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Rockland Baptism

God is alive, active, and transforming lives, and we want to celebrate those who have put their faith in Him as they give a public expression of that faith through baptism. (From our doctrinal statement)AtRockland, as established by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, we hold Baptism to be an act of initiation into the Christian Fellowship of one who, by public declarat...

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Mowing and Growing

Suppose you have hired someone to comeover to mow your lawn. You are quite excited because you want to win yard-of-the-month and this young man may be just the answer you need to earn that coveted prize that will make you the envy of everyone in the neighborhood. Fame, fortune, and status will at lastbe yours! You tell him to really take his time, to trim the corners, and...

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Follow Me: Reading List

One of the great blessings of being a Christian in the 21st century is the ability to read what brilliant people have written about the faith over the centuries. I've had many of you ask what I am reading for our current series, "Follow Me". I haveread, apart form the Bible,about 8 books, but here are the three I have found most helpful and a great quote from each. I reall...

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Follow Me: Lessons from the 165

This week I got an answer to a question I wasn't even asking: "What is it like to have 165 children running around the church all week?" (That's right:165 children.) 165 souls that can understand God in mighty ways now and can grow to understand Him in even mightier ways as they grow and mature. It is so fun and uplifting to see them singing praise songs and dancing around...

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When Would It Be Easier?

Have you ever thought that it would have been so much easier to follow Jesus if we had been one of the first apostles who literally got to walk and talk with Him? I have, though I'm not sure I am right. Which would be easier - followingHim then or now? Option 1: Knowing Jesus in the first centuryOne on hand, I have all the miracles of Jesus I get to witness firsthand. I...

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2018 VBS- Shipwrecked Registration

VBS 2018 - Shipwrecked Vacation Bible SchoolJune 18-22, 20189am-12:00pmages 3 (by 5/1)- 5th Grade Graduates We are currently FULL!If you would like to be added to the waiting list,please email Lori FullmerEMAIL ...

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New Sermon Series: Follow Me

The church has a double responsibility in relation to the world around us. On the one hand we are to live, serve and witness in the world. On the other hand we are to avoid becoming contaminated by the world. So we are neither to seek to preserve our holiness by escaping from the world nor to sacrifice our holiness by conforming to the world. John Stott, The Radical Disci...

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Small Chapter, Big Impact

In 2018 I am reading the Chronological Bible-in-a-Year, and today's reading was the shortest one yet. So short, in fact, when I initially saw the text I felt like I was cheating because it was going to take almost no time and the other days take at least 5 or so minutes of just reading. (FYI: you can find chronological Bible reading plans onlinefor free and see the Bible ...

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Rockland Staff Announcement

Rockland friends, We announced to the church this morning that our Student Ministry DirectorKyle Knight has resigned from our staff after just over 6 years of faithful service of loving Jesus, loving Rockland, and loving students. Kyle let me know at the end of last year that he felt like God was calling him to something new and we have been working andpraying together f...

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