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On Sunday, August 13 (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) at the Draper Amphitheater (944 Vestry Road, 84020), you will be able to hear praise bands from Life Church, Adventure, and Nations for Christ. What an amazing opportunity to join with other believers for an evening of worshiping together! You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or there will also be food trucks there! Join us, won’t you? Questions? Contact: email@example.com.
In August, several members of The Rock Church will be traveling to Romania to serve with the Casa Sperantei (The House of Hope) Ministry (located in Northwest Romania). This ministry targets six different villages in order to reach out to both Romanian and Roma (Gypsy) children/teens and their families.
This year, we have an exciting opportunity to sponsor a 3-day/2-night retreat for Roma adolescents (with a focus on discipleship—teaching them how to live out their faith in the midst of all their struggles and pain). We are also planning several “hands-on” projects (which include helping teach young Roma mothers how to learn a trade by sewing).
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Please keep the members of this short-term mission trip in your prayers as we prepare and travel to Romania (August 26 — September 9).
- Pray for the ministry of Casa Sperantei (that God will bless and give them success in all their efforts).
- Please pray for the children and families of the Roma (Gypsy) community (that God will continue doing an amazing work by revealing Himself to them, and they would find honest work to support their families).
- Pray for success with the Roma retreat (that God will change lives).
- You can sponsor a teen to go to this retreat — a youth who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to go. The cost is only $100 per teen. What an amazing way you can help change a life across the world! We hope to take at least 30 young men and women to the retreat and could really use your help. Donations will be accepted at the Storefront, the Romania Mission table, or online at: www.experiencetherock.com/romania
- We are also accepting material donations of sewing materials (such as fabric, thread, needles, scissors, etc.) Donations can be left in the lobby.
If you have any questions, you can contact Jim McFall at (801) 633-1954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rock Cares and we want the world to know it.
The Rock Cares includes all of the compassion and outreach ministries in our church. We believe (that in many ways) these ministries are the hands and feet of what we do here at The Rock Church. We want to do our best to connect our hands and feet to the greater body of Christ (not only in our own church but throughout the world).
So many of our Rock family are already involved in what we’re doing with compassion and outreach ministries — we want to continue to support them and give others a chance to get involved, too! The Rock Cares also includes our Mission Initiatives both locally and abroad. Check out our website page (www.trc.life/cares) to see both our ministries as well as our Care Coordinators (our point people for each ministry). Most of our Care Coordinators are members of The Rock Church and have been involved in these ministries for years. We partner with these ministries through prayer, volunteering, and sometimes providing financial support.
We will do our best to provide equal promotional opportunities throughout the year to communicate the various needs and opportunities of these ministries to the greater body of Christ (with social media and stage announcements). Please contact Steve McInroy with any questions.
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.
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 –
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!
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)!
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!
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.
Excited in faith,
The Pastors of The Rock Church
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.
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.
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!
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!