Message From Miles

Could it get any better?

Looking back on 2015, I am in awe of how great God is and how big He has moved. As a church we have committed to go ALL IN, and I am consistently amazed at how He exceeds our expectations and blesses our community more than I could have ever imagined.

This past year, we launched our fifth campus in City Heights. We have already seen hundreds saved, healed and renewed there as the Sunday attendance at that campus alone is averaging more than 1,200 each week!

In 2015, we saw some amazing transformations: 12,623 people accepted Christ either on Sunday or at one of our outreaches! And online, we had 15.7 million people view a presentation of the gospel – 171,041 responded that they prayed to receive Christ! We also expanded Toys for Joy to a fourth location and served over 20,000 people across the county.

The pages of this Annual Report will account for how we used what God provided, as well as the results of our stewardship of His resources. As you review the information, including numbers and graphs, keep in mind that behind each are lives changed—from those who volunteer their time to carry out the God-given vision of this church, to those who are recipients of that effort and come to know Jesus for the first time.

Our ALL IN initiative, which launched in December resulted in $75 million of pledges and expected donations over the next two years. Rock Church is on a mission to Save, Equip, and Send and through your giving we are able to transform lives not just here in San Diego, but globally. Could it get any better? Let’s see what God has in store next.

Mission & Vision

Mission

Save, Equip, Send.

Vision

Global Pervasive Hope.

What We Believe

GOD's Word

Is True

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, which He uses to reveal Himself to us, increase our faith, and provide direction for our lives.

The

Trinity

The Bible teaches that there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This doctrine is called the Trinity.

Believe, Repent

& Follow Jesus

We believe that God created the human race to have fellowship with Him, but that our sin separates us from Him who is holy and righteous. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins so that we might be reconciled to Him. We believe that repentance from sin and belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to be saved from eternal judgment.

Share The

Good News

The Rock Church is here to lead you into a life-changing and productive relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to equip you to spread God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to the lost and hurting people in San Diego and the rest of the world!

Sunday Attendance

Response to the Gospel

Online Gospel Presentation

Sunday Volunteerism

  • Altar Call
  • Facilities
  • Hospitality
  • Jr. High
  • parking
  • Pastoral Support Team
  • Prayer
  • Production
  • Rockpile
  • Rock Kids
  • Rock Thrift
  • Security
  • Sr. High
  • Worship

Raphael
Rock Hero January

Rock Thrift

Rock Thrift Store
Meeting Community Needs

Life Groups

LIFE Groups are weekly gatherings in homes and coffee shops throughout San Diego County. They exist to inspire spiritual growth, centered around the Bible, worship, prayer and doing outreach service together.

Growth Happens in Life Groups

LIFE CLASS

LIFE Class will equip you to fulfill God’s calling. Experience the Rock Church’s unique discipleship pathway for personal transformation in relationships, ministry, stewardship and evangelism.

LIFE Growth Track

973 students attended LIFE Growth classes in 2015, studying topics that
ranged from marriage and parenting skills to spiritual warfare tactics
to biblical financing principles. Classes provide dynamic training,
biblical truth, and practical application so anyone can grow in their
walk with the Lord.

LIFE Growth Track

Classes Offered

  • Point Loma

  • Constructive Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Foundations
  • Mentoring That Makes a Difference 2.15
  • Ministry Leadership Training 4.15
  • SDI Training
  • Apologetics: The Existence of God
  • Apologetics: Defending The Truth of Scripture
  • Estate Planning
  • Global Missions
  • Hebrews
  • How the Bible Came to Us
  • Introduction on How to Teach the Bible
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to Theology: Justification
  • Jude Brother of Jesus
  • Understanding and Evangelizing Islam
  • Understanding and Evangelize Mormons
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Rock Financial Life: Everything your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money
  •  
  •  
  • East County

  • Care Counseling Training
  • Resolving Marriage Conflict
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Rock Financial Life: Steps to Biblical Stewardship
  • Rock Financial Life: Everything your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money
  •  
  • North County

  • Care Counseling Training
  • Jesus, The Gentle Parent
  • Mentoring That Makes a Difference
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Rock Financial Life: Everything your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money
  •  
  • San Ysidro

  • Rock Financial Life
  • Everything Your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money

The MORE Life

Impact 195

IMPACT195 School of Ministry is the discipleship training school of the Rock Church. Through in depth Bible teaching, powerful encounters with God's presence and real world ministry experiences it transforms lives into who God designed and destined them to be. For more information visit  i195.org.

 

Why Impact 195

 

95 Seconds to Impact

Rock Academy

The Rock Academy is a WASC-accredited college preparatory school offering a Christ-centered pre-school through 12th grade education. Curriculum includes AP and honors classes, with CIF Athletics, International Student Program, and mission trips.

Rock Academy

Rockpile

The Rockpile Bookstore exists to support the vision of Rock Church ministries by providing innovative, diverse and inspirational resources to supplement the growth of the Rock Church attendees.

Rock Your City

Rock Your City coordinates large, city-improving events, so Rock Church members can serve and meet the needs of the community.

Toys For Joy

Toys for Joy is an annual event put on by the Rock Church. Toys for Joy seeks to impact the lives of local children by providing a toy and food for their family, combined in an event that ministers in both a practical and spiritual way.

in four locations:

$1,663,176

Estimated value of toys, food, clothing, and books given away at Toys for Joy.

Toys For Joy 2015

Outreach

Volunteer Ministries are Establishing Pervasive Hope in Every Street, Every person. Every Day We Serve A Diverse group Of People By:

  • Supporting children and families
  • Dealing with social issues facing society
  • Ministering to individuals with specific needs
  • Coming alongside those struggling with health issues
  • Using sports as a platform to share the gospel
  • Bringing the gospel locally and abroad

Rock Recovery Outreach

Global Outreach

Global Outreach establishes Pervasive Hope around the world with long-term ambassadors at bases in Haiti, India, Mexico, Thailand and the Middle East. Discipleship training is our core strategy to build up local believers who will carry God’s love into their community. We also provide help to refugees, homes for orphans, medical supplies for the sick, and feeding programs for children.

Long-Term Ambassadors 2015

ALL IN

Stories of Commitment

In December 2015, Rock Church launched the two year ALL IN Initiative. ALL IN is our all-out effort to have an even greater impact than we’ve had before. It is a call for all of us to go deeper with our walk with God, allowing the supernatural to happen through us. During the ALL IN launch, 374 new small groups formed, making our large church small as individuals gathered in homes throughout the county to study the life of Abraham together.

ALL IN Financial Impact:
$75.3 million

in faith commitments and expected donations from December 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017

ALL IN Objectives:

One Fund

In many church campaigns, people are invited to give a second gift “over and above” their usual gift in order to make special initiatives like new buildings and new ministries possible. There was a “general fund” for ongoing ministries, and a separate “building fund,” or “campaign fund” designated for capital projects and other specific needs. While this approach works well, we recognize the potential for confusion; it required an explanation to make clear which “fund” did what and not everyone was able to participate. It was time for a change! ALL IN is our unifying commitment as a church to generosity. For the next 2 years, everything we do and all that we give will be a part of ALL IN. Everyone can get on board and participate.


Commitment Sunday

PERVASIVE HOPE

In 2012, the Rock Church launched the Pervasive Hope campaign. It was an audacious goal to reach every street and every person with the hope of Jesus in San Diego, and beyond. Thousands responded by supporting Pervasive Hope with their time, talent, and treasure...and God blessed our overwhelming generosity!

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Letter From CFO

“Honor The Lord With Your Wealth and With The Best Part Of Everything you Produce”. Proverbs 3:9 Nlt

As the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rock Church, it is my privilege to present our 2015 Annual Report.

In Job 41:11, God declares, “Everything under heaven belongs to Me.” This declaration serves as our daily inspiration. At Rock Church, we strive to honor God through stewarding the resources He has provided to enable us to continue His life-giving work. As we give thanks for the blessings He has provided, it is humbling to know that He has entrusted this body of believers with bringing His message of Pervasive Hope to San Diego, our nation and the world.

I would like to personally extend my thanks to the remarkable team of professionals with whom we have the privilege to serve alongside here at the Rock. Each member of our team loves the Lord and is committed to providing excellence in stewardship. Of course, this commitment starts with our executive leadership, board members, and Pastor Miles who remain wholly focused on honoring God in all we do.

Each year, we have our consolidated financial statements audited by Capin Crouse, LLP, one of the country’s leading independent accounting firms. This firm has served Christian non-profit organizations for more than 40 years. We are pleased to have received an “unqualified opinion” which confirms our commitment to the best business practices for accounting and internal controls. If you would like more information regarding out audited statements or have any questions, please email us at rockfinance@sdrock.com.

We hope you enjoy reviewing our annual report. As you do, please offer a prayer of thanks to God for His faithfulness and ask that He would continue to entrust Rock Church with His message and resources in 2016.

Blessings,

Stephen L. Kuptz
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations

Giving Report

Kiana Testimony

Ministry Financial Highlights

GIVING & OTHER REVENUE

MINISTRY EXPENSES

Given Away

Thank You for
an Amazing 2015
GOD Worked In
Mighty Ways