national back to church sunday

September 17

Now, more than ever, people need Jesus and a caring community where they can belong, grow and flourish. 

This September, be a part of introducing our community to Jesus,  so they can experience His hope and reconnect with others.

It’s time to love again, serve again, and HOPE again. 

11:00 AM - Worship
After the service, everyone is invited to stay for a FREE 1st Annual Chili Cookoff.

The community is invited along with friends and family.

RBC is a church where you can grow in faith, friendship, and have an opportunity to serve. 

Consider RBC a family, and a place to call home.

RBC exists to teach God's Word and model Christ in our


Join Us for Back to church Sunday

September 17  |  11:00 AM - Worship

12:15 PM - Fall Festival & 1st Annual FREE Chili Cookoff

Take this opportunity to invite your friends, family & neighbors to church & then stay for our 1st Annual Chili Cookoff.

We have something for EVERYONE!

Chili Cook-Off Competition (Prizes) | Corn Hole Tournament | Tug O’ War | Pumpkin Bowling
Face Painting | Bounce House | Music | Fall Photo Backdrop
  • The community is welcome! Bring your appetites!

9/11/23 marks the 22nd  anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

We remember the sorrow of that day but also the dedication, commitment and strength of those who responded to the tragic events.

Rev. Billy Graham’s remarks given at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 14, 2001, 

brought hope and healing to a shocked nation. His words are still powerful and relevant more than 20 years later.

"Yes, our nation has been attacked, buildings destroyed, lives lost. But now we have a choice: whether to implode and disintegrate emotionally and spiritually as a people and a nation; or to choose to become stronger through all of this struggle, to rebuild on a solid foundation."

"We've seen so much that brings tears to our eyes and makes us all feel a sense of anger. 

But God can be trusted, even when life seems at its darkest." — Billy Graham (Sept. 14, 2001).

To read more of his speech go to

September 10

LifeGroup Ministry Fall Kick-Off

12:15 PM in the Carlson Family Center

Our desire is to help every possible member or attender become immersed in the Word of God, prayer and fellowship. We are learning verses together, sharing what God’s Word has spoken to us and working through the material. After the lesson, we pray together and share requests. While all of this sounds simple, it is also powerful. God is at work, and we are looking forward to what God wants to do.

If you are not part of a Life Group, but would like to be, or if you have questions about what a Life Group is, plan on joining us for this informational luncheon.  Current Life Group members are asked to bring a soup to share if you’re able.  Sandwiches,  beverages and desserts will be provided.

  • Check-out our Life Groups at RBC. Relationships, practical teaching, and fun are going to happen, but you need to take the first step.

  • If you haven’t become part of one of our new life groups, we encourage you to contact Tim Quinn []

  • Join us for lunch after our Sunday Service for information on Life Groups or just to hear what they’ve been up to!

NOTE : Current LifeGroups are asked to bring a soup to share and we will supply sandwiches and beverages.

Drum roll Please!

We are happy to announce that once again, Rockford Baptist Church raised the most money

for the Assure Women’s Center - Baby Bottle Blessings Annual Fundraiser!  

RBC was able to donate $2,849.92 through the baby bottle campaign.  

This is the 3rd year in a row that RBC has held this 1st place title.

What a great way to support Assure Women’s Center and all the good that they do!  

Assure Women’s Center continues to be a Christ-centered organization that offers support through education, 

resources and referrals to women faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

For more information on how you can help visit

Sunday July 30 | 6 - 7:15 pm

RBC will be hosting this family event. Praise music provided by the RBC worship team, so be sure to invite friends, family & neighbors. 

  • Enjoy FREE popcorn & sno-cones provided by the RBC Outreach Committee.

Praise-in-the-Park is a family event held on various Sundays (through August) at the Garden Club Park stage area; located in the City of Rockford on the east side of the Rogue River along side the White Pine Trail between Bridge & Courtland streets. 

The community is invited to come enjoy an evening of Christian praise music provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and just relax.

VBS Needs

Vacation Bible School is right around the corner!  Dates for this year are July 17 – July 21

VBS can make such a big difference in a child’s life and we’re very excited to be able to have this program at RBC.

Our VBS is not possible without volunteers like you! Please consider what areas you might be able to donate your time & skills. VBS at Rockford Baptist is for children K - 5th grade, with childcare available for volunteers only with children under the age of 4. If you are interested in helping, you can sign-up at or contact Amy Ginac

  • We are looking for a few donated items to help keep the costs down and will have a sign-up sheet in the church lobby.  We will also need to purchase several different snack items, so monetary donations are also very much appreciated.  Please note “VBS” on any donation you may want to make for this wonderful program. There will be a bin in the church lobby for non-perishable items.  Please put all perishable items in the refrigerator and mark it “VBS”.  All items need to be dropped off by July 2.
  • Food & Snack Items Needed

    We are looking for a few donated items to help keep the costs down and will have a sign-up sheet in the church lobby.  We will also need to purchase several different snack items, so monetary donations are also very much appreciated.  Please note “VBS” on any donation you may want to make for this wonderful program. There will be a bin in the church lobby for non-perishable items.  Please put all perishable items in the refrigerator and mark it “VBS”.  All items need to be dropped off by July 2. Thank you all so much for your help with VBS 2023!  

    • If you have any questions at all, please contact Bonita Cornelius at 616-915-3165 or contact the church office. 


    • 5 bags of ‘mini-twist” pretzels (16 ounce)

    • 16 canisters of Lemonade (19 oz) - Country Time or something similar.
    • 4 boxes of Rice Krispie cereal (16 ounce)
    • 6 bags of mini marshmallows (16 ounce)
    • 12 bags of round tortilla chips (13 ounce)
    • 1 jar of PACE mild salsa (64 ounce)
    • 23 packages of hot dogs (8 count)

Summer outdoor worship


Some chairs are available, but if you can, please bring your favorite camp chair or sit in your car. We invite you to stick around after the outdoor services for fellowship & freeze pops! 

KID'S CHURCH SUMMER MINISTRY Sundays through July 16, children ages 4 – completed 5th grade are invited to meet in The youth room (JAR) at 10:00 AM for bible teaching with Liz Adams, crafts, & activities.

Please note: 

Although we have given our tech team a break during this time, the morning service will be live on our church Facebook page.

Starting Sunday, July 23 we will be back inside the church for worship beginning at 11:00 AM.

In the event of rain or severe weather our service will be held indoors at 10:00 AM. 

GALATIANS 5:13 (nlt)

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

JULY 4 - Let’s celebrate the day that gave us the freedom of thought, actions, faith and speech. Take time to thank God for such a precious gift. May this Day of Freedom be filled with family, friends and celebration! 


worship under the tent

Starting June 18 | 10:00 AM (note time change)

Join us this summer as we bring back outdoor worship under the tent. Seating available under the tent or if you prefer, bring a lawn chair and sit beside/or in your car. 

  • Please note… there will be NO Sunday School or Adult ABF classes, live stream, or recorded service while in the tent.

A time to remember

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings

and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom. ... 

We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for the Unites States of America. 

May their courage and dedication will never be forgotten.


May 7  |  11:00 AM  |  Pastor Justin Rowland

David series resumes


Easter Sunday

April 9 

FREE Easter Breakfast |  Serving 9:30 - 10:45 AM in the Carlson Family Center

Worship |  11:00 AM | Pastor Justin Rowland

"The Beautiful Resurrection"  1 Corinthians 15


Have you ever had questions about the resurrection, whether or not it is true? We should all want it to be true.  

1 Corinthians 15, we see that this incredible news is in fact true! 

Jesus has entered into our greatest fear—death—and has defeated and overturned it forever. 

And because He lives, everything has changed.  Come join us as we celebrate the Beautiful Resurrection.    

Palm Sunday worship

April 2  |  11:00 AM  |  Pastor Tim Quinn

"The Alabaster Box"  John 12:1-8

Have you ever wondered how to attend to all of the competing forces around you that demand your time, attention and devotion? In this week's sermon, we watch the simple act of devotion by Mary, a disciple of Jesus. In contrast, we also watch a deceiver who, while pretending to also be devoted to Christ, is only in close proximity to Jesus for what he can get out of the relationship. Join us as we learn from Mary in her simple life of devotion. 

Family event

Sledding at Wabasis Hill

Sunday, February 26  |  1 - 3:00 PM

Open to everyone and no cost.  We will be tailgating!  Hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, and FUN!  Don’t feel like getting snow down your back? Bundle up and bring a chair, you can sit at the top and watch the kids squeal with delight. 

  • Of course this is 100% dependent on snow, but we DO have a back-up plan! No snow – Stick around after the Sunday Service.  We will meet in the Carlson Family Center and eat those hot dogs and chips!  We will turn it in to game time and fellowship! Lots of fun either way. 

It's Time to Spring Ahead

Sunday March 12  | 2:00 AM

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night (March 11). Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, but your microwave and other clocks won't. And while you will get one hour less of sleep on Saturday night, you won’t be late for church on Sunday and you will also enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings!

Sweetheart Dinner

Saturday, February 11 | 6:00 PM | RBC Carlson Family Center

Grab your sweetheart, neighbor, or anyone you just like to spend time with.

  • You can dress-up or come as you are!  (We will have a photo-booth set up!)
  • Dinner will be served and with some fun prizes to win. 
  • NOTE: This is primarily for adults as younger children may not enjoy this. Older kids might if you can convince them to come. 
  • There’s a suggested donation of $20 for two, but if you don’t have it, come anyway! 
  • Get your picture taken.  Win a prize.  Just relax and enjoy the evening. 


ATTENTION:  All Wednesday Night activities are cancelled due to the weather. This includes Prayer Group, RBCKids, Pinewood Derby, and Wednesday Night Dinner.


Our Pinewood Derby will be rescheduled for the following week, Wednesday, March 1.


Stay safe everyone!  

  • Sunday school from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, coffee fellowship time 10:30 - 11 AM, with our morning service at 11:00 AM with livestreaming of the service available on Facebook Live and on the RBC YouTube channel. 

    • You can give your tithe and offerings in person or click DONATE for online or mail in instructions.
    • If you have questions or concerns please contact the church office.
    • If you visit us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

Sancity of life Sunday

January 22

We are excited to have Teresa Hathaway, Executive Director of ASSURE WOMEN'S CENTER (formerly Alpha Family Center) with us during the 11:00 AM worship service. She will share briefly  the Center's ministry and what they offer  to women & families in this area.

Teresa began volunteering at Assure Women's Center in 2002 as a client advocate and later became a support study facilitator. She became LifeWalk Coordinator in February 2015 and beginning in July took over as the Executive Director. 

  • Assure Women's Center is an RBC supported mission organization. In October of 2021 they became a medical center and provide no cost limited obstetrics ultrasounds. For information about their organization click HERE


Christmas Series - The Light Has Come

"CONFIDENCE FOR 2023"  Philippians 1:6 

SUNDAY  JANUARY 1, 2023  |  11:00 AM

Pastor Tim Quinn

January 1, 2023

“The most important resolution you can make as another year approaches is this: to open your heart and life to Jesus Christ, and commit your life to Him. Don’t waste your time on resolutions that don’t ultimately matter; resolve instead to live for Christ.”

- Billy Graham

December 25

Christmas Day Celebration

11:00 AM

Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

  • To give families the opportunity to spend Christmas morning together there will be NO 9:30 AM Sunday school/ABF classes or nursery provided.
  • Coffee fellowship provided from 10:30 - 11 AM in the CFC.

Christmas giving tree

For the next couple of weeks we  will be collecting NEW hats, mittens, & scarves at the church for those who are in need.

Items can be placed on the giving tree in the RBC family center.

December 18

Christmas Candlelight Celebration

6:00 PM @ RBC

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Bring the whole family & invite a friend. This is a very special service you won’t want to miss!

  • A cookie fellowship time will follow the service. 

Youth director Position available

Rockford Baptist Church is currently seeking a part-time youth director. 

The Youth Director part time position (10-20 hours a week) exists to develop, implement, coordinate, and administer ministries and programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of school aged children and youth within Rockford

Baptist Church and the community and help establish and support their Christian worldview development.

For details click HERE

If you have questions or are interested in this position, please contact

Pastor Justin Rowland

December 12

6:30 PM at the church

Ladies bring your daughters & friends! This will be a great night to sample some goodies & bring a dozen new cookies home.

  • To participate, bring a dozen cookies to exchange

December 11

Children's Christmas Musical

9:30 - 10:30 AM  |  Rockford Baptist

Once again it’s that time of year, when aspiring young vocal groups nationwide make their way to JINGLE BELL BEACH for the famous Jingle Sing competition. The final contestants for this year’s competition are: The Snowflakes, the Starfish and the Electrons. When a storm ruins the contestants’ plans for getting home in time for Christmas, it becomes clear that one contestant is struggling to understand the true meaning of Christmas. As the others share the story of Jesus, the spirit of the competition quickly transforms into the wonderful spirit of Christmas!

  • Parents, please have your child to the church no later than 8:45 AM.
  • Due to this special event there will be NO children, youth, or adult Sunday School.

December 10

Christmas Lite Show

DECEMBER 10  |  6 - 9:00 PM  |  LMCU Ball Park (home of the White Caps)

Enjoy nearly two miles of Christmas magic with over a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels.

  • Plan to meet at the church.
  • We will go together in bus (or van) and then head back to the church for games, hot chocolate and cookies.
We will also be wrapping presents for a “canned yam” donation!  Baxter Community Center, a Grand Rapids non-profit where one of our church members is employed, provides Holiday Baskets to neighbors free of charge. These baskets contain the ingredients for a holiday meal for families to enjoy, but they are very short on canned yams.  Please bring a donation of canned yams with you on Saturday evening,  along with your presents that need wrapped, and we will wrap your gifts! So bring your canned yams and enjoy a hot chocolate and cookie while someone else wraps your gifts! 

Let's not forget

So many Americans gave their life at Pearl Harbor, in the beginning salvo of WWll. 

God bless them and those that followed to give us freedom.  

Each year on December 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.

On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 


Rockford Area Ministerial Association Christmas Luncheon

12:00 PM  |  Rockford Baptist Church

RBC will again host the Rockford Area Ministerial Association (RAMA) for the annual Christmas luncheon.

December 3

9:00 AM

It's that time of year when we start decoration our homes for Christmas. Let's not forgot about decorating the church as well.

  • Come join us for this wonderful time of year!

Celebration of Life

Tuesday November 29 |  11:00 AM

Rockford Baptist Church

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Jolene Dahlstrom will be held at the church with Pastor Justin Rowland officiating.

A luncheon immediately following. 

November 20

Thanksgiving Praise & Pie

6:00 pm at the church

A special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings.

  • Join us for a "Pie Fellowship" following the service. 

november 19

EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY  | 6 - 9:00 PM at the church

This will be a fun-filled night for the whole family, so be sure to invite your friends.

There will be BRAIN TEASERS for adults and MINUTE TO WIN IT challenges for the younger crowd.

Contact Betsy Sanderson with questions.

Special evening service |  11/20 | 6:00 PM

Praise & Pie

A special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings, then join us for "PIE"  following the service. 

November 13

12:15 PM at the church

RBC teens will be serving up a delicious lunch. Everyone is invited.

A great way to enjoy a lunch prepared for you, plus help out our youth group.

  • All proceeds will go toward offsetting the cost of their winter retreat at SpringHill Camp.

Morning worship

Missionary Christmas

Sunday November 6  |  During the 11:00 AM worship service

Kevin Grifhorst executive director of Pine Ridge Bible Camp will be bringing the message, & share briefly the ministry at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. 

  • Pine Ridge Bible Camp is an RBC supported mission ministry.
  • Kevin will also be sharing additional information during the 9:30 - 10:30 AM Adult Bible Fellowship time.

It is our custom to take a yearly Christmas offering to be distributed among all our supported missionaries & mission organizations, 

October 31

5:30 -7:30 PM

Trunk-or-Treat Community Event

Come out & enjoy TRUNK-OR-TREAT, an event to serve our community & provide a safe evening of Halloween fun for kids & families! 

  • Bring your children & invite your friends

Our front drive will be full of delightfully decorated cars with lots of goodies in their trunks. Kids & parents are invited to make their way around our TRUNK-or-TREAT ZONE for free candy, hot chocolate, & popcorn.

All Church Outing

A special "ALL CHURCH OUTING" is being planned by Outreach & Women’s Ministries.

Saturday October 22 | 11:00 AM | Schwallier’s Orchard 

(1185 9 Mile NW, Sparta)

Come and join us for free donuts and cider and then spend some time exploring the apple orchards, petting a goat or two, or try to find your way out of the corn maze!  

  • 2 picnic tables have been reserved so that we can enjoy free cider & donuts.  

  • Bring extra money for the corn maze & to buy any other treats.

  • To help us plan, please sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby.

  • For more information on Schwallier's Orchard follow this link

Questions, see Denise Danigelis or Betsy Sanderson.

October 4  |  12: 00 PM


For all senior adults 60 +.

Join us for fun-fellowship-food!

Lunch is on your own.

Questions, see Dale or Marlene Heminger.

Ladies lunch out

Sunday, September 25 | following the morning service

Rio Grande Steakhouse (5501 Northland Dr)

Lunch is on your own.

  • NOTE: the restaurant will automatically be adding 18% to each bill to cover the gratuity (tip).
  • Questions contact Denise Danigelis or Betsy Sanderson.

Bible Study Fellowship

Meeting every Thursday beginning 9/15 | 9:10 AM at RBC

We are excited to again host the Bible Study Fellowship Bible Study for women, and it's absolutely FREE, but registration is required. [ click HERE for the link]

We believe people discover their true purpose and identity by knowing God through His Word. That is why BSF offers free, in-depth Bible studies in community for people of all ages around the world.

  • Women today face a multitude of challenges, like struggles with insecurity, broken relationships, guilt, overwork or loneliness. Countless women have found peace, comfort, hope, security and answers to life's big questions by exploring God's Word. As a group member, you will personally study Scripture and answer questions each day. Once a week, you will meet for a small-group discussion of the lesson, hear from a teaching leader how the truths of Scripture can be applied to daily life and receive comprehensive notes on the Scripture passages you studied.

Ladies with preschool children are not left out. A preschool program for children ages 0-6 is available.

  • BSF's Preschool Program gives children a biblical foundation upon which to build a love for God and spiritual matters. Loving, well-trained and committed leaders teach little ones about God and the Bible in age-appropriate ways. The leaders pray for the children and encourage them to continue learning with their registered adult throughout the week. (The preschoolers' curriculum is based on the lessons the adults’ study to help foster spiritual conversations at home.) The children also learn other important life skills, such as how to obey instructions, cooperate, sit and listen — all taught in an atmosphere of love.

This year's study is People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided

  • Good and evil kings. Passionate prophets. Prophecies that shape our modern age.

  • The Old Testament is full of theologically rich books that both recount and shape history. They also set the stage for the long-awaited Messiah, containing more than 300 prophecies covering His birth, life, death, and resurrection.

  • People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided will unpack a fascinating period in Israel’s history across 15 books, from its split into two nations, through dozens of kings and prophets and ultimately to the heartbreaking exile into Babylon.

Welcome Back!

September 14

We are excited to get back to our regular Wednesday programs.

4:30  5:30 PM      Adult Bible Study/Prayer Group

5:30 – 6:15 PM      Wednesday Dinners

  • Don’t feel like preparing a meal after a long day? Then come dine with us.
  • Suggested donation is $3 per person or a max of $10 per family. However you are invited to share the meal whether you can pay or not.

6:30  8 PM           RBC kids (grades K-5)

                                Friendship Club (special needs adults)

You are invited

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7  |  6:30 - 8 PM  | Rockford Baptist Church

Family Fun Night is to kick-off RBC kids and friendship club which begins September 14.
Bring your family and enjoy a night of FREE food and fun activities.

Parents: If you did not preregister your children you can download the registration form below.

September  18

National Back to Church Sunday & Picnic

September is when school starts and when most people think about going back to church or trying a church. 

Take this opportunity to invite your friends, family & neighbors to church & then stay to the picnic.

  • 11:00 AM - Worship
  • 12:00 PM - FREE picnic at the church.
  • Bring you appetites!

Rise & Shine!

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

Join us as we kick-off our monthly Men’s Breakfast.

Saturday September 10  |   8 AM at New Beginnings Restaurant

  • This is a great opportunity to invite a friend.
  • Breakfast on your own.

Questions, see Dale Heminger.

September 7

Family Fun Night

Wednesday September 7 | 6:30 - 8 PM at the church

This is a kick-off to our regular RBC kids program and friendship club which begins September 14.

Bring your family and enjoy a night of food and fun activities.

Parents: please help us by registering K-6th grade children. 

  • Click  HERE for a registration form.

Special service/Baptism


Sunday August 21  |   11:00 AM  |   Pine Ridge Bible Camp   VerLee Retreat Center

Message: Pastor Justin Rowland  |  Baptism: What's the Big Deal? Acts 2:22-41

Come join us this Sunday at Pine Ridge Bible Camp as we dive into the book of Acts and see the importance of baptism in the early church.  After worship and the message we will head down to the lake and celebrate a time of baptism together.  

We would love to see you there for this special and joyous occasion. A free lunch will be provided!   


Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

You are welcome to spend the afternoon swimming or enjoying the camp grounds, however we ask that you please respect the privacy of other people or groups who may also be there. 

NOTE: there will be NO service held at RBC that day.

Ladies Weekend getaway

AUGUST 5 - 7  |  SANDERSON'S CABIN, near Ludington

Attention ladies, you are invited to a weekend getaway to relax by a campfire, hike some trails, go swimming, or just enjoy the beauty that God has blessed us with.  Take a deep breath and re-charge. 

  • Come for the entire weekend, just overnight, or even for the day. 
  • There is sleeping for 16, but fair warning, it’s a small and cozy cabin!  You don’t need to bring bedding unless you have a favorite pillow you can’t sleep without.  If that doesn’t work for you, you’re welcome to bring a camper or tent and there’s even a small mom & pop hotel within walking distance. 
  •  There is no charge for this wonderful and relaxing getaway and there’s car-pooling so you don’t even have to drive if you don’t want to! 

  • Contact Betsy Sanderson for more information or to let her know you’re coming!

Middle School

Weekend retreat

August 5 - 7

We will be staying at the Conner’s Cottage at Silver Lake.

  • Cost is $10 (includes lodging and all meals). 
  • Bring: Sleeping bag & pillow; towel & washcloth; toiletries; clothing; swimsuit; & Bible. Also money for ice cream on Sunday.

Questions, contact the church office.

join us FOR worship

Sunday morning worship is in person, or livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

July 31  |  11:00 AM

Guest speaker, Pastor Doug Bytwerk

Colossians  1:27  “Prepositions are Everything” 

  • Retired Pastor and currently the Executive Director of  the Spanish American Mission headquartered in Spring Lake MI.

Special RBC Info Meeting

A question and answer meeting takes place on Sunday, July 24, in the Carlson Family Center immediately following the 11:00 morning service

The deacons will discuss the proposal submitted by the Outreach Committee to purchase $17,800 worth of playground equipment for the church grounds.

  • A special business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 31, for a congregational vote on this motion.

If you’d like more information on the proposed playground prior to the meeting, please see Betsy Sanderson or Erica  Armstrong.


We are a church where you can grow in faith, friendship, and have an opportunity to serve. Consider RBC a family, and a place to call home.

RBC exists to teach God's Word and model Christ in our


Start of Summer  Potluck Supper

Wednesday June 8  |  6:00 PM  |  RBC Family Center

RBC is privileged to host the annual Rockford Start of Summer Carnival workers. We encourage you to come & mingle with our guests.

  • Sign-up on the bulletin board in the lobby. We need to know if your family will attend or if you can provide food, as we serve LOTS of HUNGRY WORKERS & guests.
  • Beverage & table service will be provided.

NOTE:   Please have food to the church by 5:00 PM.

  • Questions see Amy Ginac or Betsy Sanderson.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Sunday June 5  |  during the 11 AM worship service

Join us in celebration of our 2022 High School graduating seniors.

  • This is a special time to acknowledge our seniors, their accomplishment,  and a time to commit them to the Lord as they head for work or college. 

On this Memorial Day let us honor and remember all the servicemen and women who are serving or have served; 

especially those who have  sacrificed  their lives for our freedom.

No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 CSB

Bridal Shower

For Sara Bergeron and Keenan Eadelman

Sunday May 22  |  2:00 PM  |  Carlson Family Center

  • All ladies are invited to shar in the celebration.

Questions, contact Rhonda Erbes.

ladies Day Trip to Shipshewana

Wednesday May 25  |  8:00 AM leaving RBC

Ladies, grab your friends for a fun filled day in Amish Country at Shipshewana’s famous Flea Market!

It’s an open-air market with hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes and Amish food. From there we will travel to the Essenhaus for an early supper before heading home.

  • Bring money for meals and shopping. Sign-up on the bulletin board in the lobby.
  • We will carpool unless someone is interested in driving the church van.
  • Questions, contact Denise Danigelis.

RBC Spring Cleanup

Saturday May 21  |  12 NOON  |  RBC

Come help at our Church Grounds Cleanup Day. We will be focusing on weeding, landscaping & general spring clean-up. Many hands make light work!

  • Bring your gloves and favorite yard tools and join us in making the outside of our church match our welcoming spirits!
  • Lunch will be provided by one of our LifeGroups,
  • Don’t worry about getting a sitter, we’ll have a place set up for the kids to play.

Contact Erica Armstrong or Kathy Winn with questions.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. Ecclesiastes 4:9

Membership Class

Saturday May 21 | 8:00 AM - NOON

If you are interested in what RBC is all about, considering church membership,  or following the Lord in believer’s baptism, then come and join us.

  • For questions or more information, please contact the church office.

Fundraiser for women's fall retreat

MAY 15  |  12:15 PM

This is a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the women's fall retreat; and you get lunch!
The cost for each lady to attend is $155 for 2 nights lodging, meals, & most activities.

  • GF & Keto Options available.

  • Everyone is welcome so please plan on joining us and bring your appetites!

Following lunch is the semi-annual business meeting for all RBC voting members.

Sunday May 8

Join us in a special tribute to mothers

and to celebrate the dedication of  infant /children to the Lord.

During the 11:00 AM worship service.

Tribute to mothers

Infant/Child Dedication

Sunday May 8  |  during the 11:00 AM worship service

Senior Adults 60+

Our 60 North group is planning an outing to see the Easter play at Magnify Church in Rockford.

SATURDAY APRIL 16  |  1:30  PM

  • The play “PERILOUS” focuses on the life, death, & resurrection of Jesus through an intriguing, action-packed true story of Amy Carmichael who went undercover to rescue many from abuse in India during the 20th century.
  • Tickets are $10 (check for availability).
  • Questions, contact Dale or Marlene Heminger.

Teen Fundraiser Lunch


Our 11th & 12th grade students are planning a lasagna luncheon for their Spring trip.

  • This is SUCH a great way to help the kids raise money to offset the costs of the trip; and you get lunch!
  • GF & Keto Options available.
  • Please plan on joining us and bring your appetites!



6:30 PM @ rbc

Family fun for all ages. There will be karaoke and games. Everyone is welcome!

  • Bring your favorite game.
  • A snack to share.
  • Your family, friends, and neighbors.

Questions, see Betsy Sanderson.


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS on Sunday, November 7 @ 2:00 AM

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. 

Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, 

but your microwave and other clocks won't.

The good news is you will get one hour more of sleep on Saturday night. 

June through August

Summer Reading Challenge

The Media Center is excited to announce a summer reading challenge. 

  • The challenge will be adults & high school vs kids (0-8th grade)
  • There will be monthly drawings for adults & kids (every time you check out at the library, enter your name to win)
  • Items MUST be checked out from the church Media Center to count
  • Tally your completed books, DVDs or cds on the Media Center doors
  • The winning team will get to "PIE THE PASTOR" (Pastor Jake for the kids, Pastor Justin for the adults)

August 28

Guest Speaker - Dr. Peter Osborn

Dr. Osborn will be speaking in the 11:00 morning worship service.

  • He is responsible for teaching core classes at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also serves on the Educational Technology Committee and on the Assessment and Planning Committee, is teaching online courses, and serves as an academic and program adviser for students. Dr. Osborn and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1992 and have four children: Zach, Saywer, Jake, and Issi. His bobbies include reading, coaching soccer, mountain biking and technology.

Worship Team

Fall Kick-Off/Pizza Lunch


Tim Quinn, Director of Worship & Small Groups has put together a pizza lunch for ALL CURRENT & ANYONE INTERESTED in being a part of the worship team ministry. Your family is also invited! If you sing, play an instrument, or are willing to be trained to run audio & video equipment, this meeting is for you. Tim will go over information & a plan for moving forward. He is excited about working with all of you & is appreciative of your talents & selfless service to the Lord.

If you are coming, or can provide a salad or dessert, please sign-up on the bulletin board in the church lobby or email Tim.

July 17

Guest Speaker - Dr. Michael Whittmer

Dr. Whittmer will be speaking in the 11:00 am worship service.

Dr. Wittmer teaches various courses, including Graduate Research Methods, Christian Worldview, Medieval Theology and Systematic Theology at Cornerstone University.

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Guest Speaker - Dr. Peter Osborn

Dr. Osborn will be speaking in the 11:00 morning worship service.

He is responsible for teaching core classes at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also serves on the Educational Technology Committee and on the Assessment and Planning Committee, is teaching online courses, and serves as an academic and program adviser for students. Dr. Osborn and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1992 and have four children: Zach, Saywer, Jake, and Issi. His bobbies include reading, coaching soccer, mountain biking and technology.

Music Coordinator Position

If you are passionate about MUSIC & WORSHIP? 

We have a great opportunity for you. 

RBC is looking to fill our Music Coordinator position. 

This is a paid, part-time position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Are You Passionate about Music & Worship?

RBC is looking to fill our Music Coordinator position. This is a paid, part-time position of approximately 10 hours per week.



9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Join us as we welcome Dave & Diane Ford, RBC supported missionaries serving in Thailand with ABWE/GAP as CLAY Center Directors. Dave will be sharing both in the 9:30 AM Sunday School hour and 11:00 AM service with a message from God's Word along with giving us an update their ministry.

  • On Missionary Christmas is our custom to take a yearly Christmas offering for all of our supported missionaries during morning worship. These monies are divided and distributed in time for Christmas. 


Pure Living in a Porn-filled World

The conference speaker will be Bob Reehm, author of “The War Within, Gaining Victory in the Battle for Sexual Purity” and "Every Man a Pure Warrior"


The tools presented can be used not only in sexual purity, 

but with substance abuse (drug or alcohol), physical, mental, or psychological abuse, vaping, anger, or anorexia, etc.

CLICK HERE for a poster with information and bio of Bob Reehm.

CLICK HERE for a promo video.

•Reservations needed

Register online by clicking on the link below:



Contact Tony Laughter


Cover Charge    Meals


  • Breakfast: Bagels, Cream Cheese, Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, Apple Juice
  • Lunch: Sandwich, Chips, Cookie, Drink


Rockford Baptist Church

221 Courtland Street

Rockford, MI 49531

  • The church is located on the corner of Fremont and Courtland Streets in downtown Rockford [ Click HERE for a Google map]


Friday, October 8  | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

  • Testimony
  • Breadth and Danger of Porn

Saturday, October 9 | 8:45 AM-3:00 PM
  • Call to Holiness Theology of Sex How to Put on Jesus Spiritual Weapons
  • Navigating the Porn-Filled World Wounding & Life Patterns
  • Recognizing & Overcoming Demonic Attack Need For Buddies
  • Need For Confession

Every Wednesday  beginning September 15 though March 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM

For all kids grades

We’ll be spending time hearing from God’s Word, applying it to our lives, and hiding it in our hearts… and games too, of course!

We hope to have you join us each week!

  • Cost is $20 for the year which includes books, materials, and a t-shirt (no weekly dues required).
  • Click HERE for a registration form and email to Amy Ginac [ ] .




It is our desire to continue providing several options for Sunday worship. 

We understand some people may not be ready to return to in-person worship, so you have the option to continue parking lot worship outside, or at home. 

Let’s stay positive and encourage one another whatever their decision may be.

The worship service is live streamed on

In the parking lot tune into 89.1 FM radio.

Services are also recorded and available on YouTube.

Health Ministry



The health and wellness ministry is  open to any ideas

you would like to share with the committee. 

  • The committee also provides free blood pressure checks.

SUNDAY worship

Sunday school from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, coffee fellowship time 10:30 - 11 AM, with our morning service at 11:00 AM with livestreaming of the service available. 

  • You can give your tithe and offerings in person or click DONATE for online or mail in instructions.
  • If you have questions or concerns please contact the church office.
  • If you visit us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

Sunday Series

Pastor Justin Rowland

This incredible journey through Mark, emphasizes the actions of Jesus, His works, in providing an incredible example of His life for us.  We want to see our Savior, we want to walk with Him, we want to become a disciple so that we might learn His ways.

VBS 2021 "Rocky Railway"

JULY 12 - 16 | 9 - NOON

FREE to all kids who have completed pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • There is NO COST to attend.
  • Registrations are currently CLOSED as we have hit our limit of 100 kids. 
  • If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact  AMY GINAC VBS Director.

Rocky Railway VBS will give kids opportunity to discover through life’s ups and downs that Jesus’ power pulls us through.

  • Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, engage in fun snack-eating experiences, take part in one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust Jesus, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Rock Wrap-Up that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
  • Questions contact...

    Amy Ginac, Director


VBS Parent Information

Children's ministries

Our children's programs provides opportunities for children to learn about God through Sunday morning and Wednesday night activities, and special events. 

We also offer exceptional childcare for infants and toddlers during our Sunday morning services.

Check back as we add and update the children's ministries.

Come Join us

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for a hour of praise

singing led by Tim Quinn and the RBC praise team.

  • Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or sit in your car.
  • Help yourself to FREE Popcorn, sno-cones, and beverages.
  • Outdoor games available.



  • During the 11:00 AM Worship Service
  • As part of our service it is our privilege to honor our high school seniors and their accomplishments; along with committing them to the Lord as they head out for work or college.

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Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings

and remember those who serve

to protect our country and our freedom. ... 

We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice

of those who died for the Unites States of America. 

May their courage and dedication will never be forgotten.


Pat Adams

Pat, and wife Kathy, began attending RBC in 1975. Pat has served on the RBC Elder and Deacon boards, before joining the the staff in 2001. Pat takes joy in keeping the church building tidy and jokingly refers to himself as the "Minister of Cleanliness".


If you are looking for a place to WORSHIP, a place to FELLOWSHIP, or a place to SERVE, 

we invite you to join with us at Rockford Baptist Church.

Outdoor Worship Service | Sundays through August | 10:00 AM


Through this series called "WAITING" I would encourage us as believers to reject how society has conditioned us to view waiting—especially when it comes to knowing God.  Over the next several months we will be studying characters in the Bible who waited well and some that waited not so well.  Your time doesn’t have to become passive, purposeless, or tedious when God seems to be absent or moving slowly.  Instead, discover how waiting is actually integral to God’s plans of life and salvation.  When we gain this perspective, these seemingly dry times of waiting can be opportunities to strengthen our hope in God and see that He is always faithful.  

Click HERE for what I can expect. 

If you visited with us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

At Rockford Baptist Church our mission is to teach God's Word and model Christ in our



If inclement weather causes our outdoor worship services to be canceled, 

we will post it here around 8:00 AM.

The message will still be recorded and available online.

Important announcement for july services


We are planning on having our 11:00 AM worship on Sunday, 

but NO 9:30 AM Sunday School.

If things drastically change we will update this posting.

We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. In circumstances like this we need to operate with faith and wisdom. We are praying that God will heal all of those who are sick and bring a quick end to the virus.

As a church we are unlike school or work; it is not mandatory to attend, so we will let you decide on whether it is best for you to join us. if you are unable to attend, we will be live streaming our 11:00 AM message on our Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook the message will also be uploaded to YouTube. 

The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in many of our workplaces, schools, and day to day activities, but we remain certain in God’s steadfast presence. Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2

Sermon Series

Pastor Justin Rowland

Though March 15

  • As we conclude this series in the book of Jonah we have seen that this book was much more than just a colorful story about a man being swallowed by a big fish; it was a tale of God’s redemption in a lost world. Through Jonah’s bizarre journey, we have seen the incredible mission of God and how it has encouraged us to follow Him wherever he sends us today! 



6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bible Study / Prayer Group

RBCY Student Ministries

6:00 - 9:00 PM

  • RBC Kids and Friendship Club will resume in September

VBS 2019

FREE for all kids K through 5th grade

To Mars and Beyond” is a fun and far out theme made for outer space travelers from K - 5th grade. Kids are encouraged to “Go Beyond” with each day’s Bible content highlighting true stories of God’s power! 

  • Day 1kids will see God’s power displayed in the faith of Daniel as he trusts God in the face of the lions. 
  • Day 2, tells the story of Queen Esther as she sees God’s power through the boldness he gives her. Then, kindness is the key as kids see God’s power through the eyes of the Good Samaritan.
  • Day 3,  Jesus heals 10 lepers.
  • Day 4, reveals the power of thankfulness. 
  • Day 5, kids will see how Jesus filled His disciples with hope when he met them on the road to Emmaus.

Walk in registrations taken the week of VBS.

To download the songs we have been singing all week click HERE

Christmas musical - Candy Cane Lane

December 19  |  9:30 - 10:30 AM @ RBC

Invite your family and friends to this delightfully sweet Christmas musical teaches that God alone can satisfy His children.

  • NOTE: This will take the place of regular Sunday school and ABF classes.

Sunday Easter series

In this Easter Series “IN MY PLACE,” we will look at the events leading up to the crucifixion and see, how through these events, God was doing an examination of the human soul.  

The stories of the arrest and trial of Jesus are told in such a way that we can see that the human race is really the one on trial.  We should see ourselves in these stories and learn why Jesus came and had to do what He did.  

It's time to "spring Ahead"

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, but your microwave and other clocks won't. And while you will get one hour less of sleep on Saturday night, you won’t be late for church on Sunday and you will also enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings!

Wednesday Family Night Activities cancelled


Due to the severe winter storm warning & state of emergency for Michigan, we will be cancelling Wednesday night family activities for January 30. That includes prayer group, RBCKids, RBCYouth, Friendship Club, & College age group.

  • If you do need to be outside or on the roads please take extreme caution. Dress warm & be safe.

Ladies craft / Sewing Day


The Family Center will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

You can come for ALL or just PART of the day. Bring a snack or a dish to pass at lunch.

We will be sewing, knitting & doing crafts, but ladies can also bring gifts to wrap, cards to write, or just stop by for food and fellowship.

Middle & High school girls also welcome.

Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving praise & pie

SUNDAY - November 18 @ 6:00 PM

You are invited to come share a blessing and a piece of pie.

It is a special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings. 

  • A monetary & food offering will be received for NK Connect.

November 18

  • Thanksgiving praise & Pie

    6:00 PM

    You are invited to come share a blessing and a piece of pie.

    It is a special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings. 

    • A monetary & food offering will be received for NK Connect.

  • sunday worship

    11:00 AM

Sermon Series- SIGNS

In the Gospel of John, Jesus performs seven significant miracles that John refers to as “SIGNS.” These miracles were “SIGNS” that proved Jesus was the Son of God.

Join us as we study each of these miracles so that we might grow deeper in our understanding and faith in Christ.

Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday - December 17

Beginning at 7:00 PM  |  Concluding at 9:00 PM

The “LIVE NATIVITY SCENE” and petting zoo

will be located on the corner of Bridge & Main in downtown Rockford.  

The Christmas Story of Jesus birth will be told along with singing Christmas carols.

  • Invite your family & friends.

It's time to register for AWANA!

We will kick-off our AWANA year on September 6 with a Family Fun Fair @ RBC

  • Held the lower parking lot area
  • 6 - 6:30 PM FREE hot dogs and snacks
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM Lots of fun and carnival games for the kids.
  • Parents: help us by registering your kids early. Our regular AWANA program will begin September 13 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)

RBCY High School Mission Trip

June 17 - 23

We will be traveling to Memphis, TN to serve with local churches and organizations through Lifeway Missions.

  • The mission’s trip is open to students who are currently in 8th grade through 12th grade, have placed their trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and have shown commitment to RBCY through either Sunday or Wednesday involvement. 
  • All balances are due by June 4.

High School Graduate Recognition


  • During the 11:00 am Worship Service
  • This is a time we acknowledge your accomplishments as well as a time of commitment to the Lord as you head for work & college.

Vacation Bible School

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All kids grades K - 5

  • Click HERE for a SNEAK PEEK.
  • To preregister your children click HERE.

July 16

11:00 am

Guest Speaker - Dr. John Hilber

  • Dr. Hilber is a professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Vacation Bible School

July 10 - 14

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

For all kids grades K - 5th grade.

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.

  • Click HERE for a SNEAK PEEK
  • To register your children click HERE

July 10 - 14

Vacation Bible School “Maker Fun Factory” 

All kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade

  • Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. 

To register your children or to sign-up to volunteer go to

July 9

VBS Work Day

12:00 pm

Help is needed to set up and decorate for VBS. Lunch will be provided for everyone who helps.

VBS Counselors are asked to stay for the training session.

  • Questions, see Jessi Rowland or Amy Ginac.

July 9

Mission Update from the Bandys

  • Shawn & Cindy Bandy, RBC supported missionaries with CRU, will be sharing a mission update during the 9:30 am ABF hour. 
  • They will also give a brief mission moment during the 11:00 am worship service.

Christmas Candlelight Celebration

SUNDAY - December 12  |  6:00 PM

The Christmas season brings us a time of family, faith, and celebration of the Savior’s birth. This year, take time out of your busy schedule to adore the Savior with us. 

This is a very special service you won’t want to miss. 

  • Following the service please join us for cookies in the family center. 


Every Wednesday

September 12, 2018 through March 2019

6:15 PM registration

6:30 - 8:00 PM club

Click HERE for a registration form

  • RBC sponsors AWANA classes for grade K through 6th grade, however here at RBC, 6th graders have the option to attend either AWANA or RBCY Middle School youth group.
  • The goal of AWANA Clubs is to reach boys and girls for Christ and train them to serve Him. 
  • The AWANA program is non-denominational and Bible-centered. 

Parents are welcome to visit and observe at anytime.

June 4, 11, 18, 25

RBC Membership Seminar

4 Sundays in June

9:30 - 10:30 am

For anyone considering church membership, baptism, or just have questions regarding RBC, please join us .

Week 1

  • Share our stories, 'How I came to RBC'
  • Introduce the Body of Christ
  • Review RBC Church Covenant, and Statement of Faith

Week 2

  • Answer questions from week 1
  • Bible as our final authority
  • Review baptism, communion (ordinances)
  • Discussion of Spiritual Gifts, and introduce spiritual gift workshop

Week 3

  • Spiritual Gift workshop
  • Spiritual Gift assessment
  • How you Spiritual Gifts can be used to help the ministry of RBC

Week 4

  • Review RBC government, ministries and committee's
  • RBC budget and finances
  • Answer questions from previous materials
  • Turn in completed membership forms and meet with Elders to answer questions

RBCY Youth Room Renovation Fundraiser

In an effort to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment, we will be working over the coming months to renovate the JAR. Main projects will include updated seating for our teaching area, updated technology, and a new lounge area for students to hang out. 

  • UPDATE: We had a great first week of our fundraiser to renovate the youth room. We are looking to raise a total of $5,000 in the month of May, but we have a match for these first two weeks, meaning everything you give is doubled! Which makes our goal $2,500! Our first week of fundraising brought in $740. Let’s max out that match this Sunday and make our youth room a little friendlier place for our students.

Baby Bottle Blessings

Assure Women’s Center (formerly Alpha Family Center) in Cedar Springs has asked our church to support them by participating in the Baby Bottle Blessings. Families are asked to take home an empty baby bottle. As you pray for the center, place your spare change, dollar bills, or checks in the baby bottle. On Father’s Day we will collect the baby bottles and return them to the pregnancy center. This is a great opportunity for us to teach our children about sharing God’s love while making a difference in the community as Alpha Family Center assists women who face a crisis pregnancy.

  • Bottles will be available at the Welcome Center in the lobby, starting May 14.
  • Questions, contact Dale Heminger, RBC Visitation Pastor.

June 4

High School Graduate Recognition

During the 11:00 am worship service

This is a time to acknowledge our high school seniors & their accomplishments as well as a time to commit them to the Lord as they head for work or college.

  • Below are our the high school seniors for 2017

May 28

GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. Royce Evans

11:00 am

  • Dr. Evans currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries, the Executive Director of the Ministry Residency (Pastoral Field Education) for traditional Master of Divinity students. He also facilitates the Urban Cohort Program for GRTS.
  • Dr. Evans & his wife Marilyn have 4 children.

May 19 & 20

FATHER/SON WEEKEND @ the Farmer’s Wilderness Retreat

For fathers and sons of all ages.

Camp overnight or just come for the evening or the day. There will be devotional time and activities including swimming, zip line, Nerf wars, and more! 

  • Come & CONNECT with God & with our Sons. 
  • Arrive Friday anytime after 5:00 pm - Dinner from 6 - 7:00 pm. 
  • NO COST, but be sure to sign-up to help with some food items. 
  • Bring tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs, camping gear, outdoor clothing, swim suit & towel, Bible, personal items, & a Nerf gun. 

Media Center

Stop by and check something out. They have a variety of current books, DVDs, videos, and CDs that are geared for the whole family.

Media Center hours

  • Every Sunday 9:10 - 9:30 am & 10:30 - 11 am

If you have questions our librarians are always happy to assist you. Contact them at

May 14


Along with honoring mothers, it is our privilege to hold an infant/child dedication as part of the 11:00 am worship service.

  • This dedication is both an event and a process that focuses on celebration and commitment. Together the church and family celebrate the child being dedicated and that God for His wonderful gift. Together we commit ourselves to God to teach and nurture the child in faith. The commitment is one of the church and one of the parents, but not one of the child. The child will have his or her opportunity as they grow older and are able to personalize faith in Jesus. We look forward to that day, we recognize that there is much instruction, nurture, prayer, and love to give and life to be lived before the child is able to make that decision for Jesus.

May 12


All women are invited to join us on the Red Carpet where TRUE beauty comes from within. 

  • Appetizers will be served at 5:30 pm with dinner following at 6:00 pm.   
  • Tickets are $10 per person - available Sundays during the 10:30 - 11 am fellowship time. 
  • Guest speaker, Jessi Rowland.

April 16

Come join us in celebration of our Risen Savior.


Bring the whole family and enjoy a FREE delicious breakfast of egg casseroles, pancakes, meat, fruit, and beverages.

  • Breakfast will be served from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Carlson Family Center.


11:00 am

March 29


Starting @ 6:30 pm

  • Be sure to invite your family & friends to share in your accomplishments throughout the year.
  • Club may be ending for the season, but it will return on September 6 with the AWANA Fun Fair. Watch for 2017-18 registration information.

March 12

Guest Speaker - Darrell Yoder  

We welcome back Darryl Yoder as he brings the message in the 11:00 am service.

  • Darrell oversees the Kern Scholars program at GRTS, including recruitment, retention, and program implementation. Professionally, he is most interested in pastoral ministry, preaching, teaching, discipleship, writing, and collaboration between the church and the academy. Outside of work Darrell enjoys distance running, camping, hiking, grilling, coffee, guitar, playing soccer, & basketball. 

March 5

11:00 am

Pastor Jake Lang, RBC Student Ministries Pastor, will be bringing the message.

February 5

9:30 - 10:30 am

SPECIAL GUEST, Deng Jongkuch

Deng was only 7 years old, when he was separated from his family during the civil war in Bor County, South Sudan. He spent nearly 15 years either trekking to safety or in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. In 2001, he was selected along with 3800 other "Lost Boys of Sudan" to come to the United States where he was relocated to San Jose, California.

In June 2008, Deng graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Health Services Administration and completed graduate studies in 2011 at Touro University with a Masters of Public Health.

Deng currently works for the non-profit organization call “Partners in Compassionate Care” as an Executive Director and helps oversee Memorial Christian Hospital in South Sudan. 

We invite you to come and hear more of Deng’s amazing life story and passion to give back to the community. It does not stop in South Sudan. He travels across the Unites States sharing his life experiences with young people in hope to inspire them to get involve in their own local communities.



Pastor Justin Rowland


The book of Daniel is about how to stand out, how to thrive, in a very dark and hostile world. 

You see, unlike most of the other books in the Hebrew Bible, the books setting is not in Israel, 

but in the heart of an enemy, pagan Empire where God’s people have been taken captive. 

Throughout our study we’ll learn that the power to make a difference

is found in the commitment to be different.  

If you visit us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

At RBC our mission is to teach God's Word and Model Christ in our


January 25


Friends & family are encouraged to attend.

  • 6:00 pm AWANA Grand Prix Registration/Final Weigh-in Worship Center
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm AWANA Grand Prix Race
  • NOTE: This event will take place of the regular AWANA evening.

Church Lawn Care

  • If you are interested in helping the Deacons with the church lawn work, please call the church office or contact Bill Boros for more details.

January 15


January 15, 2017, celebrates Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SoHLS). It is celebrated every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion in every state for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.

  • On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage

January 1

Ring in the New Year @ RBC

11:00 am

  • To give families the opportunity to spend New Year’s morning together there is NO 9:30 am Sunday school/ABF classes or nursery provided.

December 12

Night of Christmas Caroling

7:00 pm meet @ RBC

There will be caroling until about 9:00 pm & then return to the church to warm-up with some hot chocolate and donuts.

  • Everyone is welcome to join us
  • Music sheets will be provided

November 13  |  2021

Held at Pine Ridge Bible Camp in the Verlee Dining Hall and Retreat Center

8415 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs MI

  • Registration begins at 5:00pm; Silent auction tables begin closing at 6:00pm; Live auction and camp update to follow
  • All adults welcome to come.
  • Chili cook-off between Ed Brown and Kevin Grifhorst. Come prepared to vote for the best chili by filling their respective jars with dollars.

If interested in making a financial donation or items to bid on, (ideas include: baked goods, a new purchased or handmade item, a themed basket, etc.) please contact Michelle Grifhorst at

  • Pine Ridge Bible Camp is an RBC supported mission.

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Back to Church Neighborhood Canvas

September 9

12:00 PM

We will start canvassing the Rockford neighborhood promoting Back to Church Sunday. There will be flyers to pass out as you knock on the neighborhood doors. Canvassing should only last a couple hours. Bring the whole family.

  • Questions, contact Holly Przybylski.

November 6

Guest Speaker - Rev. Larry Miller

11:00 am

Rev. Miller is the Director of Counseling & Congregational Care at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI.

Larry enjoys golf and he and his wife Susan enjoy walking, biking, working out and spending time with their children and eight grandchildren.

October 30

Cornerstone University Brass

Performing during the 11:00 am worship service

CU Brass is Cornerstone University’s touring brass quintet of trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba. CU Brass ministers by sharing the melodic beauty of instrumental praise.

September 11

Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship

Fall Kick-Off

Summer is over & it’s time to come back to Sunday School

  • Join us from 9:30 - 10:30 am