SOLID ROCK CHRISTIAN CENTER
“It's alright to talk about 'long white robes over yonder,' in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here. It's alright to talk about 'streets flowing with milk and honey,' but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's alright to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee. This is what we have to do.” —REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
The Missional Church
Solid Rock Christian Center is a living missional outreach.
Missional means to be like Christ and to be an ambassador
for Him. We strive to do that not just in church but
everywhere we go. Being missional involves breaking out of
our old mindset and ways of thinking and seeking to move
with God as He directs us. Instead of creating programs in
hope of attracting people to church (an attractional model),
we go where the people are (a missional model). Our goal is
to understand culturally their way of thinking so that we
can better relate the Gospel to them. Not " instant
evangelism" but genuine concern and friendship. Paul alludes
to this missional model when he states, "I have become all
things to all men that I might save some." (I Cor 9:22)
The world outside our window is the vineyard in which we, as believers in Christ, work. It's easier to care about people in the abstract, as a faceless crowd of unknowns we shout bible verses at, than it is to simply knock on your neighbor's door. God has called the Solid Rock Christian Center to promote social justice and peace, demonstrate compassion and eradicate poverty as tangible expressions of the Kingdom of God through the vehicle of community service and economic development. We subscribe to the idea that community development is a liberation process aimed at Economic Empowerment, Social Empowerment and Community Transformation.
“I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.” — Isaiah 45:13
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