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“The goal of White Rock Baptist Church is to exalt the Name of Jesus Christ through our sacred worship, our strengthening of families, our transforming of lives through service, and the proclamation of His gospel.”
How to join our church family:
- Accept Christ and be baptized
- Transfer by church letter
- Christian confirmation
- Membership restoration
In HIS Service, Pastor Stephens
“Committed to Loving Christ and Each Other!”
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
John 15:9-12 NIV
Your Invitation to Christ
God loves you so much that He sent His One and Only Son to give His life for your sins. No matter how many times you have failed because of your wrongdoings, God still desires to save you and have a relationship with you.
God is offering you a fresh start now through a new life with Christ. If you are willing to receive this grace, please accept our invitation to Christ by the steps below:
- Admit that your soul needs God.
- Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross and arose from the grave. He ascended into heaven and will return to earth for believers. He is the world’s only Savior.
- Come close to God through prayer. Invite the Holy Spirit of Christ into your life by praying this prayer or your own prayer similar to this:”God I know that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. I believe that You came in Christ to die on the cross for me. Please come into my life and deliver me from my sins. I now commit to trust and follow You by asking You to be my personal Savior and Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen”
Join us in our Sunday worship service and let us know that you want to have a fresh start through a new life with Christ!! Christ welcomes you with open arms, and so do we!!
We’re known as “the friendly church!” As you enter the building, you will be welcomed by one or more members of our Hospitality Ministries and provided with a welcome kit with information about our church. If you need help finding a seat, an usher will be glad to assist! Be sure to get a copy of the weekly bulletin handout, which gives information on our activities within the church. We strive to create a friendly, comfortable environment. As the sun sparkles through the beautiful hand-made stain glass windows and the high vaulted ceiling, the power of the Holy Spirit is truly manifested.
The Holy Spirit is also manifested in worship through the preaching. Through sound theological exposition, the preaching of the Gospel is truly inspired by the power of God, unto Salvation. We believe in the inerrancy and wholeness of the Bible, and our preaching reflects that truth. Our messages are bible-based and practical.
In Isaiah 56:7, the Lord said “my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The congregation at White Rock Baptist Christ believes in the power of prayer. We lift up holy hands in prayer throughout the service, offering prayers of thanksgiving and praise to God, intercession for those who are sick, shut-in, or grieving, as well as a time for quiet meditation and petition for the lost.
Through a variety of spirit filled choirs, we join together to sing praises unto the Lord allowing worship to be both exciting and uplifting. The choirs include the Church Choir, Male Chorus, Melodies of the Rock (youth choir), Angels of the Rock (children’s choir). Our music includes traditional hymns as well as contemporary songs.
The 32 rank Moller-Letourneau organ is magnificently settled over the choir loft in a beautiful red oak case that rests on an independent steel suspension. The horizontal trumpet, made of 70% polished tin, produces a fiery and brilliant sound. This organ is recognized as one of the best in the world.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper, also called Communion, is a special part of our worship to God. We observe this memorial each first-Sunday, to remember Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, because Jesus commanded us to do so (1 Corinthians 11:24). Any member or visitor who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is welcome to partake. Communion is served to participants in their seats, as trays filled with unleavened bread and cups of grape juice representing the body and blood of Jesus are passed down each row. This memorial is intended only for baptized believers, and you may pass the trays if you don’t wish to participate.
Members and visitors give to support the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Members are encouraged to tithe, and general and special offerings are also collected. Click here for information about the special offering for our Glory to God Capital Campaign.
Following the gospel message, the speaker of the hour will extend an invitation to Christian salvation and discipleship to the congregation (Matthew 28:18-19). Responses to the invitation may include requests to be baptized, confession of sin, or placement of membership with the congregation. Members of the Ministry of Deacons and Deaconesses or the Prayer Ministry will pray with the individual. Baptism by immersion is generally scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month.
A Place For Your Children
White Rock is a great place for your children! We provide an environment where children are safe, taught at an age-appropriate level, and encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We encourage our children to participate in all aspects of the worship experience.
The Children’s Ministry serves children from birth up through age twelve. Our programs include Sunday School, Children’s Church during the Sunday worship service, monthly movie nights, Angels of the Rock children’s choir, and many other activities. Although you are welcome to keep your children with you, we also provide a nursery that is open during Sunday worship service for all children less than 5 years old.
Our Teen Ministry serves children age twelve to eighteen and provides a number of special programs and activities designed for teenagers. Our teens are very active and involved in the life of the church!
Please join us for worship, fellowship, prayer, and Bible study.
|Morning Worship||Sunday 9:15 a.m.|
|Midweek Prayer||Wednesday, 12 noon & 6 p.m.|
|The Lord’s Supper||1st Sunday during morning worship|
|Sunday School||Sunday, 8:30 a.m|
|New Disciple Orientation||Sunday, 8:30 a.m.|
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (adults)
Church Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday – 7:30 AM – 1 PM
The Church Office closes at 1:00 PM on Fridays. Voicemails left after that time will usually not be retrieved until Sunday morning. On occasion, it will be Monday when they are retrieved.
“What is salvation? What is the Christian doctrine of salvation?”
Salvation is deliverance from danger or suffering. To save is to deliver or protect. The word carries the idea of victory, health, or preservation. Sometimes, the Bible uses the words saved or salvation to refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as Paul’s deliverance from prison (Philippians 1:19).
More often, the word salvation concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance. When Paul told the Philippian jailer what he must do to be saved, he was referring to the jailer’s eternal destiny (Acts 16:30-31). Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24-25).
“Who does the saving?”
Only God can remove sin and deliver us from sin’s penalty. (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5).
“How does God save?”
In the Christian doctrine of salvation, God has rescued us through Christ (John 3:17). Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 1:7). Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God (Ephesians 2:5, 8) and is only available through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).
“What are we saved from? “
In the Christian doctrine of salvation, we are saved from “wrath”; that is, from God’s judgment of sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Biblical salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and therefore involves the removal of sin.
“How do we receive salvation?”
We are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel—the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe—fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16). This involves repentance, a changing of mind about sin and Christ (Acts 3:19), and calling on the name of the Lord (Romans 10:9-10, 13).
Are nursery services available?
The Church Nursery is now open every Sunday from 8:30 am through the end of morning worship service, with adult supervision. Please feel free to leave your child/children ages eight months through four years to be cared for while you are in Sunday School and worship. Click here for more information.
How can I join the White Rock family?
- Accept Christ and be baptized
- Transfer from another church by church letter
- Join based on Christian confirmation or
- Christian experience
- Restore membership (former members)
First-Time Guest Registration
So that we can get to know you better and minister to you more effectively, please complete the following information. You can complete and submit it prior to your visit or when you arrive at our Worship Service. One of our Greeters will welcome you to White Rock when you arrive. We’ll be so glad to see you!