Gatherings @ The Rock

Church is a community of faith—a spiritual family, not a Sunday service. But our services, programmes and events are environments that enable us to encourage one another in faith and to equip each other to follow God and His plans for us. You’ll find what’s coming up at The Rock here on this page.

Click here to view this year's tentative calendar of gatherings. Or download our App, available from the App store for iOS or Android .

Be sure to check back regularly and join with us to see God’s Kingdom grow in us and in the world. If you would like more information about our services or programmes than is provided here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our regulars
Sunday Gatherings
Regular Gathering @ 10am
Banquet Gatherings
Banquet Gatherings @ 5pm
Prayer
Wednesdays @ 6:30am
Sundays @ 9:15am
Rock Kids
Sundays @ 10am
Rock Youth
Fridays @ 7pm (various places)

June

Georgie & Arnia Gotty

Sunday 2nd June, 10am
The Rock Church

From Black Power to the Ultimate Power.

Details here
Come and hear the powerful story of how Georgie went from being a leader in the Black Power gang to being a follower of Jesus. Georgie and his wife Arnia are with us for the first time and are also visiting from Faithpointe Church in Auckland, where James and Viv Anson are the senior leaders.

This is a powerful story of love and redemption so why not invite someone along to hear you're never "too bad" to receive the love of our Father.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Sunday 2nd June, 5pm
The Rock Cafe

We are going to take some time to go through all the gifts of the Spirit God has given to His church, to see His church be and become His church in demonstration.

Details here
We are going to look at the purpose for the gifts, how they function, why they are to function, identifying them in us and the need for each to operate in the gift they have been given, the posture they are to operate from, when they are to be used with the Spirit, how we can use them for self and not for Him.

We are going to cover many angles of these gifts, so we as His church know exactly His purpose for them as the gift giver and what He expects.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

We start this journey on the 2nd of June at 5pm so we look forward to seeing you all there for more of this equipping and training in righteousness reality.

We are all called to be living a life unto Christ and His Will as a body first and not individually.
It’s the body of Christ not the individual of Christ.

It’s about receiving from others and giving to others, through all the giftings that God gives for His purpose, not ours.

Men's Breakfast with Steve McCracken

Saturday 8th June, 9:00am
The Rock Cafe

Men bring your appetite and let's join together to feast on good food and the Word!

Details here
Steve McCracken will be speaking at a men's breakfast while he's with us. The cost is $20.00 for breakfast which will be served at 9:00am sharp. You must register no later than Sunday 2nd June.

Steve McCracken

Sunday 9th June, 10am & 5pm
The Rock Church

We are pleased to have Steve McCracken with us again this weekend.

Details here
Steve McCracken is a prophet based in Melbourne, Australia. We have been building relationship with Steve over the last few years and he has brought words of encouragement for our Rock family. We look forward to hearing what the Lord has placed on his heart for our family.

New Friends Lunch

Sunday 9th June, 12pm
The Rock Cafe

New to The Rock? Want to learn more about us?

Details here
Meet some of the leaders after the morning service and get to know us better over lunch, our shout! Find out about our discipleship groups, ask any questions you have and get to know some new people in our community.

Marriage Retreat

Saturday 29th June, 9:00am
Silver Stream Retreat

Marriage is so often portrayed as a battleground where we fight to get what we want or “need” but this is not the picture Christ revealed when He lay down His life for not just His bride but the whole of humanity.

Details here
Marriage to Christ is the context for the entire scriptures, so as a family we not only highly value this relationship with our Messiah as individuals, but we also value our physical covenants with our spouses, as they are a foreshadow of our marriage to Him. If we are unable to work as one with our spouse we cannot walk as one with our children, those we are in discipleship or the wider body of Christ. This battleground mentality is perpetuated when our relationships become reactionary instead of a proactive investment both into the relationship and one another.

With this in mind we would like to offer the opportunity for couples to come away with Cliff and Jenni Warne and receive practical advice on building a stronger marriage. This time away will include training and equipping but we would also like to set aside some time where couples can receive ministry from the Warne’s.

Meals are included so you must Register no later than Sunday 9th June. Cost is $120.00 per couple.

Rock Family Potluck Lunch

Sunday 30th June, 12pm
The Rock Cafe

Bring something to share and join us for lunch after this morning's gathering.

Details here
Please join our family for lunch after the morning gathering. It's a great opportunity to connect and get to know more of our incredible Rock family. Drop your dishes in the cafe before the service. As we have limited facilities for reheating or cooking, we would prefer dishes that can be served cold. If you have any questions or are stumped for ideas please do contact us (info@therock.org.nz).

July

Family Dynamics - Parenting

Wednesday 3 July, 7-9:00pm
The Rock Cafe

We welcome Nathaniel Kandregula from "The Parenting Place" who will be speaking to us about "Technology Today."

Details here
Nathaniel Kandregula from "The Parenting Place" will walk us through the advantages and pitfalls of a digital age.

"Parents will get the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling text bullying, porn, sexting, online predators, gadget addiction and electronic gaming. Be aware of the scope and perils of the digital age, moving on past the negatives through to maximising the positives and putting safeguards in place."

If you would like to attend this event you can register on Sunday at the info counter or by emailing us at info@therock.org.nz

Cost: $15 Individual or $25 Couple