Historically our 6th through 12th graders have participated in “Small Groups” several times a year. The groups meet to discuss pertinent topics concerning a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.
In the 2021-2022 school year, Strong Rock added grades 3, 4, and 5 to the “Small Group” design. We call this new addition, Journey Groups, prayerfully giving each child a deeper understanding in their journey as they learn about Jesus Christ. II Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” It is the desire of Strong Rock for each student to have a strong foundation concerning the Word of God. During the Journey lessons, the children learn Biblical truths such as “The Attributes of God”, “Why Study the Bible?” and “What is Faith? and Why do we need Faith?”.
Each group is led by 11th and 12th grade students. The female students will always stay in their classrooms along with their teacher and female leaders. The male students will meet in the cafeteria by class with their male leaders and adult male supervision from the Strong Rock staff. The lessons are written by either Stacey Barnes or Amory Burdett. Prior to each Journey Group meeting, the 11th and 12th grade students will meet with Stacey Barnes and Amory Burdett to be trained for the upcoming lesson and be given a copy of the lesson to study before they meet with the children. The Journey Group lasts approximately 50 minutes.