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 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. 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. 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.
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.
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
- 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 renovation’s are now complete
- 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. We are right now praying for the individual God has called to lead our 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.”