Church on the Rock exists to glorify God by leading all people to faith in Jesus Christ and to grow them up to worship and serve Him.
We are a gospel-centered community, accomplishing our vision by inviting, connecting, teaching, serving, sending, and going.
The body of believers at Church on the Rock, agree that the following ministry priorities constitute an accurate statement of our core values. This list is not a statement of faith, but an affirmation of the basic principles upon which our ministry is to be built:
1. The Centrality of Jesus
In every aspect of our ministry, the priority is always to honor and glorify the Lord Jesus, the living, risen Head of the church, who is now exalted at the right hand of the Father.
[Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:21; Colossians 1:18-20]
2. The Inerrancy of Scripture
The authority of our ministry comes from the word of God as we submit ourselves to its precepts, commit ourselves to its instruction, and yield our lives to become what Christ desires us to be.
[Psalm 119:89; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; 2 Peter 1:19-21]
3. The Ministry of Prayer
Our ministry must be undergirded by individual and corporate prayer; this is necessary as we submit to and
experience the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our ministry.
[Matthew 6:5-15; Mark 11:22-25; Acts 2:42, 14:23; Ephesians 6:16-20; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19]
4. An Atmosphere of Grace
God is holy and absolutely sovereign and we believe that nothing good happens outside His grace and unmerited favor toward us. As a result, we want to express the same grace toward one another.
[John 1:16; Acts 4:33; Ephesians 1:3-10, 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 4:15, 9:8; Hebrews 4:14-16]
In obedience to Christ command to make disciples, we always seek to fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples by proclaiming Christ to the world.
[Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8; Romans 1:16]
We believe once a person comes to faith in Christ, it is necessary to be taught the word of God in order to grow to spiritual maturity.
[John 8:31-32, 15:1-8, 17:17; Acts 2:42; Colossians 1:24-28; 2 Peter 3:18]
Integrity in the lives of our members requires that we provide a context for accountability relationships. We believe we are to hold one another accountable to living a life worthy of the calling that we have received.
[John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 12:21-26; Galatians 6:1-5; Hebrews 10:24-25]
God has called us to be good stewards of the things He has entrusted to our care. We must be faithful to use our time, talents, and treasures in a manner that would glorify him, knowing that we will give an account of our stewardship when we stand before Him.
[Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 16:10-13; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Ephesians 5:15-16; Philippians 4:15-19; 1 Peter 4:10-11]
9. A Focus on Faithfulness
God has called us to serve Him faithfully. We believe that as we are faithful, God will determine our fruitfulness.
[John 15:4-5; Galatians 5:16, 5:22-24; Philippians 3:12-16; Hebrews 11:6]