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.
 

Apr 28, 2019
Daughters of the King
Matthew 9:35-10:15
 
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  • Apr 28, 2019Daughters of the King
    Apr 28, 2019
    Daughters of the King
    Matthew 9:35-10:15
     
  • Apr 21, 2019The King’s Victory
    Apr 21, 2019
    The King’s Victory
    Matthew 28:1-15
     
  • Apr 19, 2019The Forsaken King
    Apr 19, 2019
    The Forsaken King
    Matthew 27:1-60
  • Apr 14, 2019The King’s Call
    Apr 14, 2019
    The King’s Call
    Matthew 9:9-13
  • Apr 7, 2019The King’s Authority
    Apr 7, 2019
    The King’s Authority
    Matthew 8:23 - 9:9
  • Mar 31, 2019The Cost of Citizenship
    Mar 31, 2019
    The Cost of Citizenship
    Matthew 8:18-22
  • Mar 24, 2019The Compassion of the King
    Mar 24, 2019
    The Compassion of the King
    Matthew 8:1-17
     
  • Mar 17, 2019The Measure of the Kingdom
    Mar 17, 2019
    The Measure of the Kingdom
    Matthew 7:1-28
  • Mar 10, 2019Life as A Loyal Subject
    Mar 10, 2019
    Life as A Loyal Subject
    Matthew 6:16-34
  • Mar 3, 2019The King’s Prayer
    Mar 3, 2019
    The King’s Prayer
    Matthew 6:5-15
     

Blog Posts:

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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