September’s Focus: Curriculum

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as a church body.  Just to catch you up, here’s what we have been focusing on at Rocky Creek:

  • January: Pastor – I am so thankful you allowed me to be your pastor!
  • February: Website – The staff did a wonderful job at overhauling the website and the content to equip you is growing on here by the day.
  • March: Services – We added an additional worship service and both of them are continuing to grow!
  • April: Guests – We created a “Next Steps” process that has served guests and members alike.
  • May: Leadership – We began the process of evaluating and equipping our staff and volunteer teams.
  • June: Campus – We focused on ways to make simple adjustments now and plan for future developments later that will cause us to be better stewards of the buildings God has entrusted to our church family.
  • July: Calendar – We finished a yearly calendar so you can plan your schedule around events and resources to help equip you in your disciple-making.  The calendar is available here.
  • August: Groups – We spent the month clarifying Gospel Groups and adding new ones that meet during the week.

September’s Focus: Curriculum

This month we are focusing on the biblical content that we teach in our Gospel Groups.

As much of the work has been done for this already, we are rolling out some pretty critical components this month as we go forward.  Here are some things that we value during this process:

  1. Let the Bible speak.  We want to teach the Bible in our Gospel Groups.  While any curriculum has an author’s take on it, we wanted something that worked through Scripture rather than used Scripture.  We wanted the Bible to make the point over someone trying to make a point with the Bible.
  2. Unify the generations.  If we are serious about family discipleship and multigenerational relationships, we must unite what we are learning.  Through finding curriculum that works for all ages, we have set the table for family discipleship and interactional discipleship among the church all week long.
  3. Equip for multiplication.  Anything we used we desired that it would equip and send the people out.  It should have a component to mobilize the troops to share what they are learning or bring along others as they learn it.  We knew we wanted our Gospel Groups to think outside their groups to those who needed to hear the gospel as well.

As we go through this focus, I am already super encouraged of knowing that our youngest to our oldest were all learning the same thing together all week long.

I am loving hearing testimonies of this united approach.  Lord, do your work!