Connect in Community
God designed the church to be a community of Jesus-followers who show each other unconditional love, encouragement and care as we link arms to live as He wants us to live. At Black Rock we resource many opportunities for you to engage in intentional community with other adults.
We are dedicated to helping men grow into high-impact Christ followers through our Spiritual Development process of Worship, Community, Serving and Ownership. We encourage every man at Black Rock to actively engage in their own growth by attending weekly worship services, participating in a Community Group, regularly serving, and taking ownership of their walk with Christ.
We have designed several opportunities for men to be challenged and encouraged in their Christian walk. Some ownership opportunities geared towards men include weekly men’s Bible studies, Saturday morning prayer groups, a weekly golf league, quarterly men’s breakfasts, and an annual men’s retreat.
Want to learn more? Email us at to find out more, and to be included in future communications about men's events at Black Rock Church.
MEN'S WEEKEND | OCTOBER 20-22 | Join us at Camp Spofford in New Hampshire the weekend of October 20-22 for our Men's Weekend. Our hope is that as we spend time in the presence of Jesus and other men of faith, our strength will increase. This retreat is for men 18+. Rooms are available first come, first served. If you are paying for a friend you will need to create a separate registration form. The cost is $129. Please provide us with a shirt size to get a retreat shirt for FREE with early registration. There are no refunds, but we will try to have someone take your spot if you can't go.
Men’s Ministry Schedule:
- Men of the Word Bible Study
Wednesday Mornings, 6:00–7:00 AM
Contact: Pete Schirmann - 203 673-9903
- Men’s Prayer at Covenant Church of Easton
Saturday Mornings, 6:00–8:00 AM
Contact: Dan McCandless - 203 255-3401 x 111
- “The Journey” Men’s Breakfast
Second Saturday each Month, 7:30–9:00 AM
Contact: Dave Swanson -
We are dedicated to helping women grow to full maturity in Christ through our Spiritual Development process of Worship, Community, Serving and Ownership.
Every woman at Black Rock Church is encouraged to actively engage in her own growth by attending weekly worship services, participating in a Community Group, regularly serving at Black Rock and taking advantage of our ownership growth opportunities. Click here to join a Community Group.
Some ownership opportunities geared toward women include quarterly connection breakfasts, occasional Bible studies, Moms of the Rock and special events such as retreats, seminars, workshops etc. Want to get involved with our women's connections? Contact for more detailed information and be sure to join The City to be included in communications about upcoming women’s connections.
Moms of the Rock
Moms of the Rock is a program designed to help moms with children ages 0-grade 4 become the women, wives, and mothers God wants them to be. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month 9:25-11:30 am during the school year with childcare is provided for children up to age 5. To learn more, contact Sarah Purdy at . Cost is $60 per term. The Fall term begins September 12. Register Now
Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer International calls mothers around the world to passionately pray before God for the lives of their children and the schools they attend (from preschool to college). Black Rock’s Moms in Prayer group meets each Monday during the school year, from 7:15-8:15 pm in the Prayer Room. The Fall term begins September 18. Contact Lori McArthur at for more information.
Women’s Bible Study
Matthew is loaded with insights....the Sermon on the Mount, Parables and much more. Draw closer to Messiah as you study His life through the eyes of Matthew with other Black Rock women. In this 12-week study, Matthew: The Coming of the King by John MacArthur, participants are expected to discuss the homework questions in a group setting. Sign up and be sure to order your book online so you're prepared to discuss Lesson 1 at our first meeting Monday, September 18, at 7:00pm in the Conference Room.
Community Bible Study
Join us as we study God’s Word together with a focus this term on Isaiah. We meet at Grace Baptist Church - 400 Burnt Plains Road, Milford on Tuesday mornings, 9:15-11:15am, beginning on Sept. 12. Contact us to learn more — milford.cbsclass.org
Seniors of The Rock is a means for senior adults (55 years and older) to:
- Grow in the knowledge of Christ through Bible study
- Serve others through nursing home music ministry, making quilts for missionaries, knitting and crocheting items for babies of unwed mothers, and through many other means
- Enjoy Christian fellowship with others from many different communities and churches
- Meet people and be a witness to those who do not know Jesus Christ
- Participate in monthly social activities
This group consists of over 200 senior adults, and meets the first Friday of each month from September to June for a meal and fellowship. For additional information, contact Sharon Lemke at 203.400.3406, or call the Senior of The Rock Helpline at 203 255-3401 extension 124. This is the group you have been looking for, and we hope to see you at our next event.
The mission of Black Rock's Marriage Ministry is to prepare and guide couples through the rigors and challenges of a lifelong commitment to a Christ-centered marriage. We desire for the couples in our church to reflect God’s beautiful design for marriage through all life stages, supporting and encouraging young and old married couples alike, and offering help to marriages that have been struggling and are in desperate need of restoration. For more information on any of these topics, click the button below, or get in touch with Bob Donovan at 203-255-3401 ext 113, or by emailing him at .
Being the parent of a young child is time-consuming and sometimes isolating. Building relationships with other parents committed to following Jesus in their parenting strengthens families. Moms of the Rock and Fathers of Black Rock provide practical and spiritual input for this unique life stage.
STARTING POINT GROUPS
Starting Point is a group-based, conversational environment where people can explore faith and form relationships with others on a similar quest.
Starting Point is ideal for:
Seekers: Those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity.
Starters: Those who are new to a relationship with Christ.
Returners: Those who want to share their faith easily and naturally with
friends and neighbors.
Community Groups study the Bible together and encourage one another as they seek to apply spiritual truths to everyday life. These groups meet once a week for about two months at a time and are held in private homes throughout Southern Connecticut.
LIVING FREE RECOVERY GROUPS
God longs for us to experience freedom beyond what we can imagine, but often we are held back by the hurts in our lives. Living Free Recovery Groups provide a safe place to find healing, hope and support from the effects of abuse and trauma, abortion,childlessness and infant death, divorce, grief, and chemical or other dependencies.