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.