Our vision is to be a church that ultimately Receives, Equips, Impacts, and Sends. While this is a long term goal, we make strides everyday to put our vision into practice with the help of you, our congregation! Learn more about our vision by exploring the various elements below.
RockPointe Church exists “to love God with all that we are while making more and better followers of Christ.”
We want everything we do at RockPointe to be motivated by a thankful heart. Our love for God is simply a response to the amazing love He has poured out on our behalf (Romans 5:8). And we want to share that good news with everyone!
The following doctrinal statement represents the beliefs upon which RockPointe Church’s ministry is founded. It is intended to summarize, but not comprehensively review, the basic doctrinal beliefs of our fellowship. We hold the following statements true according to the Scriptures.
Statement of Faith
In March of 2001, Ron and Allison Holton began to pray and dream of planting a new church. At the time, Ron was serving as the singles minister at Prestonwood Church. From the beginning, they were encouraged to pray specifically about the newly developed Lantana area.
This was the start of an incredible journey of seeing the Lord direct, provide for, and clarify the vision of RockPointe Church. After meeting at several different locations throughout the years and even changing the church name, the story continues to unfold today in ways we could not have imagined.
In January 2013, the church broke ground on the new Worship Center and Pre-School space. We moved into that facility in March of 2014.
Why Is RockPointe An Elder Led Church?
The Greek word presbuteros, translated “elder” in English, is found 58 times (by far the most used term for church leaders) in the Greek New Testament.
The Judean Church possessed “elders” (Acts 11: 30).
- They were appointed by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 14:23).
- They were visited by Paul and Barnabas in Jerusalem (Acts 15:2).
- Peter appealed to the “elders” as a “fellow elder” (I Peter 5:1).
- They are entrusted with God’s work (Titus 1:5-7).
- They “direct the affairs of the church,” and some do the work of “preaching and teaching “(I Tim 5:17).
- The last two passages listed are the primary passages that indicate that the Pastor was also regarded as one of the “elders.”
- It is because of these Scriptures and many others that RockPointe believes that the governing leaders of the church should be elders.
Throughout Scripture the words “overseer and elder” are used interchangeably
(much like we use the terms “pastor and preacher”).
- Elders can be nominated by any covenant member who is currently serving in a ministry of RockPointe Church.
- All nominations must meet the standards listed for an elder in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1:6-9.
- An elder must have served in the church for a minimum of two years.
- An elder must be an active Covenant member of the church.
What Is Believer’s Baptism?
At RockPointe, we affirm that the Bible teaches that Believer’s Baptism is both a symbolic and vital step of obedience in professing our conversion and new life in Jesus Christ. We hold that Baptism, which is the ceremonial process of being dipped into water during a time of worship before the whole church body, is a beautiful sign and symbol of Christ’s own death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:4). When we are each baptized, symbolically we also are being “buried” into the water and then raised out of the water which symbolizes our “resurrection” to new life in Jesus Christ. We baptize individuals who can articulate their conversion experience.
Why Believer’s Baptism?
Importantly, we affirm the biblical teaching that only professed Believers, (i.e. those who are old enough to profess that they have had a conversion experience and have given their lives fully to Jesus Christ for salvation) – should be baptized. AFTER, we have received Christ as Savior, we are called to publicly identify with other Believers within the Church that Jesus has saved us (Luke 12:8). The symbolic act of baptism declares publicly that we desire to walk in obedience with Him (Matthew 28:19). Therefore, the act of Believer’s Baptism is commanded in Scripture for all believers, is a symbolic act for our spiritual resurrection and identification with Christ’s, and is a beautiful public profession that we stand with other Believers of all ages as born-again followers of Christ.
Why Should I Be Baptized?
Because of the Lord Jesus:
- Jesus was Baptized (Matthew 3:17), demonstrating His own obedience, humility, and the filling of the Holy Spirit. (At Jesus’ baptism, the Trinity was present and God publicly blessed His Son’s example – John 3:17)
- Jesus Commands that all Believers should be baptized (1John 2:3, Acts 2:38)
- Jesus authorized His apostles to Make disciples (Saved) & Baptize them: (Matthew 28:19-20)
The Importance And Meaning Of Baptism
- The Word “Baptize” means to dip, immerse, sink, or plunge.
- The ancient Greek Word “Baptize” cannot mean to pour-out/over or to sprinkle. The Bible nowhere uses pour/sprinkle as a mode of baptism.
- Baptize is always used in the New Testament as being “immersed” or dunked.
What Baptism Does NOT Mean
- Baptism does not (cannot) save you (Eph. 2:8-9)
- Baptism plays NO role in our salvation (Eph. 2:1)
- Baptism is not a ‘washing away’ of your sins (Heb. 9:22)
What Baptism DOES Mean
Baptism is a symbol of death/burial/resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:4;
- Baptism spiritually identifies us with Jesus in a like manner of His death and resurrection.
- Baptism is a public profession of Jesus as our Savior & Lord before the Church.
For more information on being baptized at RockPointe, email Virginia.
Lent is the 40-day season leading up to Easter, when Christians imitate Jesus’ withdrawal to the wilderness. Christ was deprived of food, water and the daily comforts of life. Yet during this time of testing, Jesus was able to find strength in His Father. (Matt 4:1-11) This year RockPointe will begin on Sunday, February 18, and end on Friday, March 30.
We fast, or give up something we enjoy-that consumes time or distracts us from God-in order to grow in our personal relationship with Christ. RockPointe encourages you to consider what you may fast from as a sacrifice to your flesh, in order to feed the spirit. Seek the Lord as to what you might give up in order to focus more time on Him in prayer, reading the Bible, devotion and/or serving/giving to a mission or charity.
This team is a group of people committed to praying over prayer requests submitted by the church body each week. Each person on the team receives a weekly email with a list of prayer requests to pray over. If you would like to be on the Prayer Team, please send an email to J’Lynn.
Our prayer room is the glass room with the curtain, located on the west side of the sanctuary, and provides a comfortable place for you to be with the Lord. Anytime the room is available, you are welcome to pray there.
Prayer Partners are called to come forward at the pastor’s direction during the conclusion of the service to receive and pray for those in the congregation who come for prayer support. If you would like to be a prayer partner, please contact Karen.
Submit Your Prayer Request
Please send us your request and it will be added to the weekly email that the church staff and prayer team pray over. The request will remain on the list for one month, but you can update it for a longer period of time.
Sr. Associate Pastor
Women's Ministry Director
Marriage Ministry Director
Student Ministry Pastor