Rock News

The Why Motivations


Friday’s, April 21, 28 and May 5.

Why live for Christ? Why walk uprightly? Why battle my carnal desires? Why sacrifice my time and energy to serve God? Why obey all Jesus commanded? Many Christians struggle with these questions. Many find themselves running on empty, overwhelmed by a sense of duty such as: I have to serve God, I have to have my quiet time. They are worn down, empty of joy, and feel Christianity is simply a burden to live. All they see are the dos; they have forgotten the whys! During this series, Pastor Mark Darling, will share how to discover the powerful motivators that fill us with genuine joy, and vital energy for living the life God has for us.

Photos of your Compassion Child

We'd like to collect photos of each person or family at the Rock holding a photo of the child they sponsor through Compassion International or other organizations for an upcoming video later this summer. Please email photos including the country your child lives in to

Fireside Room Being Remodeled

Over the course of the next few months, the Fireside Room is going to be completely remodeled. A few changes to be aware of:

Child Dedications

Friday, May 12, during service. At The Rock, we have a special service twice a year for parents to dedicate themselves to raising their children to know and follow Jesus Christ. If you would like to dedicate your child at our next service, please contact the church office at or 612-339-7625. Please give the parent(s) names as well as the full name of the child to be dedicated.

Multi-location News

Our Association:

Great Commission Churches (GCC)

Evergreen, The Rock & The Urban Refuge belong to the association, Great Commission Churches. GCC is a U.S. based fellowship of independent churches designed to equip, unite and provide accountability to churches and ministries that have a desire to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Our heart is that churches will model "New Testament Christianity in Action Today." To learn more about GCC, go to

The Spring 2017 Christianity In Action newsletter is now available. Go HERE.

Rochester Update

Sunday, April 30,10:15 AM & Noon, Evergreen-Lakeville-Chapel. Pastor Paul Johnson will be here to give an update on the progress and status of the possible church plant in Rochester MN.


men's support & recovery

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Southgate Apartments (8100 12th Ave S, Bloomington). For those with life-controlling behaviors. Contact Adam at or 651-246-6778.



Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington, Gym. Have you ever been curious about how ‘martial arts’ can be Christian and biblically based? We train students in the physical, mental, and spiritual character traits to be successful in life and their walk with Christ. All ages 7 years old and older (adults included) are welcome. See the brochure HERE. For more information contact Steve Mohror at or 612-729-6123.





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