Mr. Thompson closes our year just like we began, by examining our theme "Choose Today" from Joshua 24.
Evangelist Matt Downs of the Bill Rice Ranch speaks from Luke 18 about the Parable of the Persistent Widow during our annual National Day of Prayer chapel service.
Mr. Thompson preaches during our annual Pastor Appreciation Chapel. From Ephesians 4, he spoke on the Pastor as a gift from God for our growth.
Mr. Thompson share several Biblical principles to consider while thinking about social media.
It's about more than planting, it's about planning.This session will give you practical steps to a secure financial harvest, and plan your finances on purpose.
Marc & Denise Grindle
It is natural for parents to want to "control" their kids. What happens when we feel out of control or try to control that which we do not have control? Join us in discovering what control is and isn't and what we can and can't and should and shouldn't control.
As a bereaved parent, Laura, will minister hope and give practical encouragement to families who have faced deep tragedy and loss. This will also be helpful for those who want to know how to effectively minister to these shattered families.
Conflict is all around us, and it's costly.It wears on us.There is a better way to handle conflict, and God has revealed it to us in His Word.These biblical principles of resolving conflict can bring us new peace and hope!
Kevin Thompson, Phil Allen, Adam Meyer
Join us for a lively discussion fueled by questions submitted by teenagers about all aspects of life and faith. A panel of local pastors and youth leaders will be fielding these questions in a way that is both knowledgeable and relatable.
Dr. Scott Lownsdale
Last year witnessed an alarming rise in depression and suicides among American youth. Learn from a Christian counselor how to be a good first responder and mentor for depressed and suicidal youth.
Dr. Scott Lownsdale
The easy accessibility of Internet porn has led to the formation of porn addiction at younger ages than ever before. This presentation will offer a Christian counselor's perspective on how to identify this serious problem and respond effectively.
This seminar will address the question of worldview by looking at what that means and why it is important for a family to follow it consistently. We will look at some of the more popular films from a Christian lens and find out how to address other worldviews that your children face.
As the only parent in a space that seems full of two-parent households, it’s tempting to let feelings of loneliness become the main focus and to sink into isolation. Join me as I share what I’ve been learning as a single mom through participating in and serving with my community.
Pastor Todd Pope
This is the final general session of the 2018 Community Strong Family Conference.
Pastor Todd Pope
Intention is not enough. We must MOVE in a direction to get to the destination that we want to be at. Direction with intention determines our destination.
Pastor Jesse Beernink
Pastor Jesse Beernink of Resonate Church in Janesville delivers an Easter message focusing on why Christ came to die.
Pastor Aaron White
In this final session of our Spiritual Emphasis Week, Pastor Aaron White (River Hill Community Church) speaks to our students on the uniqueness of the Gospel.
Pastor Tim Johnson
Pastor Tim Johnson (Rock Valley Chapel - Beloit, WI) answers the charge that all Christians are hypocrites.
Day three of Spiritual Emphasis Week 2018 features a message from the book of John about doubt.
Pastor Michael Powers
On day 2 of Spiritual Emphasis Week Michael Powers (Youth Pastor at Faith Community Church in Janesville) preaches a convicting message about the preciousness of the Word of God.
Pastor Patrick Morgan
This sermon kicks off our 2018 Spiritual Emphasis Week. Pastor Patrick Morgan (Christ Presbyterian Church - Janesville, WI) speaks about the importance of truth over emotion from Psalms 42 and 43.
Mr. Kevin Thompson
Mr. Thompson speaks from the book of Ruth during our Grandparents Day Chapel.
Deryk Hayes, Rita Hodges, Goldie Brown, Kevin Thompson
This panel discussion closes out our Black History Month and seeks to look at racial issues through the lens of grace.
Mr. Kevin Thompson
Mr. Thompson talks about what means to be "born again" from John 3.
Josh Calhoun of Central Christian Church speaks on Valentines Day.
Mr. Kevin Thompson
Mr. Thompson speaks from Revelation 2 to warn students against tolerating sin in their lives or in the lives of others.
Pastor Greg Lynas
Pastor Greg (Youth Pastor at Hope Evangelical Church) talks about 4 small creatures from the book of Proverbs.
Mr. Jewell urges us to die to self and look to Christ from Luke 9.
Mr. Thompson kicks off the new semester, our half-way point in the school, but turning to the middle of the Bible - Psalm 118.
Pastor Phil Allen
Pastor Phil talks about Homecoming Week through the lens of Ecclesiastes chapter 1.
Pastor Terry Morehouse
Pastor Terry Morehouse (Beloit Life Center) speaks about the fear of the Lord as the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. (Unfortunately the first 5 minutes of this message were not recorded)
Mr. Thompson shares a different look at Christmas from Revelation 12.
Pastor Gary Shields
Pastor Gary Shields speaks from I John 2 about the importance of obedience and love.
Pastor Andy Dressler
Andy Dressler (youth pastor at Rock Valley Chapel) speaks on how our view of thanksgiving is effected by our view of God.
From II Peter 1 Mr. Thompson goes over a list of 8 different qualities the Bible says ought to be part of our growth as followers of Christ.
Pastor Aaron White
On this Reformation Day Chapel, Pastor Aaron White (River Hills Community Church in Janesville) preaches from Galatians 1.
In this chapel Mr. Thompson answers several questions submitted by the students.
Kevin Thompson, Philip Allen, Marybeth Karstaedt
RCCS once again took part in the annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.On this day we stand for those who cannot stand for themselves.Students are encouraged to wear strips of red duct tape as reminders of the children lost everyday through abortion.Throughout the day we spoke about the sanctity of human life in classes and took time to pray for women struggling with this decision.
Mr. Thompson speaks about the authority of the Word of God.
Anthony Culver, youth pastor at Beloit Family Worship Center, speaks about answering God's call from Exodus 3.
Doug Shaw of Forthright Ministries speaks from Hebrews 1:1-2.
From Psalm 19, Mr. Thompson speaks about how general and special revelation reveal God.
This is the final message from this year's retreat. Mr. Thompson speaks about the importance of humility when it comes to unity.
In this second retreat message, Mr. Thompson speaks of a fallen world that is marred by sin, yet also highlights the hope we have in Christ.
This was the kick-off message to our 2017 Middle School High School Retreat. This year Mr. Thompson preached through our school's statement of faith. He followed a basic outline of Creation, Fall Redemption. This is the first of those three messages.
Deryk Hayes, the Interim Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Freeport, IL, speaks of the one way of salvation from John 14:6.
This summer missions chapel features our lifestyle leadership class explaining our theme for the year, a brief message from Mr. Thompson on Acts 1:8, a presentation from Dylan Hill concerning his missions trip and a look ahead to next year's summer missions trip to Costa Rica.
Welcome back to school! In this first chapel, Mr. Thompson speaks on our theme for the year - Choose Today. His text was Joshua 14:1-25.
What happens when tragedy strikes?
Adoptive/foster families often struggle on ways to communicate how they best can be served. This workshop is geared toward helping you better understand the plight of families who have recently adopted or started taking in foster children.
Darnell & Tina Curran
Many older people have taken on the challenge of parenting their grandchildren or out of the foster system. What are the challenges they face and how can this experience become a positive one for all involved?
Anthony Culver & Tralese Weber
We are looking at the role social media has in our lives. What is out there,what are the pros and cons,for both parents and kids.What are safeguards that can be put in place for both, a basic understanding of what “technology”
God has laid out the the biblical blueprints necessary for the Christian home to work. For our home to work,we must submit to His plans and guidelines, which are found in His Word.
Marc and Denise Grindle with Dale and Ruth Manion
Marriage can be hard! That is the bad news. The good news? Marriage can be great! These two couples combined bring over 75 years of marriage experience. They have lived and experienced the good and bad… real marriage.
With the college community becoming more secular, being a faithful Christian is becoming harder. How can parents faithfully prepare their children to walk into College while sold out to King Jesus?
After nearly 22 years of marriage and 10 years of pastoring and counseling married couples,I have observed three characteristics that routinely emerge in healthy marriages.
Sometimes it seems like the only way to keep up with all the demands on our lives is to run at“maximum capacity” and then some.But there is another way. Come explore what it means to live with Margin.
Do you ever wish you could truly understand what your teen is talking about? Or feel like you’re speaking different languages at times. Walk through some of the tips and helps in the book “Let me tell you what your teens are telling me” by Blaine Bartel
We’ll see what the Bible has to say about raising small children and learn some techniques Jesus used in his teaching and discipline and see how those are supported by the latest brain research. Leave with of ideas that are easy to implement.
Ephesians 5:1 –Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
Our marriages and families exist in the real world. That means that there are ups and downs;good times and bad times; success and failure. Yet in the midst of all of that there is real hope. Where do we find real hope for real life?
While marriage is an integral part of God’s created order for mankind, God also has a purpose and plan for singleness. Don’t waste your singleness but instead see it as the gift it is, whether it be temporary or prolonged.God has not abandoned you but chosen you for His purpose!
Kevin Thompson, Phil Allen, Marc Grindle, Tim Johnson
A panel discussion featuring several family-related questions.
Sowing & reaping applies in marriage. Sowing the right language and action, in time, produces great harvest.
Christians who understand God’s treatment of adoption are well-prepared to direct their children (whether those children are adopted or not) to find their truest identity in Christ rather than in biology.
Join me as we explore the Love Languages and identify your primary language so that you can communicate effectively your love for each other.
Maintaining hope and faith during the difficult teen years is a challenge. I will give some examples I have had with rearing my children and the joys as well as the test and trials of those years for my family. I will encourage the families to trust God and His process even when it looks desperate and it feels terrible.
Let’s face it, NO marriage is perfect!No matter how “good” or “bad” our relationship is, we all want better marriages.In this seminar we will spend some time digging out a few Biblical principles that should form the foundation for our marriages at every stage of life and growth!
We will focus on parent’s responsibility for the spiritual upbringing of their teens.
We will be exploring the citizen’s role and impact on the legislative process as well as a brief overview of some of the legislative proposals that had a direct impact on families.
What Does God Expect from Me as a Man? Credit: Men’s Fraternity Definition of Authentic Manhood
Pastor David Clark
This was the opening session of the 2016 Community Strong Conference.
Pastor Brent Befus
This session is going to focus on how to identify and engage the Millennial generation. We will take a glimpse at what are their values, concerns, and mode of operation. We will discuss how to engage and entrust the future to the next generation.