    Ephesians 6:10-18
  • May 5, 2019The Kingdom Mission
    May 5, 2019
    The Kingdom Mission
    Matthew 9:35-10:15
     

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