What we value

The following values are core to our existence. They shape the way we do church. We will encourage our people to live out these values as a part of our church.

  • BELONGING. There’s no place for loneliness in our Church. We encourage people to make new friends and get hooked in to one of our ‘Rock Groups’ where they will get to do life with one another. We’re one body with many parts. We all need each other and belong to each other. (1 Corinthians 12:12)

  • COMMITMENT. Following Jesus isn’t a spectator sport, it’s about getting involved. We want to devote ourselves to the things of God and serve him wholeheartedly. In simple terms, we give our all to him, because he gave his all to us. (Acts 2:42; Ephesians 6:7)

  • COMPASSION. We passionately want to be the hands and feet of Jesus; reaching out to the poor, the lonely, the abused, the imprisoned and the destitute. We serve our community, region and world as best we can. As we do this, we serve Christ. (Isaiah 61:1)

  • EXCELLENCE. God is worthy of only our best and nothing less. We give that to him in the way we worship him, serve others and conduct ourselves. (Philippians 1.10; Philippians 4:8)

  • FAITH. Without faith it is impossible to please God... and that’s what we desire to do. So we operate in faith and trust God with everything we commit to him. (Hebrews 11:6)

  • GENEROSITY. We have been blessed by God to be a blessing to others. Our generosity is expressed in the giving of our time, talents, and treasure. As we sow, we will, in due season, reap a harvest. We do not ‘give to get’, but we ‘get to give’. (2 Corinthians 9:6)

  • GROWTH. All healthy things grow, and the church is no different. We’re committed to seeing our people mature in character and gifting. Numerical growth is also on our agenda as we constantly look out for opportunities to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:47)

  • PRAYER. We won’t achieve anything of lasting value without praying about it. Prayer changes things. It is our hotline to heaven. (Luke 19:46; Romans 8:26-27)

  • SCRIPTURE. The Bible is our final authority. If anything is not in it, we treat it with caution. We read it as our ‘daily bread’ not our ‘weekly snack’. (Hebrews 4:12)

  • SPIRIT-LED. We value being Spirit-filled, resulting in a Spirit-led life. We emphasise reliance on the Holy Spirit both personally and corporately as a church. We encourage every member to regularly experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, being empowered to expand His kingdom. Spirit-led innovation is encouraged over tradition and status quo. (Galatians 5:25; Romans 8:14)

Contact Details

The Rock Hub
13-15 Wellin Lane
Edwalton
Notts NG12 4AS
Tel/Text: 07913 426051

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