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.
 

Feb 24, 2019
The Law of the Kingdom
Matthew 5:17 - 6:4
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  • Feb 24, 2019The Law of the Kingdom
    Feb 24, 2019
    The Law of the Kingdom
    Matthew 5:17 - 6:4
  • Feb 17, 2019The Light of the Kingdom
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Light of the Kingdom
    Matthew 5:13-16
  • Feb 10, 2019The Upside Down Kingdom
    Feb 10, 2019
    The Upside Down Kingdom
    Matthew 5:1-12
  • Feb 3, 2019Following the King
    Feb 3, 2019
    Following the King
    Matthew 4:12-25
  • Jan 27, 2019Identity
    Jan 27, 2019
    Identity
    Matthew 4:1-11
  • Jan 13, 2019Baptism
    Jan 13, 2019
    Baptism
    Matthew 3:1-17
  • Jan 6, 2019Come to Worship
    Jan 6, 2019
    Come to Worship
    Matthew 2:1-23
     
     
  • Dec 30, 2018Faithful
    Dec 30, 2018
    Faithful
    Series: (All)
    Luke 2:21-38
     
  • Dec 24, 2018Christ
    Dec 24, 2018
    Christ
    Series: Advent 2018
    John 1:1-5, 14-18; Isaiah 9:2, Luke 2:1-20
  • Dec 23, 2018Love
    Dec 23, 2018
    Love
    Series: Advent 2018
    1 John‬ ‭4:7-21‬ ‭

Blog Posts:

Peace in a Broken World

There is a lot going on in the world, to say the very least. It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by where is terrible news is not flashing across our television screens or mobile devices; another shooting, an attack on whole communities overseas, a seemingly ever reaching terrorist organization, a contentious political campaign…the list goes on. I am sure that many of us are already adding to the list as circumstances that may hit even closer to our hearts stamp our minds.

It is very easy for us to live in fear, for our minds to run rampant, to be a mess of anxiety, and to feel helpless. In light of these things I wanted to share some scriptures that remind us of the peace and power of God that tends to our hearts and minds.


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Worship for a Perfect God

Here is a beautiful and humbling picture of how our worship is received by God.
 
Psalm 96:4-9 reminds us of the greatness of God and the worship he requires:
“For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor an …

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