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 Prince William
The Rock is the student ministry for 6th-12th graders. Our ultimate goal at MBC Prince William is that each student becomes a fully devoted follower of Christ. To accomplish this, we have four steps for students to get involved!
Dare2Share Teen Evangelism Conference- March 10th -11th DETAILS HERE
Family Services - No Rock Easter Sunday, April 16
Muffins with Mom: Mother’s Day, May 14 (9am and 10:45 am services)
Parent Meeting: June 11 from 12-1pm (Lunch provided to those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donuts with Dad: Father’s Day, June 18 (9am and 10:45 am services)
Beach Week- June 24th - 28th
Dare2Share Lead the Cause- July 31st - August 4th – Applications due Feb 22nd
Summer Mission Trip: TBD
Junior High Summer Camp- August 10-13
Public School Campus Missions
Our first step in the discipleship process at The Rock is to EXPOSE students to the hope giving message of Jesus Christ. We are called to make an evangelistic impact on the next generation and we do this primarily in several different ways including events like New Years Aid (an all-night event on New Years Eve), camps (Winter and Summer), campus missions (EDGE Clubs, FCA, Young Life, and of course, personal evangelism.
At the Rock, one of our greatest mission fields are the Public Schools. Our youth are encouraged and trained to become school campus missionaries to their public schools. We do this through strategic partnerships with a local public school campus ministry called EDGE Clubs. These are student-led Bible clubs that meet on local school campuses with an evangelistic focus. For more information visit www.edgeclub.org.
The Rock PW is currently involved with
- Westfield High School (Mondays 2:30 - 3:30pm in R106)
- Centreville High School (Coming Soon)
- Kettle Run High School (Thursdays from 2 - 3pm in Room 210)
- Auburn Middle School (Coming Soon)
Prince William County
- Battlefield High School (Tuesdays from 2 - 3:15 pm in Room 1124)
- Patriot High School (Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30 pm in Room 1117)
- Osbourn Park (Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30 pm in Cafeteria)
- Stonewall Jackson (Wednesdays from 2 - 3pm in 3045)
- Reagan Middle School (Coming Soon)
- Freedom High School (Tuesdays from 4 - 5pm in room L505)
- Lunsford Middle School (Coming Soon)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training up in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The second step in our discipleship process takes place at our Sunday morning services where we EQUIP students to grown in their faith through weekly preaching of the Word. Information on our Junior High and Senior High services below.
Junior High Services (6th-8th Grade): 9:00 am A typical Sunday includes:
Worship: We do this through music, but also through corporate prayer times.
Group Ice Breaker/Game: Students sit at round tables by grade, and each table has a volunteer leader
Message and Table Discussion: Students benefit most by being talking with peers about the main points of the message. Leaders guide students through discussions based on previously assigned questions. We cover a range of topics.
Senior High Services (9th-12th Grade): 10:45 am. A typical Sunday includes:
Worship: We do this through music, but also through corporate prayer times.
Message and Table Discussion: Students benefit most by talking with peers about the main points of the message. Adult table leaders guide students through this discussion based on previously assigned questions.
"...that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." Romans 1:12
The third step in our discipleship process is to CONNECT students to a small group. There are three main benefits a student will get by connecting to a small group. First, they will connect with other students and prayerfully created Godly, long lasting friendships. Secondly, they will accountability from their small group leader who's trained to be intentional in following up each student and answering their questions. Thirdly, students will get involved in a deeper study of the Bible as they read, discuss and apply the Scriptures to their lives. Junior High and Senior High small groups meet at the church.
Discipleship Groups are open for any Junior High and Senior High student on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Our goal for discipleship groups is to CONNECT students to a closer community of believers to encourage and hold them accountable while EQUIPPING each student to know and understand scripture. On the fourth Wednesday of the month, we have a volunteer training in which will not have discipleship groups. On these Wednesdays, we have Rock student choir practice in the main auditorium if your student wishes to get involved.
1 Discipleship Group
8 Discipleship Group
15 DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS CANCELED (Due to PWCS weather related closure)
22 Volunteer Training (No Rock)
29 Discipleship Group
5 Discipleship Group
12 No Rock- Spring Break
19 Discipleship Group
26 No Rock- Volunteer Training
3 Discipleship Group
10 Discipleship Group
17 Discipleship Group
24 No Rock- Volunteer Training
31 Discipleship Group
7 Discipleship Group
14- Discipleship Group
21- End of The Year Beach Party
The last step in The Rock discipleship process is for students to CONTRIBUTE what they have learned by serving God and others. There are a few ways this happens; one time local service events, student leadership, and missions trips. Please see info for each below:
Local service opportunities: Service Projects are done quarterly with their discipleship group so times and dates vary depending on what works best for the group.
Student Leadership: Opportunities include Assisted Living Ministry, Sunday Teams, Wednesday Teams, Campus Missions, and Kid's Quest. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Our assisted Living ministry is a great way for your student to serve. We minister to the Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor Assisted Living Home here in Manassas on weeks that we have Discipleship Groups (see calendar under previous heading) from 5-6pm. We visit with and sing songs to the Dementia/ Alzheimer's group first from 5-5:30 pm then switch to the more mobile residents from 5:30-6 pm.
Meeting Date & Time
Keith started on staff with MBC in May 2008. He graduated from Columbia International University with Youth Ministry and Bible Majors and an Outdoor Leadership Minor, and has a Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves on the Board of Directors for EDGE Clubs, a public school outreach parachurch organization whose mission is to “Connect students to Jesus and to the local church.” Keith also serves on the Board of Directors for The Collision Project, which aids churches in developing sustainable discipleship models in student ministry to train up the next generation of world changers. Before coming on staff, Keith served in ministry as a youth pastor in South Carolina and Virginia for a total of four years. Keith is married to his high school sweetheart, Caroline, and they have two rambunctious boys named Hudson and Graham.
Rock Female Coordinator
Bridget started on staff with MBC in June 2013. Bridget has a BS from Calvin College in Education with Math and Science minors; she also has a Masters from George Mason in Education Leadership. Bridget has taught middle school for Loudoun County Public Schools since 2006. She currently teaches 7th grade life science full time and works as the PW Rock Female Coordinator part time. Bridget volunteered for many years in the Rock before coming on staff, she has always felt called to work with teenagers and was excited to use her gifts not only in the public education system, but also in the Rock. She is passionate about discipling teenagers and seeing the next generation live lives that are sold out for the Lord.