For those of you who may not know me, I am Shelby, a Biola student somewhat new to the Rock Harbor community—I’ve been attending for almost eight months now! And it is so great! Looking back on my life—the highs and lows that God has brought me through—I am always awed by His faithfulness and His saving grace that has captured my heart. I firmly believe that for every “bad” or “terrible” thing we go through, God has an equally wonderful plan to bless others through our experiences, and because of this that I (and everyone) have a powerful testimony. Here is mine…
Change is not an easy task for us human beings. We like to be comfortable, and change is uncomfortable. We like to know what is happening in our own lives, and change throws us for a loop. We like to have control, and change takes that control away. On the other hand, sometimes we aim for change, but often that change is not permanent. Read More
When we look around us, it is easy to see the signs that things are not as they are supposed to be. Families torn apart, children who are hungry, animals abused, people living without basic necessities, an environment reeling from exploitation.
When we read the gospels, we see example after example of Jesus entering the brokenness of people’s lives and make a dramatic change. This is the essence of the Christian faith: the God entered into the brokenness of the human story by becoming human. The best way to show us his character was to be a part of our pain, suffering, and struggle. This identification also shows us the triumph over isolation, pain, and death in the resurrection of Christ and the community to follow in his way. Read More
I’ve been going down to Rojo Gomez Mexico for the past 4 years on ROCKHARBOR build trips. Rojo Gomez is a little community just across the border near Tecate where we have consistently seen God do amazing things!
On our build trips we go down on a Friday morning and return Sunday night… tired but fulfilled. Most of time is spent playing with local kids, getting to know families in the area, and… oh yeah… building a house. Read More
Saul believed that his persecution of the church was defending God. The Christians represented a dangerous turn in theology away from the historic faith of Judaism. They elevated a man who had been humiliated and executed to the same level of the God of their ancestors. They were breaking from traditional family values and customs. They were beginning to integrate with ethnic minorities (Samaritans) and foreigners (the Ethiopian) in their worship and their community life. These elements alarmed the religious leaders and Saul carried the task of correcting this heresy. He legitimately believed in the validity of his cause and took action to protect what he considered to be important.
ROCKHarbor Fullerton’s 3rd Birthday Party was a wonderful success! We all got to take a trip back to our toddler years and celebrate like a kid. There was a Noah’s Ark bounce house, incredible face painting, and world-class balloon art. We enjoyed stuffing our faces with tacos and delicious cake. It was a sweet time of fellowship and celebration together as a church.
At ROCKHARBOR, we believe that an incredible way to develop a heart for the city of Fullerton to participate in the activities and celebrations of our city. This week, Fullerton businesses and artists are coming together to celebrate 3 years of the Fullerton Art Walk collaboration. We would love to invite you to check out this event. There are many people a part of our ROCKHARBOR Fullerton community who are involved in the Fullerton Art Walk Anniversary and it will be a great way to rally and celebrate in the grand city of Fullerton.
March, Friday 1st | 6pm-10pm | at the Fullerton Museum Plaza
Check out the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk site for a full description of the event: www.fullertonartwalk.com
Feeling insignificant is an overwhelming and disheartening thought. At times, I have compared myself to other members of the body of Christ and said, “Wow, they’re really making a difference…what am I doing?” I see students at my college rising up as leaders in social justice ministries, missionary unions, homeless ministries and other ministries that are tangibly and powerfully making an impact. I get this anxious feeling that I am not involved enough, that I’m not reaching a wide enough audience or that I’m not attacking an injustice enough.