Our Mission

Knowing, Growing & Showing the Love of Christ.
As fully committed followers of Jesus Christ we give ourselves to a life of:

Knowing

God the Father more deeply as He reveals Himself through His Word, not just knowing about Him personally through His Son Jesus Christ

… our expectation is that every member will not just have head knowledge about God but will know God personally through an ever deepening relationship with Him. We must know God on His terms, as He reveals Himself to us through the community of believers, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and ultimately through God’s own Son—Jesus Christ.

We are created by God to have a personal relationship with Him. We come to know God and have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus, and seek to express our love to Him through worship—giving God our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection and through our witness as we seek to draw others into a living relationship with God. (John 14:6-7, Ephesians 1:17)

Growing

in Christ likeness through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to reflect the image of Christ and our personal relationship we have with the Father to the world around us

… our expectation is that those who are in an ever deepening relationship with God the Father will continually be transformed by that relationship through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit transforms us through our studying, applying, and obeying the teachings of the Bible, God’s Word.

This transformation will result in us growing to think and act like Jesus—Christlikeness. The more we deepen our relationship with God and are transformed into a sharper and clearer image of Christ by the Holy Spirit the more we reflect that image and relationship to the lost and hurting around us and the more we draw others into a relationship with God. (Acts 4:13; Romans 8:29-30; 1 Peter 2:2)

Showing

the love of Christ through intentional acts of service, kindness and ministries to the church and the un-churched alike.

…our expectation is for every member to be intentional in the way they live out the reality of their deepening relationship with God and growing transformation.

Everyone should have a ministry that serves those inside and outside the Church. Christ gives each person talents and abilities in order to build a team that will do the work of the ministry. We need to commit to using our time, treasures, and talents to be the body of Christ in our world. (Acts 1:8; Matthew 5:16, 28:19-20)

The Rock of the Bighorns exists to reach residents in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in order to bring truth to those who are seeking, provide opportunity to discover God’s purpose for life through Jesus Christ, and produce fully devoted followers of Christ. We are committed to strengthening families and marriages, providing supportive relationships, and equipping people to multiply Christ’s love throughout the world.

Statement of Faith

What we believe

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and in every age. 1 Cor. 2:13, 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:21

God created man in His own image, and man, as he was originally created, was innocent before God. But man chose to sin by disobeying God, and therefore was alienated from his Creator and came under divine condemnation. Thus all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life, and are totally incapable of pleasing God in and of themselves. Gen. 1:26; 2:17; 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3; 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:6; 5:40; 6:53; Rom. 3:10-19; 8:6,7; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:6; 1 John 3:8
Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness or religious beliefs, but by the undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation. John 1:12,13; 3:3-8,16; 5:24; Rom. 10:9,10; 8:16; Acts 16:31
All who are born again of the Spirit can be fully assured of eternal life from the very moment they put their faith in Christ. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but upon Christ’s complete payment for sins and upon the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who is the deposit guaranteeing their inheritance.
At physical death, the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his or her body to everlasting glory and blessing. At physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his or her body to everlasting suffering, judgment, and condemnation. Luke 24:36-43; John 20:20; Acts 2:32; 1 Cor. 15:23,42-45; Phil. 3:20,21

Jesus Christ has instructed those who believe in Him to be baptized in water as a symbol of their new birth in Christ. Baptism would be by immersion and is only for those who have personally believed in Christ. The Lord also instituted the Lords Supper as a remembrance of His suffering, death and resurrection. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper has any merit in helping a person obtain eternal life. Matt. 26:26-29; Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-34
All true believers make up the church worldwide and should assemble together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship and teaching to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry our the Great Commission that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20. Matt. 16:16-18; Rev. 1:5; Titus 3:5; Eph. 1:13,14; Titus 3:7,14; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:12
There is but one God, infinite in power and wisdom, justice, goodness and love, the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1,14, 10:30; Acts 5:3,4; 2 Cor. 13:14
God the Father, by His own choice and out of love for sinful men and women, sent Jesus Christ into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin. He is God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in him alone. He arose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily ascended into Heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own. He will return to earth personally, visibly and bodily to judge all men and establish His kingdom. Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; John 1:1,2,14,18; 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:9

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, seals them until the day of redemption and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God. John 16:7-11; 3:6; 14:17; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 12:13; Eph. 1:13; 4:30; 1 John 2:20-27; 1 Peter 1:1; Rom. 8:2,4,9,12,14

The Bible teaches the eternal security and glorification of the saved, and the eternal conscious punishment of the lost. John 5:24; 10:28,29; 13:1; 17:11; 14:16; Rom. 8:28-39; Heb. 7:25; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24; Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:42-48; Rev. 20:11-15

The Bible teaches that from creation there is a distinction between male and female; they are equal, but different. The bible makes it clear that the divine design for marriage is one man and one woman in an exclusive and permanent relationship. We believe the bible teaches that the only legitimate and accepted sexual relationship ordained by God is marriage between a man and a woman. Gen. 1:27-28; Gen. 2:18-25; Ex. 20:14; Matt. 19:3-12; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-20; Eph. 5:22-33; Heb. 13:4

The Bible teaches that there is a devil, a being who is “the prince of this world.” We believe that he has power but only so far as God allows him; that he shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and shall be tormented day and night forever. Job 1:6,7; Ezek. 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matt. 4:1-11; Eph. 2:2; John 12:31; 2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10

Loving God. Loving People.

Church Staff and Leaders

If you wish to reach any of The Rock Church leadership or staff members please contact our church office at 307.673.0939.
You can contact The Rock Church board members by clicking here.


Tri
Robinson

Associate Pastor

Currently
Vacant

Administrative Assistant


Pam
Keller

Children’s Church Director


Craig
Evans

Building and Grounds

Bobby
Price

Board President

Currently
Vacant

Board Vice President

Troy
Nissen

Board Secretary

Mitch
Reed

Board Member

John
Krezelok

Board Member

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