A project of EVERGREEN COMMUNITY CHURCH
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THE ROCK - 5501 Chicago Ave. So., Minneapolis - Service Time: Fridays, 7:30 PM
The Rock is a church designed and dedicated to meeting the needs of singles, college students and young couples. We're a non-denominational Christian church that meets in South Minneapolis.
The Rock is one of the locations of a multi-site church called Evergreen. Although we meet in five different locations throughout the Twin Cities, Evergreen is one church. We chose this strategy to create unity, foster collaboration, construct pastoral accountability and maximize office efficiency. We operate according to the same church by-laws, are financially supported as one organization and all members become members of the same church.
In addition to The Rock, Evergreen currently meets in Lakeville, Bloomington and New Hope. There is also another location in Minneapolis under a different name: The Urban Refuge. The Urban Refuge meets in South Minneapolis and is an Evergreen church designed to meet the needs of urban and multicultural families.
TRAINING FOR FUTURE LABORERS, LEADERS, AND PASTORS
The Rock is specifically designed to get young men and women involved in the process of doing church. It is designed to train and equip them, and give them opportunity and important involvement in the work of God, using their unique talents and gifts. It is on-the-job training; learning while they are doing. It is not designed to be run by professionals with every program neatly and perfectly in place.
DEVELOP AND TRAIN LOYAL, COMMITTED, QUALITY, GREAT COMMISSION DISCIPLES FOR JESUS CHRIST
We are not interested in being just a cool church, the latest and greatest thing that people only attend. We are striving to develop men and women who are wholeheartedly committed to the cause of Christ, who are committed to great commission values; people who are not interested in church hopping and shopping, but are truly committed to their brothers and sisters in the local church, living out Christ's call on our lives; men and women who are striving to live out godly, holy lives in accordance with God’s Word.
BE A MISSIONARY OUTREACH TO THE CITY
The local church is the missionary organization of God, commissioned by God to reach the world with the gospel. Missionaries live life differently than the rest of the world. They make great sacrifices in their life in order to fulfill their mission. We recognize that we have been sent by God! As a missionary church, we strive to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the young people of Minneapolis /St. Paul in a meaningful and relevant way — using both personal and collective outreach, kindness projects, compassion projects, friendships with seekers, music, and Rock services. Winning people to Christ is one of our primary objectives.
PLANT MORE CHURCHES – AS MANY AS WE CAN
We do not want to have just one missionary outpost, but many. Our strategy is not to grow one big church, but to plant churches that will grow and plant more churches. We are striving to think outside the box and create as many ways as we can to plant new churches in the most economical and effective ways possible. We will go where Christ is needed most and plant churches where others may not go.
STOP BY FOR A VISIT!
We'd love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Explore our website rockthechurch.com to learn more about our beliefs, services, programs, and small groups or contact the church office at 612-339-7625 or firstname.lastname@example.org