Rock of Grace
Leading People To Follow Jesus Together
We believe that people are God's treasured possession and that God raises up leaders to "equip the saints for the work of the ministry." *See Eph. 4:11-13 Our heart is to not only introduce you to Jesus, but to see you grow in your faith and come to a place where you are serving and ministering the truth and love of Jesus. Our aim is to follow the Bible's instruction and raise up Apostles, Pastors, Teachers, Missionaries & Prophets who will lead people into greater relationship with Jesus!
We are committed to Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God who came to give us forgiveness and eternal life. No one else was sinless. No one else was even able to do what He did in dying on the cross in our place and then rising to life three days later! He has prepared a place for you in Heaven. He is even praying for you now next to the Father! He loves you more than you'll ever know and He wants what's best for you. He even knows what's best for you! He was the one who created you and has known you from the start!
We are together in this! The Bible teaches us that God, in the form of the Holy Spirit, gave us each different gifts and talents so that we can follow Jesus together. The Bible tells us over and over that we need each other, that we can come to unity in faith and knowledge of Jesus together. My gifts aren't your gifts and your gifts aren't my gifts. That's why I need you! Join a Life Group where we meet twice a month to discuss the sermon together, eat dinner, hang out, pray for one another.
Church is God's plan to save mankind. Church is “the pillar of truth” as Eph. 2:20 puts it. God the Father sent His Son Jesus to save us. We believe Jesus Christ has died for our sins. We believe He rose from the dead and gives us resurrection life. We believe He poured out His Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and continues to do so to encourage and enable us to reach people who are lost, people who don't yet know Jesus with His loving grace! We believe He's coming back again to restore all things and that we'll rule and reign with Him. We believe the Bible, front to back. We take Eph. 4:11-13 literally and believe God has called us to reach people for Jesus, make disciples who make disciples and plant churches (learn more). So why church? Something happens when we worship together and tabernacle. Join us this Sunday to see what we mean. It's amazing and powerful to celebrate with other believers what God is doing. Want to learn more about Salvation, watch this full sermon video or for a 3 min summary, watch this video.
The Path is a simple process where you can Connect with who we are, Grow with other believers, begin to Serve and even Lead. This is how we accomplish our vision and apply the Word of God in our effort to lead people to follow Jesus together. Each of the 4 steps correspond to the weeks of the month.
The first Sunday of every month, we have Step1. After worship you can connect with other believers, meet one of our pastors and ask anything you want. In Step 1, Connect. You'll also learn what Life Groups are near your home so you can connect with others there.
The second Sunday of the month, after worship, we have Step 2, Grow. Our goal is that you'll learn when and where you can grow in your faith with other believers. You'll learn again about Life Groups, Wed Night Classes, and you'll begin to discover your Spiritual Gifts using a simple 20 minute survey. It's a lot of fun!
The third Sunday of the month, we have Step 3, Serve. Here, you'll get a chance to learn about all the ministries that take place through our church and where you would fit best based on your spiritual gifts and personality. We want you serving God in your strength zone where you'll find a lot of joy and fulfillment and others will be blessed!
The fourth Sunday of the month, we have Step 4, Lead. All our leaders gather to pray together, celebrate what God's been doing, look ahead and hear Pastor Jordan's vision for where the church is headed. We're also trained with practical leadership advice. After the training, all the ministries break into groups to pray, plan & problem solve. At that time, you'll have a chance to talk with Pastor Jordan about your Spiritual Gifts Assessment (taken in Step 2) and your desired place of ministry.
To learn more, watch the video below.
Our values are what we stand for, what we believe in deeply. Often the values of an organization defines “these are the non-negotiable beliefs” They also create a filter through which we think in making decisions.
Honor Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus is the Son of God who came as the Son of Man, sent by the Father, to save us from our sins. He died and was raised to life by the Spirit of God three days later and promises us resurrection life and life eternal in His presence.
We love people unconditionally as God’s love has filled our hearts. Jesus said “The greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind & strength and love your neighbor as yourself.” We believe to love is to be considerate, kind, welcoming & understanding. We love as Jesus teaches us to love.
Do All Things With Integrity & Excellence
We believe in doing the right thing just because it’s the right thing. We aim to be genuine at all times in our love for one another and effort to glorify God by doing everything excellent as an act of worship.
Be Servant Leaders
We aim to follow Jesus example who was the servant of all. He taught us what true leadership is, servanthood.
Answer The Call
We are passionate about being sent by the Holy Spirit just like the followers of Jesus were sent in Matt. 28:18-20 . We believe the Holy Spirit gives us the courage and boldness to share the Gospel with those within our circle of influence.
We love to have fun at Rock of Grace. We’ve learned to laugh at ourselves and that life is too short to be too serious all the time. Life is meant to be enjoyed in the presence of God and the joy of friendships. We’re made for relationships and community. We find joy in loving another and putting on “the garment of praise” celebrating the incredible miracles God continues to do in our lives.
We are an Assemblies of God church and hold to the tenants of the AG. Primarily those core beliefs include the following:
Jesus is the Son of God & Messiah
Titus 3:3–7 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior, Jesus, appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
God gives us resurrection life and we are born again when we accept the free gift of salvation
Romans 8 | 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Jesus has prepared a place for us His children in Heaven to enjoy His presence forever & will come soon to take us there to rule & reign with Him.
1 John 3:1-3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
The Holy Spirit empowers us to tell others about Jesus
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.