Rock Creek Baptist Church serves the Lord in many ministries on local, state and international levels, and of course through the Cooperative Program. We believe the Lord will continue to call us to mission opportunities. We have listed a few of these ongoing mission opportunities and a short description of each one. We thank the Lord for allowing us to join Him in His work.
ROCK CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH SHOE MINISTRY
Each year RCBC Shoe Ministry has placed thousands of shoes on school children's feet. Thanks to a vision that the Lord placed in the heart of a man named John Price. John has seen God do amazing things by allowing himself to be used by the Lord. Through thousands of dollars of donations from the members of Rock Creek and other gracious supporters, as well as the generosity of several name-brand shoe venders, we have been able to watch God accomplish more than we could ever imagine. RCBC Shoe Minstry continues to expand as the Lord blesses. Shoes have been placed in Pleasant Grove School, South Rock Creek School, Macomb School, Shawnee Schools, Earlsboro Schools, Boley Schools, and Varnum School.
SEWING & QUILTING MINISTRY
This ministry has provided help to many organizations. It began by providing cool ties for the soldiers. It wasn't long before it developed into full blown opportunity to support many mission and evangelistic endeavors. They have provided childrens' quilts to the highway patrol, lap robes to a local nursing home, baby boppers to the Health Department, quilts to the Salvation Army for the homeless, caps & booties and bags for the Pregnancy Center, stick horses and welcome sacks for the Cowboy Gathering and the IFYR. They also sewed hundreds of marble bags for the annual FAITHRiders Christian Marble Run. Each year RCBC Sewing Ministry has provided a quilt to give away during our annual "Round Up Sunday." This group continue to sew up this ministry!
IRAQ MISSION SUPPORT:
Rock Creek has supported a 12 man Special Mission Unit in Iraq over the past year. This ministry sent at least one package a week of snacks consisting of everthing from chips to beef jerky. There were many support items supplied such as Phone Cards, "Wet Ones," shampoo, and lots of small hand soaps and detergent. There were at least 100 soccer balls, air pumps and around 1300 t-shirts. While this Special Mission Unit has made its way home, Rock Creek has begun supporting another Unit during its pre-deployment at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. We began this initially by providing a wireless router and a wireless extender so that the troops have a way to communicate with home for the last several weeks before deployment. Each week we have sent off hundreds of homemade cookies so that they will have a little bit of home away from the mess hall. As this Unit receives its deployment assignment, we plan to follow them with our support in the name of our great God.
PRISON MINISTRY: We have a couple of folks who travel to the State Prison in Boley each month. While at the prison they lead a worship time, sing special music and visit with the folks there. It is amazing to hear them speak about the prisoners that will be leaving and heading out to freedom. It is like they are talking about a brother, sister or child. They share Jesus every chance they get and pray often with the prisoners.
NURSING HOME MINISTRY: Rock Creek is blessed with a group of folks who spend an evening time each week ministering to the folks at a local nursing home through their musical talents.
SALVATION ARMY MINISTY: For many years Rock Creek has been known for their "Chicken 'n Dumplins." Once a month church members prepare this signiture meal including salad, green beans and dessert, and take it to the local Salvation Army Shelter. It is with great pleasure that we can be the hands that the Lord uses to feed His children.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG MINISTRY: This is one of the least known ministries of Rock Creek Baptist. I really don't know why it stays hidden among the many ministries, but it does. Thanks to the hard work of our prescription angel "Marilyn" and another nice lady in Shawnee, prescriptions are gathered and taken to Oklahoma City and filled free with donations and samples from various drug companies through the Baptist Mission Center. Sometimes they don't have all the drugs available, but with what we do receive, we are very blessed. This ministry has helped some of our senior adults with the rising medical cost.
TEACHER IN SERVICE DAY:
Once a year Rock Creek Baptist Church provides a lunch for the teachers and staff of South Rock Creek School. We use this time to let them know how special they are to us. We are very blessed to have such a great group of folks serving our community. The Lord has blessed us with a very close relationship.
WHITE CHRISTMAS: Celebrated the first Sunday in December every year, our congregation is encouraged to bring non-perishable food wrapped in white. These white packages are received during a special time in morning worship. This food is taken to local food ministry or we distribite it ourselves. The food offering is always a blessing and helps our local community. On that Sunday we also receive a special emphasis offering for international missions, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.