What To Expect This Sunday
Gathering together for worship is one of the primary ways that we connect with one another and with God. During each worship service we do the same kinds of things that Christians have been doing for nearly two-thousand years: we sing and pray together, we read God’s word, and we encourage one another to love more deeply and to live a life of good works.
If you’ve never visited Rock Chapel, you may be wondering what it’s like. We want to make sure that when you walk through our doors, you’ll feel welcomed. We won’t point you out during the service. We won’t ask you to stand or do anything else embarrassing. In fact, you’re more than welcome to slip in a few minutes late and slip out a few minutes early until you’re comfortable.
You also ought to know that we don’t have a dress code. The majority of those who come on Sunday morning dress casually.
If you’re planning a visit, we’d encourage you to keep reading so you can find out exactly what to expect.
Sunday Mornings (10AM) at Rock Chapel
On Sunday mornings, our goal is to worship. This service tends to have more music (both congregational and special), more Scripture readings, and a greater focus on praising God. The sermon is usually more focused on sharing the Good News of Jesus and his kingdom. If you’re new to church, this is the perfect place to start.
Sunday Evenings (6PM) at Rock Chapel
While we worship through song and prayer on Sunday evenings as well, the focus during this service is more on growing in knowledge. There’s often less music and the sermon is usually less of a sermon and more of a Bible study. The atmosphere is also more casual during our Sunday evening services. If you want to learn more about God, his word, and what we believe, this service would be a great place to start.
"What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification." - 1 Corinthians 14:26
Scripture is filled with songs and singing. In fact, there’s an entire book of the Bible that’s nothing but songs. And over the past two-thousand years, millions of songs have been written. We’re thankful for the rich heritage of Christian music that’s been handed down to us and we try to make use of all of it as we worship our good and faithful God.
We sing songs that were written hundreds of years ago as well as ones that are still playing on the radio. When you visit Rock Chapel, whether during Sunday morning or evening, you’ll quickly find out that we love to praise God through song.
We believe that prayer is one of the cornerstones of the Christian existence. And just as private prayer is at the heart of every individual’s spiritual life, corporate prayer is at the heart of every church’s spiritual life. Because of this, we strive to be a prayerful people.
When you join us for worship on Sunday morning or evening, you’ll find that we pray at various times throughout the service. Feel free to pray along silently or even to agree with a quiet, “Amen.”
Jesus was a teacher. The early apostles were too.
When we gather together on Sunday mornings and evenings, we get into the scriptures. We study. We learn. And ultimately, we hope to meet God in his word. We approach the Bible on its own terms and strive to apply its message to today’s world.
Messages usually last between 35 and 45 minutes.
Paul told the congregation at Corinth that everything we do during corporate worship is for “edification” (1 Corinthians 14:26). This means we gather together to build one another up in love. We do this through singing, learning, and praying. But we also do it through greeting one another, encouraging one another, and just talking to one another.
Since we consider ourselves a family, we enjoy being together. We hope that when you visit Rock Chapel, you’ll experience the love of God by being with his family.
We’d love for you to visit us this week!
We gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 10AM and Sunday evenings at 6PM. We also have Bible studies for all ages on Wednesdays at 7PM.
Worship: Sundays at 10AM and 6PM
Bible Studies: Wednesdays at 7PM
Location: 49 N Main St, Granite Falls, NC 28630
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to give us a call or send us an e-mail.