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Welcome to Rock!

Junior High School Ministries

We're glad you found us! We are a group of over 150 students in grades 6, 7, and 8, from more than 13 different schools (including homeschools).

Our goal is to bring glory and honor to our Lord and King:
  • through solid teaching and instruction from the Bible

  • by providing opportunities that challenge students to grow in their faith, and to serve and love others

  • through fellowship, learning, and having fun together

We meet together for:
  • Sunday School - on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

  • Discipleship Groups - on Wednesday nights throughout the school year, normally at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

  • Events - we do many fun, relationship-building activities throughout the year

Please look through our web pages for information about where and when we meet, resources for parents, photos from past events, how to get involved, and more! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Student Ministries at 925-627-4417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5

Welcome to Rock!

Junior High School Ministries

We're glad you found us! We are a group of over 150 students in grades 6, 7, and 8, from more than 13 different schools (including homeschools).

Our goal is to bring glory and honor to our Lord and King:
  • through solid teaching and instruction from the Bible

  • by providing opportunities that challenge students to grow in their faith, and to serve and love others

  • through fellowship, learning, and having fun together

We meet together for:
  • Sunday School - on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

  • Discipleship Groups - on Wednesday nights throughout the school year, normally at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

  • Events - we do many fun, relationship-building activities throughout the year

Please look through our web pages for information about where and when we meet, resources for parents, photos from past events, how to get involved, and more! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Student Ministries at 925-627-4417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5

Sky High Sports

Oct 3 | 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. | Cost: $11.00

Come on out for some big fun on the trampoline! Students (and volunteers) will jump from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Students will be given a snack and a water bottle when they arrive (to be eaten before entering Sky High).

Drop off and pick up are at:

Sky High Sports
1631 Challenge Dr.
Concord, 94520
(925) 682-5867 (JUMP)

Student Information
  • Students must wear laced shoes (no sandals or flip-flops).

  • Students must submit a signed Annual Permission Form (once per school year). Contact Lisa Wagstaffe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you don't remember if you've submitted a 2014-2015 APF.

  • If your child attended Summer Daze, they don't need to turn in a new Sky High Form, but if your child did not attend Summer Daze you will need to download the  Sky High Waiver here. The Annual Permission Form is due by Tuesday, September 30. You can download the 2014-2015 APF here. Please drop all necessary forms off in the Student Ministries drop box in the Chapel, or at the Student Ministries Office. Do not bring these forms with you to the event.

Volunteers
Registration

Your student must be registered in order to participate. Registration is NOT COMPLETE without both forms. 

Registration is now open. Click here to register!

 

Click on an event for the details.

 

 

 

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Eric Davis
Junior High Director
Assistant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eric has been teaching Junior High students in the Bay Area since 2001, in both public and private schools. He has a passion for students in these formative years to feel loved, and to find their identity in who the Bible says they are. Eric has been married to his wife since 2000, and is also a daddy. In his free time Eric likes traveling to Disneyland, Maui, and various historical places. He loves watching movies, reading, and laughing.

 

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Sammy Barton
Assistant Junior High Director
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Sammy has been attending NorthCreek Church since he was a toddler, and eventually met the Lord as a freshman in Flock. After high school, Sammy served as a DG Leader in Rock and eventually took the position of Assistant Director in the summer of 2013. He is passionate about helping students to understand, love, and be compelled by the truth of the Gospel. In addition to serving in Rock, Sammy also works as a musical instrument repair technician in Lafayette. Sammy and his wife, Kori, were married in February 2014.

 

Discipleship Groups

September-May | Wednesday Nights

Discipleship Groups meet together for Biblical instruction, fellowship, and relationship building.
Click here for information about junior high DGs!

Be a Discipleship Group Leader!

Position Description | Application

Are you interested in:

  • Proclaiming God's truth to the next generation?

  • Living out your faith and being an example to others?

  • Filling a true need within the church?

Then be a part of our volunteer staff that ministers to middle-schoolers. We have a great group of students who are hungry to know the One who loves them the most. Many of them are making huge decisions about what they believe right now and, as you know, the world is sending them a very different message. Now, more than ever, they need to know the truth.

Praise the Lord, because come September, we're anticipating over 150 students participating in our Discipleship Groups. Obviously we will need to have parents/adults in place to help co-lead these groups before they start. Please prayerfully consider being a part of a team who loves the Lord and desires to serve Him by overseeing and inspiring these students to fall passionately in love with Him. With this many students participating, we will need about 40 adults.

We're looking for committed individuals who strive to serve our Lord by proclaiming and living out His truth before our students. Will it be easy? No. Will it take work? Yes. Do we have any fun? Yes. Will it be inconvenient at times? Yes. Will you be alone? No (we typically work in teams of 2-3 adults, who oversee 8-12 students). Is there training? Yes. Can you squeeze this into your busy schedule? Probably not... but then again, what's more important?

 

To read through our Discipleship Group Leader Information, please click the blue button on the right. Click here to read our DG Leader Information.

 

 
Ready to Serve on Staff?

Please be sure you've carefully read through our Discipleship Group Leader Information (click here to read now). If you're at all interested in serving, or you'd like more information first, please don't hesitate to contact Eric Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you are ready to make the commitment to serve as a Discipleship Group Leader:

Click here to submit your Volunteer Staff Application!

 

 

Be a Chaperone Driver!

Various opportunities throughout the year | Events can't happen without YOU!

Want to help us make off-campus events possible? Then consider being a Chaperone Driver for one or more events. Our Chaperone Drivers serve as chaperones during events, so if you drive students, we ask that you stay and hang out with them as well.

If you can be a Chaperone Driver at least once, please:
  1. Submit a Motor Vehicle Release Form to the Student Ministries Office. This form is required ONLY ONCE for all volunteer drivers at NorthCreek Church.

  2. Fill out a Volunteer Driver Qualification Form. Once you know which event you'd like to drive for, please fill out your portion of this form, then bring it with you when you check in for that event. Or, just fill one out at the event check-in on the day of.

  3. Let us know you can help out. Just indicate that you can drive for an event on your student's online registration form. Or, if you are not registering a student, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you can help.

  4. If you've volunteered, please assume you are driving unless you hear otherwise from us. Generally, a confirmation email with driving details will go out the day before an event (or earlier).

 

Event Photos

Click on the links below to view photos for each event:

ReFlect Retreat

March 28-30, 2014

Click here (post-camp video)

Winter Escape

February 1-3, 2013

Click here (Lee's photos)

Click here (Shane's photos)

Click here (YouTube Video)

Broomball

November 9, 2012

Click here

 

*****Media coming soon*****

What Parents Should Know About Rock

Is your son or daughter in (or soon entering) junior high school? Here's what you should know about Junior High Ministries at NorthCreek Church!

What is Rock?

Rock is NorthCreek Church's ministry to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their parents. We are not here to replace the role of the parent (the primary discipler of your student), but our desire is to partner with you in an effort to train, teach, and equip students in the Word of God with the purpose of encouraging a deep and sincere love for Christ.

 

What can we as parents expect from Rock?

Here's what you can expect from us:

Sound, biblical teaching in our Discipleship Group program, as well as at our many yearly events that involve teaching from God's Word.

Opportunities for students to grow in their faith with other believers, both peers and adults.

A staff that cares about your students and desires that they know our Lord in a saving way.

Good communication that fosters a team spirit with parents. We send out a weekly email to keep in touch with you about upcoming events, deadlines, and other helpful info.

 

Are there any forms I should fill out?

Yes. Here are the important forms:

Annual Permission Form
The best way for us to know that your student is in junior high is through the APF. This form is required in order for your student to be driven in a vehicle by anyone other than you, their parent. It also provides our staff with necessary medical info. in the event of an emergency.

Plan to fill a new one out in May of each year, and drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the 2013-2014 Annual Permission Form now!

 

Motor Vehicle Release Form
This form is required for all of our Volunteer Drivers only once. It would be impossible for us to support our off-campus events without volunteers to drive, so please consider serving Rock in this way!

You may drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the Motor Vehicle Release Form now!

 

How can I get involved?

There are several ways that YOU, the parent, can get involved with this ministry to your student:

Become a Volunteer Driver!
Drivers are needed to transport students to all our off-campus events. We can't support off-campus events without our drivers. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Become a Discipleship Group Leader!
Each year, we have around 40 DG co-leaders walking our students through the Bible. It would be impossible to teach all of our students without dedicated leaders like you. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Help us chaperone, set up, and clean up!
There are various events each year that require help to pull off. We will let you know about these needs via our weekly email and our event web pages.

 

 

 

Recommended Reading for Parents

Let's face it, good parenting is not an easy task and we can use all the help we can get. In addition to God's Word (which is by far the best manual on parenting!), here is a list of other books that help unpack and focus our attention on the biblical truths necessary for raising a child in the ways of our Lord. For your convenience, all of these books should be available for purchase in our NorthCreek Church Bookstore.

Gospel-Powered Parenting

By William P. Farley (ISBN 978-1-59638-135-3)