Who are you and what is
The Rock about?
are a community of people who seeks to follow Jesus Christ. We
are "Evangelical Christians" (A fancy term for
Bible believing followers of Jesus Christ). We believe that the
Bible is the infallible Word of God written by human hands, inspired
by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is our authority and we submit ourselves
to its teachings.
The Rock is about "Serving the public, Helping people
discover Jesus, and Partnering in the Journey." This
is our mission. We are called to serve our community by showing
God's love in practical ways. We are compelled to help people
discover Jesus for the first time as well as to help others discover
Him more intimately. The journey of faith was never meant to be
made alone. It's a journey where Christ calls us all to be a part
of...His Kingdom coming to earth.
unique distinctions about The Rock?
Well, I'm glad you asked! We're in the process
of "Redesigning the way we do church so people can discover
The Rock has a few uniquenesses that distinguish it from other
first is our passion to pray. Most churches pray and have prayer
services or meetings, and many Christians pray regularly. However,
we believe that the Holy Spirit is calling us to have our people
praying Face2Face daily with one another. Our desire is to have
many partners of The Rock praying daily over the phone (thanks
to technology). We believe that a church that prays together stays
on mission together.
second uniqueness is our understanding and development of worship.
Worship is a daily thing where we give God our highest priority
in everything we do. At our services, we purposely design them
to be interactive and engaging. We want to experience God with
our five senses and we want to give people opportunity to respond
to the Holy Spirit in real ways. Because we also value relationships,
we make time to interact with each other.
third uniqueness is "Reproduction." We are
convinced that it was Jesus' desire for his disciples to reproduce
themselves as he invested in their lives and reproduced them.
Reproduction is a natural part of life. At The Rock, we want to
be purposeful in spiritual formation and reproduction. The Rock
is committed to Reproducing Disciples and Leaders. We believe
that a healthy vibrant church is a church that is actively reproducing
new believers and discipling them to become disciples and leaders
who take personal responsibility to reproduce themselves in others.
your long range goals?
It is our deepest desire to plant 10 more churches
in 10 years reaching 10,000 people. We want to plant churches
with "Reproduction" as a part of their DNA.
God has given us this mandate and we are extremely serious about
it. We are looking for partners to help us resource this dream.
What is your strategy?
Since day one, our desire
is to be a different kind of church to... "Redesign the
way we do church so people can discover faith." We want
to listen to what our culture is saying and discover its needs
through observation, interaction and relationship.
We will be a church that
goes beyond its walls engaging in the life of its community. We
will do whatever it takes to listen to the needs of our community,
respond in ways that help people succeed, as well as giving them
hope through Jesus Christ. Our deisre is to reach people by showing
God's love in practical ways.
We have developed a few
values for our strategy. Because of the demographic nature of
our community, we have placed a high value on children. Ever since
we began "Church at the park" (where we provide
a free family activitiy with food and games), we have noticed
that there are many families with very young children who need
family focussed events that bring the community together in a
city that targets adult entertainment. We partner with local businesses
to help us bring our community together in healthy wholesome ways.
Secondly, we have valued
prayer from the very beginning. It is central to our strategy.
We want partners praying "Face2Face" engaging with one
another daily. We pray for our nation, state, community, church,
and each other.
Thirdly, we believe that people grow and mature
best in smaller context where life is shared. We place a high
priority on "Small Gatherings" where people gather in
groups of 8-12 during the week day "doing life together."
It's a place where people can belong and become. Our goal is to
launch 1-2 new small gatherings each phase believing that the
more small gatherings means a stronger knitted church where people
are challenged to grow in their relationship with Christ and each
Last but not least, we
value the development of people and reproduction...we are a church
that will reproduce disciples and leaders through small groups
and mentoring. Every partner understands that it is their responsibility
to develop as a disicple of Jesus Christ and to engage with their
network of friendships inviting them to the journey of faith,
investing in their development and reproducing disciples and leaders.
We plan to plant our first church in 3 years. Partner with us!
How can I help?
If you've read this far,
you probably have some interest in looking to join the journey.
Here's how you can help. Stop by "The Gathering" (Sunday
service) and visit a few times to get a flavor of what we are
all about. Click the location button for directions. If you are
not in the area please join us in prayer as we seek to realize
our vision. If you want to tangibly help us with financial resources
we would be forever grateful as we seek to plant 10 churches in
10 years. Send your donations to "The Rock, A Christian Church"
9181 Branford Hill Street, Las Vegas, NV 89123. You will receive
a statement of giving at the end of the year.