Church Life at Rockvale
At Rockvale, we strive to offer our church family various opportunities for spiritual growth and relational connections. Life is rarely easy; therefore, it is our desire to do life together! Check out the following opportunities we offer for our children, youth, and adults to come together in order to do life together:
Children are not simply an afterthought at Rockvale; they are our future. Therefore, we intentionally engage our children with their very own opportunities for worship on Sunday mornings and discipleship on Wednesday evenings.
Our Sunday morning worship experience for children is called Kidtricity. The Kidtricity staff teaches children about God through songs, weekly Bible lessons, and puppet skits. Also, each child is encouraged to memorize the monthly memory verses, complete monthly Activity Sheets, bring his or her Bible, and invite friends to church. Every week Kids Kash is given to those children who do these things. At the end of every month, our children have the opportunity to redeem their Kids Kash at the Kidtricity Store. This wonderful ministry is led by a team of talented and committed volunteers. Kidtricity starts at 11am on Sunday mornings in the downstairs fellowship hall beneath the sanctuary.
Our Wednesday evening worship time also includes a children’s class. This midweek class is vital in the spiritual development of our children as it gives them another weekly opportunity to learn more about God. In addition to Bible lessons, fun crafts are also often incorporated into class time. The volunteer teachers do a wonderful job leading this ministry.
The Rockvale youth have several opportunities to engage God’s Word and to just “hang out.” On Sunday mornings, the Youth class meets for Bible study and fellowship. Our leaders challenge our young people to draw closer to the Lord and live out their faith. This class meets in the Youth Room in the Educational Building at 11am on Sunday mornings.
The youth also meet on Wednesday nights, and our leaders do a great job of offering them biblical teaching and a chance to draw closer to the Lord and to each other. These meetings take place at 6:30pm in the Youth Room in the Educational Building. Also, our Youth leaders periodically plan outings for our youth. From theme parks to Student Conferences, our youth are invited and encouraged to attend these outings as a way of deepening their relationships with the Lord and each other.
Here at Rockvale, we strive to facilitate the spiritual growth of every family member with whom God blesses us, particularly our adults. Therefore, in addition to our Sunday morning Bible Fellowship classes at 10am and our worship service at 11am, we also offer a weekly Wednesday night Bible Study. These midweek meetings not only allow our adults to fellowship and enjoy supper together, but it also gives us an opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word to discover its meaning and relevance for our lives. To this end, we take our time studying through entire books of the Bible.
While we do not have a regular Sunday night worship service, we do offer Point Group meetings. These group meetings take place on selected Sunday nights at 6pm in the church fellowship hall as well as in the home of one of our church leaders. Point Groups help foster an environment of discipleship and fellowship among our adults as they offer a smaller group setting than you will find on Sunday mornings, which allow our people to grow stronger through the Word and deeper through relationship. Typically, we engage a series of Bible study lessons delivered via video. These video Bible studies as well as the subsequent discussion of them are greatly enriching. We hope to see you at one of our next Point Group meetings!
Periodically through the year, our adults also come together for an Adult Fellowship. This time of fellowship affords our adults the opportunity for great fellowship, delicious food, and a tremendous amount of fun. While this ministry typically meets in the fellowship hall, they have been known to load up on the bus for an exciting adventure! The leaders of this outstanding ministry would love to see you at the next fellowship!