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 Loudoun
THE ROCK LOUDOUN
The Rock is the student ministry for 6th-12th graders. Our ultimate goal at MBC Loudoun is that each student becomes a fully devoted follower of Christ. To accomplish this, we have four steps for students to get involved.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,[a] as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” - Romans 1:16-17
The first step in our discipleship process is to EXPOSE students to the Gospel. Because of the power it has to transform a life, we are passionate about spreading the Good News of Christ to teens in the great Washington DC area. Several times throughout the year we put on exciting events that make it easy for students to invite their friends to come and have a great time, but more importantly, to hear and respond to the Gospel.
ANNUAL CAMPS: Winter Camps are in late January (for Senior High) and late February (for Junior High). Summer Camps are in late June (for Senior High) and early August (for Junior High)
Senior High Beach Week - June 18-22
- August 12 - Middle & High School combined services start Sunday mornings at 11:00am
- August 15 - End of the Summer Celebration/Camp Reunion
- August 25 - Loudoun Campus Fall Kickoff
- September 5 - Wake Event
- September 12 - Start of Fall Wednesday Night Small Groups from 7:00-8:30pm.
- September 28 - Rock Movie Night
"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 Rock Bible study where we EQUIP students to grow in their faith through weekly preaching and teaching of the Word. Information on our Junior High and Senior High Bible study is below:
Message: Interactive Bible Teaching
Middle & HIGH SCHOOL Bible Study at 11:00 am
A typical Sunday includes:
- Hang Out Time, Pancakes, and Hot Chocolate for 15 minutes
- Student-Led Worship for 15-20 minutes
- Interactive teaching and preaching with table discussion for 30-45 minutes
- Praying for unreached people groups, announcements, and dismissal
"...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 creatw Godly, long lasting friendships. Secondly, they will have accountability from their small group leader who's trained to be intentional in following up with 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.
JH & SH Small Groups
Small Groups meet weekly at MBC - Loudoun on the 2nd floor in the Rock.
Students enjoy social time, games, and snacks for the first half hour. We then have a short devotional and a time of intentional prayer. During the 45 mintues, the students are split into small groups by grade and gender. Rock Leaders lead students in prayer and discussion about how God's Word applies to their lives. You do not need to register. Guests are welcome! Contact Charles or Kristen with any questions.
JH & SH WEDNESDAY NIGHT Small Groups are from 7-8:30pm.
Small Groups will begin in the fall on September 12th.
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; local service events, student leadership, and missions trips. Please see info for each below:
- We have a student leadership team in the Rock who serve on Sundays. serve as discipleship group leaders, serve on the student-led worship team as well in a number of different areas in the church as a whole.
- If you are interested in student leadership, please contact Charles.
Meeting Date & Time
Charles moved from Durham, North Carolina to Northern Virginia in the summer of 2017 to join the staff of McLean Bible Church through the activate leadership development program. Charles' passion is to make disciples who make disciples. Charles desires to see students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and glorify God in everything they do. Charles loves basketball and most importantly studying God's Word. Charles graduated from Liberty University in 2015 with a B.S. in Church and Student Ministry. He is also a student at Southeastern Seminary pursuing his M-Div in Christian Ministry. Charles married his best friend Kiara in 2015 and they are excited and blessed by the opportunity to serve the Lord here at McLean.