Fellowship Groups

stones

In the fall of 2007, the Children’s Spiritual Growth Team and parent volunteers began a fellowship group for 3rd graders, as a ‘stepping stone’ into Rock AbouT, our faith and fellowship group for 4th & 5th graders.  The vision behind forming the group is to build and strengthen relationships between these kids who come from many different schools. Our hope and prayer is that the children build friendships with their church friends, and in turn, will connect with other ministries in our church community.

This 3rd grade group represents their “stepping stone” year into Rock AbouT.  After some Biblical exploration with the children, we discovered 1 Peter 2:5 fit perfectly: 

“You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” And thus, “stones” ministry began... 

Stones meets quarterly during the school year and is led by enthusiastic and faithful parent volunteers. 

Rock AbouT

Rock AbouT is a faith and fellowship group open to ALL 4th and 5th graders.  Led by parent volunteers who have passion for kids and Jesus they meet monthly for spiritual discussions, fellowship events and service projects.

4th and 5th graders are often called pre-teens. Pre-teen children begin to face challenges at school, among their peers and at home that could intensify as they reach their middle school years. Encouraging Christian Fellowship and supporting their journey toward a personal faith in Jesus Christ provides a meaningful foundation for facing the challenges of their young lives.

Jesus said, "Everyone who hears my words and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and hit that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock."  Matthew 7:24-25

Parents, we hope you will encourage your pre-teen to give Rock AbouT a try. Rock AbouT is a great way for kids to connect with other kids and with Jesus. We want to partner with you and help your child explore how to create a firm foundation of faith - one that can weather the storms of life. We also welcome parent involvement on our Rock AbouT leadership team, or as chaperones or drivers for our events.