What’s The Rock Secret?
Why do people who regularly attend The Rock say they are categorically more whole than they were six months ago? We believe our “Seven Rock Values” are the key! Prior to planting The Rock of Roseville in October of 1997, Pastor Francis and Suzie Anfuso had ministered in hundreds of churches over an eighteen-year period. The proven qualities found in the healthiest churches they visited became what are now known as the “Seven Rock Values.”
#1: Gratitude & Joy
Being Grateful & Joyful for God’s Love (Nehemiah 8:10)
Jesus said the way to tell a real Christian is by their fruit. Gratitude is the first indication we understand and appreciate what Jesus did on the Cross. The outgrowth of this revelation will be a life of overflowing joy in the Lord.
“…the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Wholeness in Every Part of My Life (Colossians 2:10)
Colossians 2:9-10 says, “…you are complete in Him.” The word “complete” is the Greek word “pleroo.” It is translated as “satisfied, finished, filled up, fulfilled, made full and perfected.”
Jesus desires every believer to be “whole,” in spirit, soul and body.
Fulfilling My Destiny & Helping Others Fulfill Theirs (Jeremiah 29:11)
Most people live as if they have no destiny. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” Everything includes you! Surrender your heart to God and He’ll make your life beautiful. It’s His destiny for you.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
”Giving” & Not “Taking” (Proverbs 11:24)
If everybody gives, we can go anywhere God calls us to go and do anything God calls us to do. Since the inception of The Rock, its members have been faithful to give of their time, talents, and treasures to the Lord.
“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.”
Serving God & Others Out of Love (Mark 9:35)
In many churches, there is the “80/20 Rule.” 20% of the congregation does 80% of the serving in the church body. Every person who attends The Rock is asked to serve in at least one area. This has led to an incredible atmosphere of love and care for one another.
Jesus said, “…“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Honoring God & Other People (1 Corinthians 12:26)
People don’t honor one another for four reasons:
- They’re ignorant of each other’s value.
- They’re insecure about their own value.
- They’re selfish: “It’s all about me.”
- They’re lazy: “It takes too much effort.”
At The Rock we don’t want to take people for granted.
“…if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.”
Personal Accountability in My Spiritual Life (Hebrews 3:13)
We live in a culture that emphasizes “Individual Rights” while ignoring “Individual Responsibility.” Who in your life is willing to speak the hard things to you? We all need someone who will pray for us and, when needed, speak the truth in love.
“…exhort one another daily, while it is called ‘Today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.’”