Connecting to a


centered life and


centered living



We’re excited to meet you! In the meantime, here is what you’ll want to know:


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.


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.


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.


Stop in a few minutes before 10 and grab some coffee or tea from the Rock Hall before the service gets started.


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.




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

Dec 16, 2018
Series: Advent 2018
‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:8-20
  • Dec 16, 2018Joy
    Dec 16, 2018
    Series: Advent 2018
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:8-20
  • Dec 9, 2018Peace
    Dec 9, 2018
    Series: Advent 2018
    Isaiah 9:6, Colossians 1:15-20, Luke 8:22-25, Philippians 4:4-9, Colossians 3:12-17
  • Dec 2, 2018Hope
    Dec 2, 2018
    Series: Advent 2018
    Matthew 12:15-21, Hebrews 10:22-23
  • Nov 25, 2018The Resurrection and Life Everlasting
    Nov 25, 2018
    The Resurrection and Life Everlasting
    Series: Creed
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 3:1-6, John 10:27-30, 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, Revelation 21:1-5
  • Nov 18, 2018The Forgiveness of Sins
    Nov 18, 2018
    The Forgiveness of Sins
    Series: Creed
    Hebrews 8:12, Luke 7:36-50
  • Nov 11, 2018Holy, Universal, and United
    Nov 11, 2018
    Holy, Universal, and United
    Series: Creed
    Galatians 3:26-29, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 4:4-6
  • Nov 4, 2018I Believe in the Holy Spirit
    Nov 4, 2018
    I Believe in the Holy Spirit
    Series: Creed
    John 15:26, John 16:7-11, Ephesians 1:13 & 14
  • Oct 28, 2018He Will Come
    Oct 28, 2018
    He Will Come
    Series: Creed
    John 5:19-30, 2 Timothy 4:1, Revelation 22:12
  • Oct 21, 2018Ascended into Heaven
    Oct 21, 2018
    Ascended into Heaven
    Series: Creed
    Luke 24:45-53, Acts 1:1-9, Matthew 22:41-46, Matthew 26:57-66
  • Oct 14, 2018On the Third Day
    Oct 14, 2018
    On the Third Day
    Series: Creed
    Matthew 28:1-10, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

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