Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a House Church?
What is the difference between a Solid Lives House Church and a Rock House Church?
How do you become a Certified House Church?
- Complete the simple 7-Step Certification Process:
What is expected of a House Church Leader?
- Stream services of our Anaheim Campus and participate fully
- Engage in Tithes and Offering via our online systems
- Lead OSL Discipleship and Rock Groups throughout the week to build solid lives and a solid community of believers
What are the benefits of becoming a Certified House Church?
- Live weekly meetings
- Coaches (stronger partnership & accountability)
- Administrative support to help you lead your house church
What if someone wants to become a Certified House Church Leader but does not want to be contacted (because they are not ready to open their home to others at the moment)?
What if a Certified HCL is in the process of moving?
If a HCL does not know who is able to do their Pastoral Reference?
How soon should a HCL meet with their HC after being Certified?
During this coronavirus crisis, do we mandate facemasks to be worn?
Will House Church Leaders stream videos of Pastor Jerry?
- Yes. House Church Leaders will logon for the entirety of the service, from beginning, through worship, giving and the Word to the end.
- There are two options.
- #1 – logon to a livestreaming service at www.gototherock.com/watch
- #2 -
Do I have to meet on Sunday?
- Not necessarily. Two items for clarity:
- If you are not livestreaming, you will need to watch an archived service or use one of the 5 DVD’s (or downloadable videos).
- Recall that an RHS Leader is not a member of another local church.
What about Kids? What should I do if I am interested in having Next Gen ages separated from their parents during service so they can receive a service tailored to their own age group?
- Refer them to the agreement, the other 2 have to go through the whole 7 Step process AND they need to be trained with Kids
- The Training used to be provided by Kids Church, but with the Campus being closed we are trying to figure out how we will do this
- Understanding the necessity of protecting minors, I agree that my House Church will not provide childcare, nor separate minors from their parents/guardians, until I have two or more people who have been trained and certified by The Rock to do so, and not unless two or more Rock-certified adults are present with the minors at all times.
Should I provide refreshments (i.e. coffee, donuts or other snacks)?
It is recommended but not required. Some RHS sites have a rotation among members who will bring refreshments
What if my Internet is down or I have some other technical issue?
- In the event of internet outages, it is recommended that you utilize one of the 5 DVD’s (or downloadable video files) of other services
- In the event of internet failure, please contact your local internet provider
Do I have to do this every Sunday?
Just like any other church, on-going ministry is part of the ministry. When holidays fall on Sundays, you may discuss with your group whether or not to have a service, for instance during Christmas Day should it fall on a Sunday.
Know that at The Rock | Anaheim streaming services will be available for special services such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day should it fall on a Sunday.
Who is the Senior Pastor of House Churches?
Pastor Jerry Dirmann
As Rock House Church Leader, am I part of a leadership team of The Rock?
Will we make Pastoral Care SOP’s available?
Am I a pastor? What do I call myself?
- Your role description is House Church Leader. In our denomination, The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, holding the title “pastor” requires a licensing process.
- While you are engaged in “pastoral” activities, only after receiving a ministerial license are you able to be recognized officially as a pastor.
If I have a question about my House Church, whom do I contact?
I need counsel on how to help someone in my House Church site? Whom can I call to help me?
What is Foursquare? Are House Churches Foursquare, too?
- The Rock is a denominationally affiliated with The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. More information can be obtained here: www.foursquare.org
- As all House Churches of The Rock, all RHS sites are also Foursquare.
Are there any leadership teachings needed to be an RHS Leader?
Will there be other training opportunities to develop myself as a leader and my RHS site?
- Yes. On-going training and enrichment will be provided for you as a leader as well as for the RHS site.
What is The Rock’s Discipleship System?
Can I do OSL at our RHS site?
Can House Churches keep or receive any of the tithes & offerings that they receive?
How do we handle cash tithes?
How is our time of giving handled?
- As the streamed service transitions to a time of giving, the online audience is given instructions. Your Rock Home Satellites participates in giving in three ways:
- Pre-ordered self-addressed envelopes from The Rock can be given to the members of an RHS. It is recommended that members mail their own individual contributions.
- Give at gototherock.com/give
- SecureGive online app
- For your protection, no RHS Leader receives cash, checks, money orders or any other legal tender.
Are we required to record attendance?
- Yes. You will be entering attendance at every meeting, Sundays and midweeks alike.
- You will be trained during the course of your second and third steps.
We aren’t “spirit-filled” (charismatic/Pentecostal). Can we still be an RHS?
- A leader must affirm that they believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit as in Acts 2, the manifestations of the Spirit described in 1 Corinthians 12, and the practice of speaking with tongues as in Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 14:18, are still in effect today and that God desires every believer to be filled with the Spirit and experience these blessings.