What to Expect

We want your first experience at Rocky River Church to be relaxed, and for you and your family to enjoy the service.  So, here is some information to help you know what to expect:

What time is the service?

Rocky River Church meets In-Person on Sundays at 10:00am, and Online on Sundays at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm (plus additional online service times).  The service lasts just over an hour.  We encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes early, especially if you have young children.  This will give you plenty of time to check your children into our Kids Ministries (CreekKidz or RiverKidz) and for you to find a good seat in the Worship Center prior to the service starting.

Where is Rocky River Church?

Rocky River Church is located at:
887 Pitts School Rd. SW
Concord, NC 28027 (at the corner of Pitts School Rd SW and Roberta Rd.)

What Should I Do When I Arrive?

When you arrive, you will find clear signage and our friendly volunteers there to help direct you. If you have children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, then just follow the signs to our Kids check-in area in the main lobby.

You will receive a program and a pen on your way into the service.  This program will include message notes, important information, and a connection card, which you will turn in at the end of the service.

And on your way in, if you have questions, just look for one of our courteous volunteers in a blue Rocky River Church t-shirt. They’re easy to spot and always happy to help!

How Should I Dress?

Rocky River Church is a come as you are church. We care more about you than with what you wear, so the dress is always casual.  At Rocky River Church, you will find many people wearing shorts and sandals.  Dress how you are most comfortable, and you will fit right in – shorts and suits are equally welcomed.

What are The Messages Like?

Our goal every Sunday is to teach the timeless truths of the Bible in a way that is engaging and applicable to your life. You will find that the messages are practical, easy to understand, and grounded in Scripture.

What About The Music?

The music at Rocky River Church is upbeat, modern, and uplifting!  Rocky River features a live band with electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums every week. We sing modern songs of faith, but you might also hear a classic hymn. Think your favorite rock station with a twist.

Click the video on the right to listen to music we are currently singing at The Journey.

What's Available For My Kids?

Rocky River Church offers a clean, safe and exciting children’s program during the worship service for your children, 6 weeks to 5th grade.

As you enter the main lobby, you will see the Rocky River Church check-in area to the left.  At check-in, you will meet one of our fully-trained and background-checked Rocky River Church Team members who will help you check your child in.

During check-in, you will receive a security tag, which you will need to pick up your child after the service.  This helps us know that you are the person authorized to pick up your child.

Both CreekKidz and RiverKidz are staffed solely by members in good standing at Rocky River Church, who have been background checked and receive ongoing training to make your children’s experience the best it can be!

During CreekKidz and RiverKidz, your children will experience fun Bible lessons, activities and games to help them build a spiritual foundation.  Simply stated: we want this to be the best hour of your child’s week!

What's Available For My Middle and High School Child?

During the 10:00am service, your middle school students (grades 6-8) are invited to an environment designed just for them! Fun games, and discussions on the Bible and faith are just a few of the exciting things happening at Middle School Mornings!

This is a great way to connect with other students from Rocky River Church who attend schools from all around the area–while growing spiritually.

Middle School Mornings is located in the CreekKidz area in the room called "Classroom".  Upon entering the main lobby of Rocky River Church, make a right down the hall, through a set of double doors. Middle School students will go into the worship center first, and will be dismissed from there.

High school students are invited to attend the worship service on Sundays as the music and the topics covered will be interesting and engaging for teenagers.  Then, join the Flood Student Ministries which meets on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Middle School aged children are welcome to join the Flood as well.

If you have questions, call 704.795.7625.

What's Available During The Week?

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, Our Women's Ministry group meets at 7pm. They also meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:30am or 7pm. (When in session).

  • Every Wednesday night at 7pm we have an in-depth, verse by verse Bible Study in the Sanctuary with Pastor Jimmy. 

  • Every Wednesday night our Flood Student Ministry meets at 7:00pm for fun, games, and a Bible Study. 

  • Every Thursday Night our Forged Men's Group Meet at 6:30pm. (When in session).