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!
Senior High Winter Camp - January 26th-28th
WAKE at our Tyson's Campus - February 7th
Junior High Winter Camp - February 10th-11th
Movie Night at the Rock - March 9th
Hike in Warrenton, VA - March 31st
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.
"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. We have two services, at 9am and 11am. Both services are identical and feature:
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.
"...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.
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, evangelism outreach programs, student leadership, and missions trips.
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Colin started on staff at MBC Prince William in June 2017, after interning for the Rock Student Ministries at the Tysons campus. Colin attended Christopher Newport University where he received a degree in Philosophy with a Pre-Seminary studies concentration, with minors in Judeo-Christian studies and Communications. After graduating from college, he married Amy, his high school sweetheart. Colin has a heart for students, and is passionate about helping teens find contentment and joy in Jesus Christ while deepening their relationship with Him. Colin is an avid reader and a fan of all things DC sports, but is happiest when spending time with Jesus and his wife.