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 Children’s Sunday school room renovation is now complete and in use in the main building
- Infant/Toddler renovation in planning stages
- Next phase is our new dream – the Children’s GloryZone room – this room will be an activity room for our children…with activities available during Sunday morning SS and children’s worship times. The renovation has begun with the completion of the removal of the previous equipment and installation of new carpeting. Our next phase is to complete the last of the repainting touchup needs, some electrical upgrades, misc. closet reorganization, and to install and place the needed equipment and furniture. We hope to dedicate this room by late Spring of 2021.
We are pleased to announce the next phase of our youth ministry as we proceed to complete the new Youth Wing renovation. We are taking a section of our main building basement and renovating the space to provide a Youth Wing. The Youth Wing will include a main game room with a pool table, side gaming rooms with Ping Pong, Foosball table, Bumper Pool table, and a Video Game room. The larger main room will provide a gathering area for Bible study, a Counseling room, and a Youth Worship Center. The Target date to dedicate the Youth Wing is Palm Sunday 2021. We look forward to this exciting chapter at Rockford Lane.
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 in 2020. We had another Baptism late in 2020 and three more planned on January 31, 2021.
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. With the Covid crisis we felt it necessary to suspend this study for a time. It is our hope that we can return to this study at some point in 2021.
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. This is continuing in 2021 via Zoom FCA meetings as well as FCA leaders being present at Western athletic practices.
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 a 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.
“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.”