Who we are
Real Church Real People
God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to keep you that way.
REACHING. LOVING. IMPACTING.
Reaching people for Jesus Christ
Above all, we are a church that is committed to reach people for Jesus Christ. We believe that this is the most important issue in all of life.
The Rock has annually seen between 150 and 300 first time decisions for Christ.
Loving God with all our hearts
Second, we are a church committed to teach them to grow and live a life pleasing to God.
Impacting our world wherever we are at
Our third focus is to send individuals out to reach others for the cause of Jesus Christ.
We Are a Church of Multiplication
We believe God is calling us to experience immeasurably more of Him and allow Him to multiply both in and through us, making a greater impact. As we obey God and become a part of His redemptive plan for the world, we have identified four key areas that we believe He wants us to be committed to in order to fulfill the mission He has given us.
1. MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES:
Seeing every man, woman, and child entrusted to us living in discipling relationships, resulting in them maturing as disciple-makers to everyone, everywhere.
2. MULTIPLYING CHURCHES:
Building a leadership culture where the highest priority is on equipping and empowering every believer to carry out God’s purposes for the church.
Since 2006 we have planted four churches!
3. MULTIPLYING LEADERS:
Raising up and sending out pastors and congregations to ensure that the Front Range and beyond is saturated with churches that own the lostness of every man, woman, and child.
A majority of our staff have been grown from within our church body. A total of 52 full-time or part-time vocational ministry leaders have been raised up. Half of these are now licensed pastors and pastor’s wives! We have also raised up and sent out five missionary couples.
4. MULTIPLYING GOSPEL INFLUENCE:
We want to see the gospel impact our community in immeasurably more ways. We want to see more impact in families and healing of grief and addiction through our many care and external ministries.
Authentic Worship: Placing ourselves before the throne of God while celebrating His love and grace.
Every Believer is a Minister: Faithfully serving God with and through our talents, stewardship and spiritual gifts while making disciples who make disciples.
Missions Minded: Following the Great Commission by expanding His Kingdom through new churches, here and throughout the world.
Outreach Minded: Sharing the hope and grace we ourselves have received with a world in need of the hope and grace only Christ can bring. Our goal is to reach the community to heal the community.
Personal Growth: Growing in knowledge and grace through Bible study, Growth Group ministries, prayer, confession and sharing our faith.
Love and Acceptance: Being able to love our neighbor as ourselves by caring for others in a relevant way. Accepting God’s love to reflect God’s love.
Ministering to the Whole Family: Seeing God’s Kingdom expanded through the spiritual growth of fathers, mothers, and their children.
December 1999 – Pastor Bruce Fosdick got a call from Southwest Baptist, a dwindling church that consisted mostly of senior citizens who wanted to do something to reach the next generation for Christ. Bruce and his wife Melissa moved from Reseda, CA to Littleton, CO with the plan to take this older established church of 100 members and “restart” it. It was treated like a church plant that would reinvent itself and do whatever it took to reach the unchurched.
Easter 2000 – The first service at The Rock was held with over 250 people in attendance. Within a year, the church was bursting at the seams. The building was designed to hold 200, and the three weekly services averaged 400 total.
September 2001– A building campaign was begun to raise funds for a new facility.
Spring 2003 – The Rock moved into a former YMCA building. Within ten years, average attendance had grown to 1200 each Sunday.
2014 – The Rock merged with Belleview Community Church. A plan was developed to purchase Belleview’s land and existing buildings, and fundraise for remodeling and new construction. Nearly all of Belleview’s approximately 100 members became involved at The Rock and welcomed this new relationship wholeheartedly.
December 2016 – Expected goal date to move into new building which will include an 850 seat auditorium, a 9000 square foot Children’s Center, and a 7000 square foot Youth Center.
Our current history:
As one of the largest restarts in Converge Worldwide, we want to continue to see lives changed and communities transformed for Christ. We’ll do whatever it takes to see that happen!
Unchurched people are being reached! Since 2006, The Rock averages 150-300 first-time commitments to Christ annually.
Approximately 120 people are baptized every year.
The Rock’s food pantry helps those in need within our community.
The Rock’s recovery ministries (Celebrate Recovery, Divorce Care, and Grief Share) meet weekly to provide opportunities for hope and healing for those in the Denver area.
The Rock is raising up leaders and sending them out to impact our world. We have planted 6 new churches, 4 of them being sent off with a pastor raised up from within The Rock and a team of 75 volunteers to help begin each new work.
52 people from The Rock have answered the call to be in vocational ministry, as well as 5 missionary couples being sent to places such as Spain, Argentina, Estonia, Ecuador, and Belize.
The Rock funds Restoration Homes in India to help girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. We opened the Impacto Beauty School, a training facility that provides necessary job skills to help lift families out of poverty and is attached to The Rock Family Center in Argentina.
The Rock is funding the translation of the Jesus Film into two languages of unreached people groups. More than 600 million people have given their lives to Christ worldwide after watching this powerful film in their native tongue.