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CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus Response

March 20 Update

In keeping with the recommendations from the state and federal government, we want to remind you that we will not be meeting in person on campus this weekend. While this time is difficult and we love seeing everyone, we also want to do our part to “flatten the curve” and be responsible members of our community.

In the meantime, we hope you have enjoyed the online content our team has been working so hard to produce this last week. We have such an incredible team of innovative, creative, hard-working people who love Jesus and are doing amazing things to continue to be on mission as the church. If you haven’t taken advantage of the material we are posting and the opportunity to maintain community during this season, be sure to check out rockpoint.io and follow us on social media to stay up to date on what we have to offer you and your family.

We are also very excited to host our live weekend worship services online. rockpoint.io is where you can find the link to join us at our regularly scheduled service times this weekend. It is going to be an incredible time of worship through music and the second message in our series Armor of God, and you’ll be able to take it all in from the comfort of your own home this weekend. While we can’t all be in the same building, we do have the chance to be in the same place, so we look forward to being with you!

If you’ve been at Rock Point for any length of time, you’ve likely heard the Bush family motto, “Do hard things.” These are challenging times for all of us and although things look different for the Rock Point Church family, we can do hard things. We are trusting God that through this time, we are going to be blessed to grow and be stretched and come out on the other side stronger than before. We are praying for God’s protection over our church family, our community, our country and our world, but we are also praying that we take advantage of the opportunity to be used mightily for God and His purpose.

In John 13, just before His betrayal, Jesus spent quiet time alone with the disciples washing their feet and teaching them. This is the well-known passage that Jesus tells the disciples, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” During this season, we encourage you to spend some quiet time with Jesus and grow your relationship deeper with Him. We pray that as the world is frightened and asking tough questions, they will recognize each of us as followers of Christ by the love we show those around us.

We love our Rock Point family and can’t wait to see you online this weekend.

Bill Bush, Lead Pastor
Dave Sutherland, Executive Pastor
Jared Tetzlaff, Safety & Security Director 

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ADULT WORSHIP SERVICE

Livestream

While we will not be meeting on campus this weekend, join us for our livestream during all five of our normal service times.

Saturday @ 3:30pm & 5:00pm

Sunday @ 8:30am, 10:00am, & 11:30am


Armor of God | Part 3

Bill Bush | 03/28/2020

Big Idea

Faith is forged in the fight.

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Fiery Arrows

  • Doubt 
  • Anxiety
  • Rebellion
  • Trouble 

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Ephesians 6:16

16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

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How do I use the shield of faith?

  • Act on and beyond my belief.  
  • Act with others.

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God is always…

Involved in my life (Psalm 3:3)

Going to come through (Psalm 145:13)

In control (Romans 8:28)

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“Be the church in service not just be at a church service!” 

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Romans 8:28-39

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Ephesians 6:17

Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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How do I use the helmet of salvation?

Focus my thoughts and not follow my feelings.  

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Romans 12:2a

2a Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

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2 Corinthians 2:11

11 so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.

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2 Corinthians 10:5  

5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

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Response

  • What would it look like to act on and beyond your belief?
  • Are you acting with others? 
  • How are you focusing you thoughts, not following your feelings?

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KIDS

Online Experience

In order to help Rock Point Kids continue learning about the saving message of Christ, we have created an online worship experience! Take some time to watch the videos with your family.

NURSERY - PRE-K

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Activities

Heart Cutout

WHAT YOU NEED: Paper, marker, crayons, and preschool-safe scissors

WHAT YOU DO:

Give your child a piece of paper and invite them to color the entire paper with a lot of different colors. (Scribbling is okay for this activity). When they have finished, fold the paper in half with the colors inside. Draw half of a heart with the middle of the paper at the fold. Give your child the folded paper and a pair of scissors. Instruct them to cut on the outline of the heart. If your child is not able to cut out the heart, you can do it for them. Help them unfold their cutouts to reveal the heart. Help your child write a message on the heart to give to a family member or friend/neighbor (if able).

WHAT YOU SAY:

A heart is about love. Jesus tells us to love one another the way He loves us so everyone will know we follow Jesus.

Do What I Do (Follow the Leader)

WHAT YOU DO:

Ask everyone to face the leader and do what they are doing. If your child is a toddler, choose simple movements such as raising your hand, jumping up and down, clapping your hands, or spinning in a circle. Invite everyone playing to take a turn as the leader.

WHAT YOU SAY:

Ask your child, “Who can you follow?” Encourage your child to answer, “I can follow Jesus.

Different Verse

WHAT YOU DO:

Invite the children to say the Memory Verse, “Come and follow me”, Jesus said. Matthew 4:19, in different ways.

Examples: Soft voice, loud voice, singing voice, and a laughing voice. Repeat as desired.

Dinner Conversation

WHAT YOU SAY:

Jesus tells us to love one another the way He loves us so everyone will know we follow Jesus.

WHAT YOU ASK:

What did Jesus teach us to do? (Love.)

Who can you love? (Everyone.)

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KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 3

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Party Hats

WHAT YOU NEED: Paper party hats (Or paper to make them), markers, and stickers

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Pass out a party hat (or paper to make them) to your child.
  • Encourage your kid to decorate the hat using the stickers and markers.
  • As they finish, let them put on their hats!

WHAT YOU SAY:

“The older brother missed out on a super fun party. Why? Because, unlike his father, he refused to forgive. What could we miss out on when we refuse to forgive? (Pause for responses.) Refusing to forgive could cause you to miss out on a friendship! One thing that’s super important to remember is that NO one is perfect. We all mess up sometimes. We all say things we don’t really mean or do things that hurt others. Hopefully when that happens, like in the story Jesus told, the other person apologizes. And in that case, we should offer forgiveness for sure. Remember, when you don’t forgive, you miss out.”

MAKE IT PERSONAL:

Tell kids about a time when you refused to forgive someone as a kid and you missed out. What happened as a result of choosing to stay mad?

Memory Verse

WHAT YOU NEED: Large popsicle sticks, a Bible marked at Colossians 3:13, “Memory Verse Phrases” Activity Page, scissors, glue sticks

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Ask your child to open the Bible to Colossians 3:13 and read it aloud.
  • Give them a set of “Memory Verse Phrases,” seven popsicle sticks, and scissors.
  • Give them a glue stick.
  • Instruct your child to cut out the phrases and glue each one onto a popsicle stick.
  • When finished, encourage them to stack their sticks any way they choose to “build” the verse.

WHAT YOU SAY:

“Forgiveness is important! And we know that’s true because God is the ultimate forgiver! This verse is such a great one to remember always. You can take these sticks home and build this verse over and over again as you remember to forgive as God forgives you. Let’s choose to forgive and fix the relationships with the people around us, with God’s help. Because when you don’t forgive, you miss out.”

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PRETEEN

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Activity

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Give kids a moment to think about a time recently when they held onto a grudge or resentment toward someone for something they did.For those who are still holding grudges, encourage them to begin to let go of them and move toward forgiveness. Note: Some of your few might have serious situations they’re dealing with at home or at school. Some kids might be trying to forgive hurts or wrongs that are much bigger than an annoying sibling or a non-loyal friend. As much as possible, be mindful of those kids in particular and avoid “minimizing” or “simplifying” their situations.
  • Pray with the kids.

WHAT YOU SAY:

“God, Thank You for Your forgiveness and Your love. We want to show others Your love! God, please give us Your power and Your strength to forgive others. Help us to let go of anything we may be holding against others so we don’t miss out on the joy of Your forgiveness. Amen!”

Discussion

ASK:

  • When is it hard to forgive someone? What can keep us from forgiving someone?
  • What are things people do when they hold a grudge?
  • What have you learned that can help you to take the first step to forgive?
  • How can knowing we are all created in God’s image help you to forgive others?
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YOUTH

Rock Point YTH

Rock Point YTH is our ministry for Grades 6 through 12. YTH is one family, focused on community, driven by the opportunity to reach their generation for Christ.

Sunday, March 29, Livestream


Communities

All YTH communities will still be meeting via zoom video calls. Communities leaders will be reaching out to their members for all the details.

High school communities are Sunday night at 7:30pm and middle school communities are Wednesday night at 7:30pm.


YOUNG ADULTS

Rock Point Young Adults

Ages 18-25

Whether you are in college, entering the work force, starting a family, or still trying to figure things out, we have a place for you.

We aim to provide Christ-centered community, develop biblical disciples, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible.

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YES TO JESUS!

Yes to Jesus!

We would love to celebrate with you and give you some resources to help you get started in your relationship with Jesus! Please complete our YES TO JESUS form to let us know.

ONLINE CLASSES

Classes.

  • How to Talk to My Mormon Friend (Men & Women)

    THURSDAYS | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | April 2 - April 16 | ONLINE ONLY

    Join us as we discover how to effectively witness to our Mormon friends and family. Learn how to explain the Trinity in a way that will challenge and convict the soul. Discover the areas of topics to stay away from to ensure your conversation does not become contentious. Explore the impossible gospel woven into the Book of Mormon which exposes the true intention of the Mormon scriptures and teachings.

    Led by: Shawn Wagner, Groups Pastor

  • Rock Point Moms (Women Only)

    9:00am - 11:00am | February 5 - May 20 | ONLINE ONLY BEGINNING 4/1/2020

    Rock Point Moms is for all moms with children from birth to kindergarten. It is a place for friendship, community, support, and growth. Bi-monthly video teaching, no homework and off-campus gatherings, field trips, breakfast is served at meetings. 

    Led by: Shannon Gillette 
    Everyone is welcome, you can join anytime throughout the semester.

Year-Round Classes.

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  • Men's Breakfast

    Leader: Dave Finney
    Description: 7:00am - 9:00am | Ongoing
    At Rock Point Men's Ministry, you'll find guys who are willing to watch out for each other and caring enough to confront one another in a godly manner. We meet on campus for Bible study and a hearty breakfast. This is a great time to dive deeper and develop friendships with other men at Rock Point. We're here to help. Join us every 1st and 3rd Saturday, rain or shine.

    Saturday Morning
    On Campus
    Childcare: No

  • SALT (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly)

    Leader: Howard Ronalds
    Description: THURSDAYS | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | January 9 - May 28
    The Senior Ministry at Rock Point Church is known as SALT - Senior Adults Living Triumphantly. We are men and women of wisdom and maturity who are 55+ and come together each week for Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship and Food. We are currently studying the book of Acts of the Apostles. Our goal in SALT is to empower our senior community to continue to serve the God they love so much! We recognize the continued value of our seniors as vital parts of the body of Christ; and realize their value in terms of wisdom, experience, knowledge, talents, and other God given abilities and gifts.

    Thursday Afternoon
    On Campus
    Childcare: No

  • Celebrate Recovery

    Leader: Kenneth Key
    Description: 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Ongoing
    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people looking for true recovery from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is all about sharing our experience, strength, and hope and finding true recovery through this Christ-centered 12 step program. Join us every Friday night from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Rock Point. (Childcare Available)

    Friday Evening
    On Campus
    Childcare: Yes

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ONLINE GROUPS

Groups.

A place to be known, accepted, supported, and developed. We know that it can be a little intimidating to join a Group and meet new people for the very first time. Let us encourage you by saying we understand this, and everyone in our Groups are welcoming and inviting. At one time, they have made the exact same decision as you, so you’ll be in good company.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Blood Drive

April 2 | 4:00 PM

Nationally, there is currently a blood shortage. Blood drives are not considered mass-gatherings: they are “essential health care activities.” Therefore, we will be hosting a blood drive on April 2, 4:00pm - 8:00pm. This will be by appointment only to ensure safe distancing. If you are a minor between the ages 16 and 18 and would like to donate please fill out a parent consent form and bring it at your appointment time. Please note that we are asking only donors to come to their appointment at this time. 

#bethechurch

In these crazy times, we are still called to be the church. 

To give you some ideas of what this looks like, we’ve put together some practical ideas of how we can continue to be the church while we can’t meet in person.

Easter at Rock Point

Join us for one of our four Easter livestreams. Saturday, April 11 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm // Sunday, April 12 @ 9:00am & 11:00am

Text Message Daily Devos

Join us every weekday morning as a Rock Point staff member spiritually encourages us in the Word of God. Text the word ROCKPOINT to 33222 to sign up!

Baptism

Our next baptism celebration is happening on Grand Opening Weekend, April 25/26, at each of our four services in our brand new baptismal! If you’ve put your faith in Jesus, and want to take this next step, we’d love to be a part of it.

GIVING

Thank you for your generosity!

Giving online is simple and secure. Whether you'd like to give a single gift, or schedule ongoing giving, you can do it all here.

CONTACT

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