At ROCC Youth, students experience Gospel-centered teaching and authentic worship.
On Sunday afternoon, from 4-6pm, students experience Gospel-centered teaching and authentic worship. There is also an allotted time for students to break into small groups, be prayed for, and “do life” with their peers and small group leaders. We also offer Sunday school for both middle and high school students during the 9:15 am service on Sunday mornings. Students can take their faith to the next level by joining a d:Group (discipleship group). d:Groups meet throughout the week during the school year and cover various books of the Bible or topical studies.
ROCC Youth Vision Statement:
Our student ministry is dedicated to creating authentic environments for students to connect with God in a powerful way to be fully equipped to step into life beyond our ministry.
We fulfill this by helping "pack the bags" of our students to better send them off into life beyond our ministry!
The Next Steps Class is designed to help Sixth-graders understand theological principles River Oaks Community Church believes are foundational for students and their faith. We try to make this class engaging, informative, and fun.
Students are expected to complete portions of the lessons prior to coming to class on Sunday mornings. We will start each lesson in class on the date listed on the calendar below. That lesson (or a specific part of the lesson) should be finished at home. There is a place at the end of each lesson where parents/guardians are asked to initial to indicate that they are aware of the lesson’s completion. Please encourage your student to complete the lessons so that they will learn the basics of our faith, be more confident in sharing in class, and most importantly, develop a growing relationship with Jesus. We know things can come up preventing students from completing a lesson occasionally; we still want them to come to class.
Students should bring their Understanding the Faith workbook (provided on their first day of class), a Bible, a provided copy of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and something with which to write. (We will have extra supplies if a student forgets to bring something.)
Take a look at Lesson 3 of the workbook used in our Next Steps class. Students can find answers to the questions by looking in the paragraphs above them, or by looking in the ESV Bible or the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Download Lesson 3
Download this addtional activity page that supplements Lesson 3 of the Next Steps class. Download Lesson 3 Activity page
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