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  1. Reflect and Plan

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    Reflect and Plan

    With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 just around the corner, this is the perfect time to reflect on all that God has done in your life this past year. It is also a great time to plan some goals for the upcoming year. Some of those goals might be to read through your Bible or have better quiet times (or a better prayer life)?! It’s always good to know what you’re going to do. I’d love to share some really amazing resources that can help give you that plan for this next year.

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    THROUGH-THE-BIBLE READING PLANS

    If you want to get through the entire Bible in one year, here are a few plans that will only take about 15 minutes a day.

    One-Year Reading Plan:
    This plan consists of reading a section from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. It provides variety in your daily reading. Download it, print it off and use the reading plan as a bookmark or a checklist.

    The One-Year Chronological Bible:
    This plan is arranged in the order the events actually occurred. This also has reading every day broken up by selected passages. It is a very interesting way to see how all the events correlate throughout the Bible. Download it, print it off and use the reading plan as a bookmark or a checklist.

    The Discipleship Journal Reading Plan:
    This plan is very similar to the One-Year Reading Plan in that you read a little bit from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. The difference is that this plan is for five days a week. This gives you some flexibility in your reading throughout the week. Download it, print it off and use the reading plan as a bookmark or a checklist.

    SECTIONS OF THE BIBLE

    If trying to read the entire Bible seems like too much for you, here is an option that focuses on specific sections of the Bible.

    ESV Outreach Bible Plan:
    This is only a six-month plan that takes you through the New Testament. Download it, print it off and use the reading plan as a bookmark or a checklist.

    Some additional thoughts are to grab a notebook and journal throughout the year. Write down your prayers, verses that are speaking to you from your readings, and how God is teaching you. Then, next year, you can review it. It’s a great way to see how God works in your life!

    We have most of these resources listed out on our website on our Resources Page!

    Let Your Life Be Renewed –

    Tony

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  2. October is Pastor Appreciation Month

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    Pastor Appreciation Month at The Rock Church in Utah

    Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? It is! We love our Rock Pastors all year long, but during the month of October, we’d like to let them know it. Take a minute right now and think about how you could encourage one or all of the pastors at The Rock Church — it would mean so much to them! Being a pastor is hard work and it often goes unappreciated. These men work tirelessly to bless the lives of so many…teaching, counseling, planning, praying, shepherding….the list goes on and on. A note of encouragement would really make their day! You can find their email addresses on the Pastor-Staff page of our church web site so you can write them an email. Or, you can contact Brent Kendall for their home addresses to send them an actual letter! If you’d like to drop your note off in the Tithe Box or Connections Booth at your church location, we’ll be sure to get it to your pastor. Please don’t let this opportunity go by without saying, “Thank you” to the amazing pastors of our church!

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  3. New Draper Service on Saturday Nights

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    New Service at The Rock Church in Draper on Saturday Nights

    We are VERY excited to announce the third service at our Draper location!

    Saturday Nights at 6:00 p.m.

    Our Kickoff Service will be October 1, 2016! We’ll be ready to welcome you with all of our church ministries and, of course, our excellent (and fun) Creator’s Kids classes.

    This Saturday Night Service is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of. Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers (who might not want to come to church on a Sunday morning)!

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  4. Salt Lake Location Transition

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    Salt Lake Location

    You may have heard the difficult (yet exciting) news that after 13 years at our Salt Lake location, we are closing this chapter of our Rock Church Ministry. Saturday, September 10 (7:00 p.m.) will be our last church service in the Red Warehouse (please join us for a celebration, by the way!). The good news is, we are excited to have most of these wonderful people join us at our Draper location and start a brand new Third Service on Saturday nights starting October 1!

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    Needless to say, there has been much prayer, counsel and tears… which has ultimately led to much excitement about this huge move. Change is never easy, but we honestly believe that God is leading us into a new, much better position of strength as a church. Through all of this, we have learned some things about church planting and specifically about putting people in a position job-wise that fits their strengths. We will be able to do this better now. Please keep all those involved in this transition in prayer and believe with us that God is going to get the ultimate victory.

    We would also encourage you to listen to Steele Croswhite’s message in which he explains in more detail the story of how and why we came to this decision.

    Grace, Peace, Faith, Love message

    Excited in faith,

    The Pastors of The Rock Church

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  5. The Rock Church Spanish Service

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    If you have a desire to reach the Spanish speaking community here in Utah, or know someone who might be interested in attending or serving at our brand new Rock Church Spanish Service starting May 1 (2:00 p.m.) (more…)

    , contact Felipe Sauvelle right away at: 801 205 4438 – or at our Facebook page: The Rock Church Ministerio en Español. We would love some help! On May 1, our service will consist of great uplifting music and simple, relevant, Bible inspired, life-changing message; completely ’en Español’. Childcare will be provided.

    Si usted tiene el deseo de alcanzar a la comunidad de habla hispana aquí en Utah, o conoce a alguien que este interesado/a y quiera ser parte de nuestro nuevo servicio en Español de The Rock Church comenzando este 1er de Mayo, contáctenos lo mas pronto posible a:801 205 4438 — o en nuestra pagina en Facebook: The Rock Church Ministerio en Español. En Mayo, el servicio tendrá música que inspira el corazón y un mensaje que sera simple, relevante, basado en la Biblia que transformara vidas, completamente en Español.

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  6. Jesus Is Better series

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    Jesus Is Better series

    The stories of the Old Testament can sometimes be unfamiliar to us as Christians. It says in Romans 15:4, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” But, like this verse in Romans states, they were written to instruct us.

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    Join us as we spend 12 weeks (02.05.16 – 04.24.16) at all of our locations studying through a variety of Old Testament characters. Studying their lives in greater detail will both instruct and challenge us. But, it doesn’t stop there. These Old Testament characters don’t simply instruct and encourage us. They also point (like a big, old laser beam) to Jesus. Jesus is the ultimate example of what it means to live a life of faith. All of these heroes of the Old Testament are ultimately a version of or a picture of Jesus.

    We pray this series will bless you!

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  7. Three Top Reason To Send In Your End Of Year Gift

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    Gift Info 2015

    Three Top Reason To Send IN Your End Of Year Gift

    1. The Lost were won: In 2015 hundreds of people came to know Jesus as Lord!
    2. Believers were built: Solid messages from God’s Word strengthened the church!
    3. The Gospel was preached: The Good News was proclaimed at home and abroad!

    Your generous gifts changed lives in 2015!
    We are thrilled about all of the opportunities that lie ahead for us in 2016. Your investment will make an eternal difference, strengthen souls and help proclaim the Good News of Jesus. Thanks for being on mission with us!

    DONATE NOW

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  8. Introducing PCO Give

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    Introducing PCO Give

    We’ve been using Planning Center Online for three years for our service plans and serving schedule, which has been tremendously successful. Over the last 18 months, PCO has released numerous applications that are fully integrated in order to give us a central location for church management. This is incredibly helpful in coordinating and uniting so much information into one database. We started using PCO Registrations for all event registrations PCO Resources for building usage needs this year.

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    Just recently, they have added PCO Give and it’s time to change the way you give on-line!

    What are we talking about, you ask? Here are some important changes coming your way.

    Until now, most of you have used either PayPal or SecureGive as a way to contribute on-line. No more! Starting January 1, 2016, we will be switching to PCO Give as our primary method of online or electronic giving (no giving transactions will be processed at our Storefront locations anymore, either).

    What do you need to do to make the switch? Nothing. It has all been done for you. Simply visit www.experiencetherock.com/give and you can start giving today!

    Questions? Please contact Brent Kendall

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  9. A Special Message From The Rock Church

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    Special Message

    With hearts of faith and a clear sense of leading from the Lord, I want to share some difficult yet exciting news with you.

    This past weekend, we announced at all of our locations, that after eight years of incredible ministry in Utah County, we will be closing down The Provo Rock location on December 27. There have been many factors in making this decision and as leaders, we have sought the Lord diligently and trust that He is leading.

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    From the start, our Provo location has been a bit of a “mission outpost”, ministering to all sorts of people and the incredible diversity we’ve had has been a glory to God. We will not know the full extent of what God has done there until we see Jesus face to face but, at the very least, we stepped out in faith (anything done in faith is never in vain). I Corinthians 15:58 reminds us, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

    A couple of the major components leading to this decision were the need to re-allocate our resources and our leaders.

    The Provo location has been dependent on the other locations for financial support and has not been able to become self-sufficient enough to cover operation and staff costs. With budget challenges for The Rock Churches across the board, we as leaders have had to make some difficult decisions regarding buildings and staff.

    We yearn to be good stewards of all that God has given us. Our other locations have been experiencing explosive growth, especially at our new building in Draper — they could use our help! We have always wanted to be a church on mission (Win the Lost, Build the Believer, Send the Sanctified). This sometimes requires a change of strategy and joining God when and where He is moving. Many of the core people from Provo will be plugging into the Draper location.

    God is definitely moving in Utah and we are still pursuing our Rock Vision — to see “One life at a time one world in our lifetime”. We are stepping forward in faith and will diligently try to communicate this sensitive information in a God-honoring way during this transition.

    The Rock leaders will make a special effort to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to talk to any of them. Feel to contact us via email or phone. We are planning a Prayer & Praise Service in Provo on December 6, our Christmas Service December 20 and a final prayer service in Provo on December 27.

    Please pray for us during this important and challenging transition. Hebrews 13:8 encourages us, “Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.”

    Sincerely,

    Steve McInroy (Mac) and all of the pastors of The Rock Church

    P.S. If you have questions and you’d like to contact any of the pastors, you can find a list of their email addresses and phone numbers, by visiting our staff page.

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  10. Rocktoberfest at The Rock Church!

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    Rocktober Fest

    What’s all this you’re hearing about Rocktoberfest at The Rock Church? Maybe you received a flyer, maybe a friend told you? maybe a banner in front of the church? No matter how you heard about it, we’re glad you did.

    Who wants to spend Halloween “just trick-or-treating” (you only get candy that way) when you can have WAY more fun joining us at one of our Rocktoberfest Celebrations! We’ll have games, activities, delicious food (candy and the “real food”) and people just waiting to tell you they’re glad you came. No matter which Rocktoberfest location you attend, you’re going to have a fantastic time — guaranteed!

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    Whether you’re going to be in Draper, Salt Lake City or Provo, there is a Rocktoberfest Celebration waiting for you! Grab the kids and come check us out — we’re looking forward to meeting you.

    We’d like to tell you a little more about what we have planned for each location:

    Draper
    At our Draper location (11630 S 700 E) on October 31 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., we’re planning on lots of fun games/prizes, balloons, face painting, karaoke, a bouncy house, live music and more! Hungry? We’ve got you covered…we’ll not only have cotton candy and popcorn, we’ll have food trucks for you to pick from — Waffle Love (1-2:00 pm only), Fry Gourmet and others. You’re not going to want to miss this action-packed afternoon! Join us for this fun-filled fall activity and plan on bringing the whole family! We’d love to have you come.

    Salt Lake City
    At our Salt Lake City location (195 W 2100 S) on October 31 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., there will be lots of fun with games/prizes, balloons, candy stations, a bouncy house, and more! Hungry? We’ve got you covered … we’ll not only have lots of candy, we’ll also have food trucks for your bigger appetites. Dress up your little Princesses and Superheroes (adults are welcome to dress up, too)!

    Provo
    At our Provo location (241 W Center Street) on October 31 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., we will have lots of kid-friendly, creative games with prizes galore! There will be a special photo booth so all your social media friends can enjoy your costumes.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our church office!

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