To make disciples of all nations for Christ
Matthews 28:19-20 Jeremiah 16:19-21 Haggai 2:7 Rev 14:6-12
Our mission is greater than our local home church. Solid Rock as a local church seeks to reach out to the whole world. We broadcast our services via streaming and specialize building a global audience through our over 20,000 combined global social media contacts. Additionally, whenever funds permit we support global missionaries and projects.
Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Vision Statement
To become a house of prayer and healing that encompasses people of all nations in unity of the truth of the Scriptures.
Proverbs 29:18 Isaiah 56:1-8 2 Chronicles 7:14 John 4:23 1 Peter 2:15
Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Values Statement
- Diversity Amid Unity – In being faithful to our mission to make disciples of all nations for Christ, we recognize people are going to be different. We see diversity as expanding past mere nationality to include culture, political ideology, Christian worldviews, and personal preference in matters outside of the fundamentals. Our unifying bond amid this diversity includes the 28 fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist church, the collective of the world church, and the Holy Spirit’s moving among us via the Holy Scriptures. We value that God has made us all fearfully and wonderfully different, yet all for the same mission.
- Prayer – We value connectivity with God for guidance, peace, direction, strength, help, but also, communion. Recognizing we can go boldly before the Father’s throne in prayer, we embrace personal prayer, corporate prayer, prayer meetings, gatherings, and groups, and intercessory prayer. We affirm that without prayer we are lost and wandering sheep, and so we seek to hear the voice of our Shepherd calling us back to one fold.
- Bible Study – We affirm the protestant battle cry of “Sola-Scriptura” thus we seek to study the Bible, in personal and corporate devotion, with care to uncover all its beauty and wisdom for our lives and faith. We value a systematic understanding of the Scriptures (IE, the 28 Fundamental Beliefs, doctrinal Bible studies, thematic Bible studies). However we, likewise, strive to have much more than a systematic surface understanding. We want to teach our members to study the Bible both with exegetical and expository practice, as we seek to understand Bible in its context, culture, language, and scholastic depth. We recognize and affirm Jesus is the core and the heart of all our doctrine.
- Discipleship –Jesus is our only Rabbi (teacher and master), and we are all His disciples who he sends into the world with all power and authority in heaven and earth, to make more disciples for His Kingdom. We will value this task as the holiest work of the church. We will not simply make more “converts” to the faith, or “pew warmers,” but rather fully functioning disciples who are vibrant, spiritually alive, living in alignment with their faith and the mission of this church. We affirm the test of a fully functioning disciple is the ability to self-replicate more disciples by one’s self or in a team.
- Adventist Global Community – We are firmly and unapologetically members of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church and we recognize all levels of the church and their proper ecclesiological spheres of influence and leadership. We seek, whenever possible, to work in concert with our district, area, Conference, Union, division, and the General Conference. We realize that in the Adventist church change starts at the bottom and moves upward and we wish to have healthy relationships with all branches of the officially organized church.
- Relevance – We affirm that we find nothing wrong or inherently evil in tradition; however when even good and meaningful traditions stand contrary to the commands of God and the mission of the church we must honor God by being faithful to His Word and acting in harmony with His mission. Jesus offered these strong words of rebuke in Matthew 15:3 “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?” We affirm all 28 fundamentals of the church as fully relevant and binding in our church community. We will continually seek out new ways to reach new types of people with old truths. Truth does not change, yet the expression of it can vary and must vary, to carry out God’s mission in a changing and dying world. “To the weak, I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means, I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel that I may share with them in its blessings.”(1 Corinthians 9:22-2)
- The Priesthood of all Believers – Throughout the ages, from the very beginning of the early Christian church, Protestant Reformation, and our own Adventist church the concept of “Priesthood of all Believers” has been central. Ministry is not to be left to just the clergy. It is God’s intent to commit every single believer in the church into active ministry through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit upon the whole congregation (1 Peter 2:9, Rev. 5:9-10). While God may call some to various places of leadership and levels of administration, it is all the saints (believers) who are called to “meaningful ministry for the Master” (Ephesians 4:11-12). We recognize that the Holy Spirit gifts everybody in the church and thus all have a holy duty before God to make the church His agent of the gospel in this world (1 Corinthians 12).
The Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Logo
The Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church Logo is designed to convey the idea that we are only truly solid when we adhere together. Hence, the reason our logo shows our rock is made up of segments of rock adhering to each other to make an unbreakable whole. While structurally, from an engineering point of view, it would be believed that the most solid material would be one complete object, spiritually we know we are always stronger when we work together as parts making up a real solid whole.
First Peter 1:4-5 tells us, “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” And so each member of Solid Rock brings their strength to the holy temple God is building with us to reach the world.