friendship ministries

Israel Antione

Friendship Ministries


Mission Statement

I will honor God by being an overseer of Free Within, Honey from the Rock, Connections, Evangelism, Outreach/Events, and Salvation/Follow up.  I will work diligently to lead by example, growing in my personal walk and work ethic.  I will glorify God by sharing with others my belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of the world, as well as my belief of the Bible in its entirety and that the gospel of Christ is the power unto salvation to them that believe.


Proverbs 27:17

“As iron sharpens iron, so one sharpens another”


For more information or to get involved contact israel@therocknewark.org


Common Ground Ministry


Mission Statement

We will honor God by seeking to assist regular attendees in developing and maintaining a healthy, vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the church body in a practical, personal and purposeful way.


-- Common Care -  New Visitors/regular Attendees


+ Welcoming visitors and getting their contact information for follow-up calls

+ Contacting those who have not been in attendance

+ Keeping the body connected to resources and events affiliated with the church

+ Visiting people who are sick in the hospital, at home, or in otherwise unable to attend church service

+ Meeting up individually outside the church for personal care

+ Planning a meaningful send-off for those who have been a part of the local body and are transitioning out of the fellowship


-- Common Mission – Visiting and Supporting Ministries


+ Show hospitality through providing access to food, fellowship and local entertainment

+ Extending a thank you for the support and service provided (ex. card, photo, video or something tangible as a personal memory of their visit with us)

+ Keeping the connection alive through periodic calls, notes, and or invitations to collaborate in future events


-- Common Fellowship  - Events


+ Planning events that provide a way for body to connect and get to know each other more intimately


Philippians 2:1-4

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interest of others.


For more information or to get involved contact michelle@therocknewark.org


Salvation Follow Up Ministry


Mission Statement

We will honor God by walking alongside those who have just accepted Christ, teaching along the way with patience and speaking the truth in love. We will maintain open communication alongside the Connections Ministry to help new converts grow in their walk.


1 Thessalonians 5:9

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Youth and Adult Detention Centers Ministry - Free Within


Mission Statement

We will honor God by visiting the Youth Detention Center and presenting and helping represent the gospel of Jesus Christ, that He was raised from the dead by God the Father, and is active and personable today through the Holy Spirit.


We will glorify God by consistently teaching the doctrines, stories, and principles of the Bible. We also aim to have discussion and discourse on issues relevant to the youth, and show them how to apply biblical wisdom in their own lives.


Matthew 9:12-13

12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."


Outreach/Events Ministry


Mission Statement

We are commissioned by Jesus to “GO” being His hands and feet to reach the world with the truth of the gospel. It is our desire to use our various gifts, talents and abilities to make Christ known – whether in our church building or abroad.


Romans 10:15

…”How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”


For more information or to get involved contact brookes@therocknewark.org.


Pantry- Honey from The Rock- Coming Soon


Evangelism Ministry


Mission Statement

We will seek to share the unaltered Gospel of Christ and seek to do it effectively. We will ensure that those who join the team are properly trained and comfortable and truly believe what we are teaching.


1 Corinthians 9:22

to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.


For more information or to get involved contact israel@therocknewark.org


Community Relations- Coming Soon

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