At The ROCK our goal is to see students become fully devoted followers of Christ through a four step process; EXPOSE students to the Gospel (Rom 1:16), EQUIP them to grow in their faith (2 Tim 3:16), CONNECT them to a community of believers (Rom 1:12), and CONTRIBUTE by serving God and others (Matt 20:28).
The Rock Montgomery County
The Rock is the student ministry for 6th -12th graders. Our purpose is to rise up devoted and unashamed followers of Christ. To accomplish this we have four steps to get students plugged in.
All- Campus Events In the ROCK every year, allow students to be exposed to the ministry on a broad scale. We have 5 major events each year that all campuses participate in.
UPCOMING 2016-2017 Big Five Events:
- New Year's Aide: December 31, 2016
- Senior High Winter Retreat: Jan 27-29, 2017
- Junior High Winter Retreat: Feb 10-12, 2017
- Senior High Beach Week: Jun 24-28, 2017
- Junior High Summer Camp: August 10-13 2017
We also have local events that allow students a chance to connect locally, and invite their friends. Here are some upcoming events specific to Montgomery County Campus:
UPCOMING Local Events SPRING 2017:
- LOCK IN: April 7-8
- First Fridays (Recreational activities): February 3rd and May 4th
- End of the School Year Party: June 2nd
- MBC Family Night: Feb 25th and June 10th
Every Sunday at 9 and 11 am, we meet for our own service, which runs concurrent to the main service at MBC Montgomery County, and equips students with a knowledge of God's word and tools to live as a Christian in this society. Junior high students are encouraged to come to 9 am and senior high to 11 am.
Our Sunday services feature:
- Hang out time
- Worship Response (e.g., song, prayer, small group, reflective element)
We encourage students to turn off all electronic devices during the service.
The Rock Mid-Week Gathering
Small group meetings are offered throughout the school year at our campus for both Junior (6th-8th graders) and Senior High (9th-12th graders). We meet on Wednesday's from 7:00-8:30pm in the Rock space (Sr. high) and Elementary Space (Jr. high). Our Mid-week gathering is a great way to spend time in community,develop relationships with leaders and grow in your faith while having a fun. Our doors are open to all students. So feel free to bring a friend along with you.
Every meeting begins with dinner and students having an opportunity to hang out for about 30 minutes. After we jump into some large group games for about 20 minutes. Then, we dive into a small group study breaking into groups by grade or gender for discussion facilitated by an adult leader.
You’ll meet new people in an open and welcoming environment. No need to sign up just show up.
For more information, email Drew at email@example.com.
We at the ROCK partner with the Montgomery County FCA to bring Bible studies to various schools in the county as an outreach. These studies are called "huddles" and allow students a chance to be exposed to the Bible and Christian community in a non-threatening environment. If you attend one of these schools you can go and meet other Christians at your school or invite your friends to come. This is a great way to connect with other students in the Rock or friends who don’t have a home church.
2016-2017 Montgomery County FCA Huddles
Public High Schools
SCHOOL MEETING INFO FCA STAFF EMAIL
Churchill HS 2x month (TBD) Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Clarksburg HS Every Thurs, room 209 Taylor Rollo TRollo@fca.org
Damascus HS Every Fri during lunch in Mr. Bonfil's room Sarah Lokos SLokos@fca.org
Gaithersburg HS Every Monday, room 1095 Taylor Rollo TRollo@fca.org
Magruder HS Every Thurs during lunch in Mr. Wharton's room Sarah Lokos Slokos@fca.org
Northwest HS Every Wed in Coach Younblood's room Taylor Rollo Trollo@fca.org
Northwood HS 1x month (TBD) Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Paint Branch HS Every Thurs during lunch in Rick Smith's room Sarah Lokos SLokos@fca.org
Poolesville HS Every Fri during lunch in room 35 Taylor Rollo TRollo@fca.org
Quince Orchard HS Mondays at lunch in Rm 220 Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Richard Montgomery HS Tuesdays at lunch in Rm 336 Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Seneca Valley HS Every Fri during lunch in room 3 Taylor Rollo TRollo@fca.org
Sherwood HS Every Thurs during lunch in Mrs. Randolph's room Sarah Lokos SLokos@fca.org
Walter Johnson HS Tuesdays at lunch in Lower Gym Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Watkins Mill HS Every Fri during lunch in Coach Adam's room Taylor Rollo TRollo@fca.org
Wootton HS Mondays at lunch in Rm 282 Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
SCHOOL MEETING INFO FCA STAFF EMAIL
Connelly School of the Holy Child Fridays at lunch in Rm 7 Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Georgetown Prep 1x month (on campus) Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Holton Arms 2x month (off-site) Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Landon School 1x month (off-site) Hannah Kao HKao@fca.org
Our Lady of Good Counsel HS 2-3 times a month on Weds, Sarah Lokos SLokos@fca.org
Washington Christian Academy Every other Fri morning at 7:30AM Sarah Lokos SLokos@fca.org
Public Middle Schools
SCHOOL MEETING INFO FCA STAFF EMAIL
Baker MS 1st and 3rd Thurs during after school club time in room SLokos@fca.org
Martin Luther King, Jr. MS Meets 1st and 3rd Wed in Cafeteria during after school club time TRollo@fca.org
Parkland MS Every other turs during after school club time in Mr..Yi's room. SLokos@fca.org
Redland MS Every other Thurs during after school club time in Mrs. Eggert's room SLokos@fca.org
Roberto Clemente MS Meets 1st and 3rd Tues in Mrs. Monroe's room during after school club time TRollo@fca.org
Rocky Hill MS Meets 1st and 3rd Thurs in room 266 during after school club time TRollo@fca.org
Rosa Parks MS Every other Wed at school club time in Ms. Knorr's room SLokos@fca.org
For more information or questions about starting an FCA huddle at your school, email Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in The ROCK have opportunities to serve locally and globally. Here are some ways your student can serve:
- Nursing Home Visits- spend time impacting the residents at Manor Care Bethesda. Our upcoming visits are March 18th and April 29th
- Kid's Quest- opportunities to impact children with the Gospel message through serving as a tech/av member, co-small group leader or on worship team.
- The Rock- we welcome students to serve as greeters, check in station members, band members, tech/av crew or as camp counselors. Talk to a leader in the Rock about serving in our youth ministry.
- Summer Local missions for all students will be announced soon.
- Our 2017 High School Summer Missions Trip will not require traveling abroad this year. We will encourage high school students to participate in 'Lead the Cause' from July 31-August 4th which is a local missions trip through Dare 2 Share Ministries. Click here for more information about 'Lead THE Cause' Washington D.C.
For more information please contact Andrew Martinez at email@example.com.
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Pastor of The Rock Student Ministries
Andrew was born and raised in Maryland. He gave his life to Christ at the age 11 but didn't take his faith in Christ seriously until he got older. After graduating from Southern Maryland Christian Academy he spent a year attending a local college without a clue of his future plans. Once he lost his best friend from high school in a car accident Andrew realized the truth in James 4:14 "yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." Drew then felt led by God to pursue Christian education at Washington Bible College where he received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and a minor in counseling/psychology. Upon graduating he pursued and obtained a Masters in Human Services Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy) with Liberty University's online program. Throughout his years as a college student Andrew was heavily involved as a volunteer youth leader, childrens bible school teacher and on occasion preacher to the adult congregation at his childhood church. He worked at Naval Support Activity Bethesda for a few years teaching and impacting the lives of preschoolers and toddlers. Andrew has been married for the last 4 years to his beautiful wife Dina and has a son named Ezra who is a year old. Andrew enjoys basketball, Xbox (NBA2K & Halo), movies and dancing randomly with his son! He is passionate about sharing the gospel with teens and encouraging them to live unashamed lives for Christ.