Do you ever wonder why you are alive and what is the purpose for your life? At Rock Valley Christian Church, Pastors David Liesenfelt and Scott Scharpen are committed to helping you understand the very reasons you were created. You are made in the image of God, and you have been given an awesome potential. In fact, you have been given the right to become a child of God by the work of Jesus Christ. The good news is you have been made by God not only to have life, but to have an abundant life, free from the oppression, pain and heartache so commonly found in this world.
At Rock Valley, we not only help you understand the reasons God created you, but we help you understand how to live in light of that vision. God sent His Son Jesus so you can live forever, so you can know Him and live the way that leads to life and blessing. God will send His Son again, although this time it will be to establish a new, worldwide kingdom where there will be no more war or oppression, no more starvation or injustice. A time is coming when all will be taught and know the ways of God. We invite you to be a part of God’s magnificent plan.
As part of the Church of God, our mission is laid out for us in Ephesians 4:11-16:
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
To accomplish this mission, we must speak the truth in love, living by the Spirit of God, and basing our lives on the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible. “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). As a result, you will find a focus on God and His Word in everything we do in worship, prayer and teaching. His Word and Spirit should be at the heart of everything we do as a church, and as individual members of His church.
We invite you to join us as we return to the foundation of Biblical Christianity, to a higher calling, to a life of integrity, to a way of faith and love. We encourage you to listen to sermons found on this website or at our YouTube channel, Rock Valley Christian Church YouTube. “This is the patience of the saints, here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).
We are here to serve you. If you have any questions about our church, we invite you to write to Pastor David Liesenfelt.