Relationships

Relationships

We just celebrated our national “relationship” holiday, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, it is hard to miss. However you spent Valentine’s Day, may it be a reminder to us that we are in various kinds of relationships with people. We are friends, sons & daughters, moms & dads, husbands & wives, co-workers, neighbors, classmates, teammates, and many more.

The Universal Church

The Universal Church

This Saturday (Feb. 2) is our annual Super Saturday Service! Our weekly worship service will be a regular service, but on Saturday night. This is a great opportunity to invite people to worship with us before the big game. I’ve put together a Top Ten List counting down why everyone should be there this Saturday night:

Super Saturday Service

Super Saturday Service

This Saturday (Feb. 2) is our annual Super Saturday Service! Our weekly worship service will be a regular service, but on Saturday night. This is a great opportunity to invite people to worship with us before the big game. I’ve put together a Top Ten List counting down why everyone should be there this Saturday night:

Church on Mission

Church on Mission

I have spent this past week in Denver at our denomination’s (Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC)) annual Mid-Winter meeting. Lori and I were greatly encouraged in a few different areas:

2-4-6-8 Goal to Love

2-4-6-8 Goal to Love

Last Sunday I preached on John 13:34-35 introducing goals for 2019 for The Rock. One of the goals is to love our neighbors as Jesus has loved us. I introduced the goal for each and every person at The Rock… 2-4-6-8 Goal to Love.

2019 Rock Goals/Vision Preview

2019 Rock Goals/Vision Preview

At the beginning of every year I preach on goals and vision for the upcoming year. This Sunday I will preach on John 13:34-35 as an encouragement for us to pursue God’s goals and vision for our church. A quick spoiler - it is all about love!

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers!

The Rock is a church made up of faithful volunteers. Volunteerism is the core of our church and every member of The Rock is indebted to the service of others. The bottom line is, no volunteers = no church!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As we walk though the week between Christmas and New Year’s may God give you a time of reflection, peace, and new hope in Jesus!

Christmas Hope

Christmas Hope

We are fascinated by the future. From endless stories of future exploits and time travel, to personally wondering what our future holds, we can't get enough of pondering the future. The Bible gives us a window into our future as Christians.

Christmas Has Arrived in Jesus

Christmas Has Arrived in Jesus

Are you stressed yet?! After all, Christmas is just a few short days away. Feelings of stress, anxiety, and even dread can accompany the days leading up to Christmas. My prayer is that Jesus can keep pointing us back to the truths of Christmas in Jesus!

Christmas Leads to Service

Christmas Leads to Service

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time to reflect on Jesus in our lives. We reflect in a number of ways.

Advent: The Coming of Jesus

Advent: The Coming of Jesus

Advent is the 4 weeks on the Christian church calendar leading up to Christmas. Advent gives us a chance to remind ourselves of Christmas’ true purpose and glory in Jesus. The next few weeks at The Rock offers a few opportunities to fellowship and point to Jesus!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! May God give you and the ones you love many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

For Christians, it is clear in the Bible that we are to give thanks. My prayer is that giving thanks to God for our abundant blessings is how we primarily think of Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks Always

Give Thanks Always

Often times the most important part of a discussion is how it begins. I pray that last week’s sermon that began the discussion of God’s plan for The Rock started us on a good note! I called on us to pray, listen to the Holy Spirit, and begin conversation with one another. I started the conversation by presenting three ways God has been speaking to us:

Rock Vision Update 2018 - Part II

Rock Vision Update 2018 - Part II

Often times the most important part of a discussion is how it begins. I pray that last week’s sermon that began the discussion of God’s plan for The Rock started us on a good note! I called on us to pray, listen to the Holy Spirit, and begin conversation with one another. I started the conversation by presenting three ways God has been speaking to us:

Rock Vision Update

Rock Vision Update

Peter often reminded the church of important doctrines, values, and mission. He knew that the church could forget what is most important in the midst of the busyness of life. We can all relate to the need to be reminded. This Sunday I will preach on what I perceive to be God’s vision for The Rock at this time.

Imitate God by Walking in Love

Imitate God by Walking in Love

Spiritual transformation is much more that simply behaving differently. We are called to renew our thinking and have an inner transformation of the soul. Check out this week’s blog and then stay on The Rock website to see how God is at work!

Special Guests

Special Guests

Lori and I are off on our trip celebrating a new season of life for us! While we are away The Rock will continue to worship on Sundays with some special guests. Check out this week’s blog and then stay on The Rock website to see how God is at work!

Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition

Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition

Spiritual transformation is much more that simply behaving differently. We are called to renew our thinking and have an inner transformation of the soul. Check out this week’s blog and then stay on The Rock website to see how God is at work!