1. SHOUT OUT TO Big Day because it was really a BIG DAY!
August 5th was special for The Rock Church in so may ways. It was the largest ever one-Sunday in July or August history! Just shy of 800 people in attendance. There were 30+ hands raised to receive salvation, and 8 of those turned in a card declaring they’d given their lives to Jesus! There were many new families, and exactly a dozen made themselves available in the VIP lounge after services. Can I just give a huge SHOUT OUT to the entire team who made this happen!!!
2. SHOUT OUT to LIFE Weekend
September 22 and 23rd! You are going to want to put these dates on your calendar ASAP! It is LIFE Weekend. Life Weekend is that first Sunday where we want all our TRC’ers back in the house after a long summers break. Let’s face it, those last couple weeks of summer, and first couple weeks of school can be packed with this or that! LIFE Weekend is our opportunity to prioritize THE VISION OF THE ROCK CHURCH, and get our engines revving full tilt! There will be a special event on Saturday morning, guest speakers, and a huge worship experience on Sunday! You don’t want to miss it. I am also super excited to have with us Pastor Kevin Gerald! Pastor Kevin and Sheila serve on The Rock Church Pastoral Advisory Team. They love Melinda and I AND THEY LOVE OUR CHURCH! You will want to hear every word as Pastor Kevin drops wisdom bombs on our house! Seriously, don’t miss LIFE Weekend!!!!
3. Jack Weekend Shout OUT!
Growing up playing baseball was one o the highlights of my childhood! This October 6 and 7 we have non other than 4-time World Series Champ Darryl Strawberry at The Rock Church! Saturday night is a Jack Event (men only). I encourage every man to get a ticket, and get 4 more for their friends! I encourage you to bring your sons, dad’s, grandfather’s–every man in your life!!! It is going to be an incredible moment hearing from such an accomplished professional athlete!!! Then on SUNDAY, bring everyone you know!!! I am believing for 1,500 on Sunday morning at The Rock Church to come and hear the great message from Darryl. You can bet it will be exciting on every front–worship, the message and meeting amazing people!!!
4. The Generosity Progression SHOUT out.
I want to quickly introduce you to something I’ll be talking about often at The Rock Church this coming fall and into our future. I have asked the Lord for a plan and system to help me develop generosity in the lives of Christ-followers. I am very excited about what has developed as I’m calling it The Generosity Progression. It will be a series of steps for every Christ follower to become more generous in their walk with God! Three truths will always remain for every believer. 1. The Church you attend will be member supported. The funds for the house come from within the house. 2. You can never separate your giving life from your spiritual life. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is there your heart will be.” 3. Generosity and being a disciple of Jesus are linked. There are simply too many instances and examples of generosity surrounding those who follow Christ to ignore this reality. I am really excited about the future of TRC and it’s member’s through this system.
5. SHOUT OUT TO…United Church! AND Lifesaver’s!
Can you believe what is happening at United Church? In just a short few months the youth ministry at The Rock Church is exploding with growth. I’ve personally met 3 families who are new to The Rock Church in the last month because their kids are being reached! WOAH!!! It’s really awesome. We have really awesome people in our youth ministry. John is leading them well! Pray for me this week as I head to Ignite Camp Wednesday night to preach to our students. It is one of the funnest things of my summer!
Also, our Children’s ministry is kickin! Get behind Nahshon and Rachel as they set a course for exponential growth and spectacular worship services for kids. We are seeing some huge WINNING coming from the volunteers in our Children’s camp. Love them all and keep it up!!!
We live amongst the greatest people of the Northwest! Don’t waste another week not doing anything with all the amazing people at The Rock Church! There’s a lot going on so get to www.therockchurch.info and plug in. See ya soon!