(Redeemed of Christ)
God has redeemed us in Christ to praise His name and to proclaim His glory to the world “You were redeemed…with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18a-19).
The ROC is the high school/junior high ministry of The Bible Church of Little Rock. We are passionate about knowing Christ, making Him known through the Gospel, and about glorifying God through our changed lives. Our purpose is to call students to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and to teach them and model for them how to live lives pleasing to God.
Sunday mornings are a time for students to worship the Lord through song and through the preaching of God’s Word. The focus on Sunday mornings is to teach students the most fundamental doctrines of the Bible so that they may understand God’s Word, apply it in their personal lives, and possess the ability to articulate a Christian worldview. Application and accountability are fostered through our small groups, which meet each Sunday after the teaching of God’s Word for discussion and prayer. We meet from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Our Wednesday night meeting takes place from 6:30-8:15 and is a time to deepen our relationship with God and with others. We believe that students need to hear and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on expository preaching, enthusiastic worship, and on encouraging each other through caring relationships. Our Wednesday night meetings also contain testimonies of God’s goodness in our lives, times of group prayer, and fun activities.
The ROC also offers a Scripture memory program that challenges students to commit God’s Word to memory and thus “hide” God’s Word in their hearts. We meet from 6:00 – 6:30 on Wednesdays.
We schedule special events and activities throughout the year in order to promote unity within our group and to provide our students with the opportunity to share Christ with their friends. We also plan events that give parents the opportunity to facilitate and deepen their relationship with their teenagers.
ROC retreats are a time to get away from our busy schedules and the many distractions in our lives and to focus on our relationship with God. We have seen God work in the hearts of students again and again on our retreats.
The ROC is devoted to sharing Christ not only in our local community, but around the world. Each summer, our students have the opportunity to share Christ with others either within the United States, Mexico, or internationally.
For more information about student ministries, please contact the Pastor of Student Ministries, Chris Bogstad.