We at The Rock Church are part of International Network of Churches, a missions & church-planting global movement of churches. The main objective of the movement has always been 'reaching our world for Christ.'
We are here to connect with the community, then connect the community to God through Jesus Christ. We are a strong & loving, family-centred church that welcomes all to our Sunday worship & social activities too. Our worship is contemporary & uplifting, and messages are relevent & Bible-based.
After serving for many years in various INC churches & wearing several hats, ( assistant Pastors, worship leader, toddler group leader, head of evangelism, youth leaders, trustee, events organisers etc ) & having a wealth of ministry training over the years, God called Pastors Pete & Brioney to pioneer a work in Bideford. The first 2 years were evangelism & outreach, with regular Saturday night meetings providing free meals, worship, preaching, prayer, healing & advice, and sign-posting the vulnerable to the relevent help. We also are connected to the local food bank, and have strong links to a local rehab.
The next step was the Coffee Bar so we could have a more solid & developing connection with the community, & a place for great drinks & food, but also prayer, teaching, advice & fellowship with believers & non-believers alike.
In 2014 it was time to begin Sunday meetings, & the coffee bar provided a perfect venue. Over the years we have seen many commit their lives to Jesus Christ, with many baptisms following. Our influence has proved to be wide, with holiday-makers visiting from all over the country, and the world. Many have been inspired to begin making their dreams a reality. We received an email from a couple who received prayer in the coffee bar, then went back and started an outreach to the homeless, and were presently looking after & ministering to 13 vulnerable people. We also heard that a man with Parkinsons Disease, who, after receiving prayer, made a full & miraculous recovery & was now back at work.
God has truly never ceased to amaze us. This vision, this work is His, and we consider it a privelege to be working alongside Him! If you would like to visit, you are very welcome. If you would like to join us in the work, you are very welcome too! We currently meet at the Rock Church Coffee Bar.
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