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 are looking to our congregation to utilize their individual gifts as needed.
New Christians and Baptism
We praise the Lord for what God has done in the life of our church and community. Pictured with Pastor Ken below are three of our new Christians who were Baptized earlier this year.
Friday morning Bible Study
This ministry has been deferred until the Covid crisis has passed and it is deemed safe. We’ll announce the return of this Bible Study as it is deemed safe.
(In early January of 2020, we began the new Weekday morning Bible Study held each Friday morning at 10am. We will be dividing the Word of truth each Friday and enjoying a time of learning, fellowship, and obedience in accordance with 2 Timothy 2:15. Join us if you are not working on Friday morning as we step through the book of Galatians.)
We are pleased to announce the next phase of our youth ministry with our new Youth Pastor, Tommy Palmer. In the coming days, new outreach will begin coinciding with new efforts to reach the young people of the Rockford Lane community. We are working right now to renovate areas in our basement as the new Youth Wing for this ministry. Join me in praying that our young people will find Christ in this ministry.
Christmas Caroling 2019
Father’s Day Fun, Sun & Worship – 2019
Mother’s Day Brunch & Worship – 2019
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Pastor Ken working with the local FCA coordinator and Youth Pastor’s from Ormsby Heights and Shively Christian helped to launch an FCA chapter at the nearby Western High School. We invited one of the football players from University of Louisville to come and share his testimony. Please pray as we continue to share the gospel message through this organization. As an addition to this ministry, we have only recently begun to take part in the FCA chapter at the local PRP High School. We are pleased with the privilege of supporting the PRP students in their FCA gathering each Friday morning.
Pre-Thanksgiving Day Brunch/Worship (Blue Jean Day) – 2018
One of the exciting events of the year was our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Day Brunch & Worship. We not only have brunch in the fellowship hall but the brunch is immediately followed by worship while still at our tables. It is a wonderful warm environment where our people can eat a light meal, fellowship, and participate in worship. As an added bonus we’ve made it one of the annual blue jean days. For us, it is a time we can get to know each other in a warm family style environment as we also take time to praise our Heavenly Father.
Mother’s Day Brunch – 2018
Valentines Banquet 2018
Christmas Caroling 2017
- We are trying to step into our community with local ministry opportunities. The picture below is our 2018 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.
- 1st phase of children’s renovation is now complete
- 2nd phase is underway with a second Main Building children’s Sunday School room
“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.”