Children's Ministries

Our strategy is to partner with families and parents to help their child discover and embrace a personal relationship with Jesus, both at The Rock and at home.

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Each weekend, K-5th graders are invited to participate in a safe, fun and purposeful time of worship and teaching to learn more about God. We are committed to helping your child grow in every aspect of their relationship with Jesus and knowledge of God’s Word. Our Kidz Rock Staff have a passion for serving in children’s ministry and have a deep desire to see children know, love and serve Jesus.

Our Sunday morning gathering begins at 10:45. Come check us out this week. You and Your Kidz will be glad you did.

WE MAKE WHAT WE DO EACH WEEK MATTER:

From the time a child is born until they graduate from high-school, they have aprox. 936 weeks. It seems like a lot, but it goes by fast. In fact, on any given year, to any given child, the Church only has about 40 weeks to teach children biblical principles that they can apply in their everyday lives. (That’s even taking into consideration vacations, holidays, and sick days each year.) We know that we have a short window of time, so we are intentional about the time we spend with the kidz at The Rock.

Studies prove that kids form their idea of who God is and choose whether or not they’ll have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade. Therefore our strategy is to partner with families and parents to help their child discover and embrace a personal relationship with Jesus, both at The Rock and at home.

Each weekend, K-5th graders are invited to participate in a safe, fun and purposeful time of worship and teaching to learn more about God.  We are committed to helping your child grow in every aspect of their relationship with Jesus and knowledge of God’s Word.  Our Kidz Rock Staff have a passion for serving in children’s ministry and have a deep desire to see children know, love and serve Jesus.
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Following that dinner The Rock Kids are committed to “hiding God’s Word in their hearts”  every week with AWANA Clubs.  Children will learn about the Bible through activities, games, large and small group adventures and missions opportunities, all while making friends and having fun!  AWANA meets every Wednesday night during the school year from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
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Puggles recognizes the learning ability of 2 and 3 year olds by introducing biblical percepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.  Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings.
In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities.  Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more.  Lessons teach abd reinforce four basic biblical precepts:
          God Made Everything
          Gad Saw That It Is Good
          God is Love
          Give Thanks
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week’s lesson help parents nurture their child’s faith at home.  Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path of living and following God for life.
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Cubbies recognizes the learning ability of 2 and 3 year olds by introducing biblical percepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.  Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings.
In Cubbies, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities.  Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more.  Lessons teach abd reinforce four basic biblical precepts:
          God Made Everything
          Gad Saw That It Is Good
          God is Love
          Give Thanks
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week’s lesson help parents nurture their child’s faith at home.  Participating in Cubbies will give your child a head start on the path of living and following God for life.
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AWANA Sparks’ handbook teach basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible.  A clear and consistent presentation fo the Gospel message is made each week.  The Bible is presented chronologically and detailed about Bible characters are told in captivating biographies.  Students earn jewels to place in their aviator wings as they complete the three handbooks: HangGlider, Wing Runner, and SkyStormer.  They will memorize 65 verses within three years.  Game Time offers team and individual competitions that are fast-paced and high-energy.  The kids love this Game Time.
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AWANA TNT is designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him.  The four handbooks are each built around eight different questions about God, the Bible, salvation and Christian Living.  Students memorize eight different Bible passages for each question.  At the end of the three-year program, students will have memorized 310 Bible verses to receive the cherished Timothy Award (2 Timothy 2:15).

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MAKE CONTACT WITH US

For more information about our Children's Ministry, you can follow us on the kidz rock facebook page or you can contact us at therockwinterhaven@gmail.com

Student Ministries

Our strategy is to partner with families and parents to help their teenagers discover and embrace a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord.

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Welcome to the Student Ministry page of our website! When you visit the Rock it will not take you long to realize that you want your teenager to get involved. We have a loving team of people who work hard to reach and teach students how to walk out their faith. Our Pastor, Mike Jarrett has spent the majority of his ministry loving on teenagers. Together we seek to catch the imagination of your students. Has your student been challenged to grow spiritually in a way that captures his/her heart for Christ? Is your family stronger because your teenager is growing in the Lord? Obviously there are no guarantees but we can say our goal is to come along side both students and parents and build strong bridges of love and respect. If you would like to talk please give us a call.

What are some of the things we do?

Our first goal is to be safe and the second is like it have fun. All the rest of our rules are built on these, see what I did there? If you are interested in your teenager getting involved please download and fill out the permission provided in the Solid Rock Student Ministry section.

  • FUSION: fusion is our weekly Youth Group meeting. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Dinner is also provided from 5:45-6:15.The cost of the meal is 1.50.
  • LifeCamp: summer youth camp, July
  • Lake Parties, at the Rock, The season begins with Spring Break and ends usually around October.
  • Camping in the Smokey’s alternates with roller coaster trip to King’s Island and Cedar point in Ohio. When we camp we will also go white water rafting.
  • Winter Retreat in Gatlinburg Tn., December
  • Spring Break camping at the Rock. This includes beach trips and tubing. Begins on Monday March 25th and ends Friday March 29th.
  • Rocktoberfest, end of October.
  • True Love Waits

How do we help Students with costs?

The rock is a loving congregation! Each year the Student ministry sponsors a number of fundraisers to assist families with the cost of the trips. The two most expensive activities are camp and the winter retreat. All the money the students earn goes towards those two events first. After a student has earned enough to pay for those trips he/she can begin using their earned money for other activities. While they may not earn all of their expenses, what they do earn goes a long way to helping the home budget.

Life Groups

Doing Life Together Daily!

Life Groups

We’re so glad you are here! Often churches have small groups as a part of their ministry and that is a good thing. However The Rock is seeking to build a church of small groups. This simply means that we believe that the small group ministry is the most strategic ministry in the body to meet the needs of those attending The rock. These groups are being developed to meet most days of the week. We are in the process of building a ministry that will love god, Love Others and Serve with Joy. We hope you will decide to attend a group that will be convenient and encourage you to grow in your walk with the Lord.

Groups Meeting

SUN @6:30 230 Street, Lake Alfred, Kevin & Danielle Wildhart
MON @6:30 2817 Tangelo St., Auburndale, Steve & Debbie Cronin
THUR @6:30 295 S. Glenn Avenue, Lake Alfred, Dale & Barb Ives
SAT @6:30 33A Lake Arrowhead, Winter Haven, Mike & Karen Jarrett

The Rock Men's Ministry

Our purpose is to define authentic manhood.

Our purpose is to help men experience a right relationship with God through the Savior Jesus Christ. We create an environment where men are challenged to live a holy life before their families and friends while providing an opportunity for fellowiship.

We provide for our families, fight for righteousness, build a strong band of brothers and are faithful to the word of God. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

In Proverbs 27:17 we are told, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”  Strong men build up other strong men.

Our Men’s Ministry meets the first Friday of each month at 6pm.  Come join up for food, fellowship and God’s Word.

Still have any questions?

You can reach us at The Rock at 863.295.5585