Did you ever wonder what exactly a “ministry” is? In order to minister, one need not be ordained or have authority over others. Ministry is simply serving, meeting the needs of others. As such, Rockford Lane Baptist Church is a ministry in itself, striving to meet the spiritual needs of our community and our members.
In order to meet those needs in a more thorough and effective way, we are renovating our existing buildings and programs. A new children’s area was recently renovated to accommodate the vision for the children’s ministry. Steps are being taken to build support for a meaningful youth program. We are looking towards a greater influence in our community with community events planned in and around the church grounds. We are also seeking to work with the local community for an even greater reach of ministry. To support some of our ministry needs, we have recently hired ministry interns to help us with worship, outreach and youth ministry.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
We are excited to announce a brand new chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Western High School. On September 11, 2018, Pastor Ken working with the local FCA coordinator and Youth Pastor’s from Ormsby Heights and Shively Christian helped to launch the first ever FCA chapter at our local high school, Western High School. There were 28 young people the first week and 33 the second week. We are ecstatic to start this new chapter in the life of our community. Please pray as we continue to share the gospel message through this organization.
We are more than excited to begin a new journey in reaching children. Every 3rd Friday of each month from 7 to 9pm we have what is called Kids Club. Our first Kids Club was Friday, October 19th and was a wonderful success. The plan is that parents can drop off their children for a VBS style evening of Bible stories, crafts, singing, and snacks. The parents can have a couple hours of relaxation while we have the privilege of sharing the gospel with them. Please contact Associate Pastor Rick Lee for more information.
Mother’s Day Brunch
- We are trying to step into our community with local ministry opportunities. The picture below is our recent effort to serve a pre-game meal to the Western High School football team. We are hoping to continue such ministries as we reach out to our local area.
- Children’s wing renovation is ongoing
- Our leadership are looking at the next phase of our youth ministry as we consider and plan the future needs of our community. Our desire is to establish a Christ centered youth program under the direction of an individual with a powerful calling to young people.
“Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.”