Family Ministries – RH Costa Mesa

Family Ministries

We desire to grow spiritually healthy families by awakening and championing parents in their roles as the primary nurturers of their kids’ faith. As a church we desire to play a supportive role to parents in that process and believe that it is only by partnering with the Holy Spirit that true transformation takes place. We believe this kind of strong family unit points to Jesus in compelling ways where not only we’ll be changed, but others around us could as well.

Weekends

Each weekend at RHCM, our kids and youth also gather to worship Jesus and to respond to Him.

Kids Ministry [Birth – 5th Grade] at 9am, 11am

Middle School at 11am*

High School at 7pm in the Main Service

*Middle School services happen at across the street 3095 Red Hill Ave.

RHCM Families

We believe that to grow spiritually healthy families, parents must be equipped to be the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith (Deuteronomy 6), that the faith community needs to play a supportive role in this endeavor (Ephesians 4), and that we must remain dependent on the Holy Spirit to bring about spiritual growth and formation when and as he chooses (Philippians 2:13).

Kids Ministry

We have children’s service available for Infants – 5th graders down the families hall at the 9am and 11am services. We use a curriculum called TRU, which is a dynamic, spiritually-forming, and family-empowered ministry philosophy that offers a vibrant weekend experience, as well as other family resources that meet the specific needs of today’s generation. The resources we have for Families are called Homefront, which is where parents are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith. There is a Homefront Magazine which comes out at the beginning of each month, and the Homefront Weekly which is a weekly resource for parent’s to use to talk with their kids about what they learned. We also have multiple connecting events throughout the year for the Families. 4th & 5th graders (also known as Upper Elementary) meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 345 Fischer to dive deeper into relationship with each other and God. They also have winter camp in January and a summer camp in July. Summer Camp is also open to incoming 3rd graders as well.

Middle School Ministry

ROCKHARBOR Middle School is for 6th-8th graders. Each Sunday our middle school students gather to pursue relationship with mentor leaders, each other, and most importantly, God. They meet at 11am across the street at our offices/student center (3095 Red Hill Avenue). These mornings are a catapult to Wednesday evening Life Group gatherings where students dive deeper into relationship and the Scriptures.
For more information about ROCKHARBOR Middle School, email our Middle School Pastor, Stevy York or follow us on Instagram or send us an email.

High School Ministry

ROCKHARBOR High School is a family of youth learning to practice the way of Jesus in our everyday lives. It is our desire for youth to have a place to belong, the freedom to wrestle with truth, and experience God. We do this by gathering as a church on Sundays and in Life Groups throughout the week, serving in our communities, and getting away— all while having an absolute blast! We gather during our 7pm celebration service in the Centre. We encourage students whose families attend another service to volunteer at that service and then return for our evening gathering.
For more information about ROCKHARBOR High School, email our High School Pastor, Kevin Zimmerman or follow us on Instagram or send us an email.

Volunteering in Families Ministry

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the above ministries, we always need consistent people whether to hold babies in the nursery, lead a small group for elementary aged kids, or mentor a group from our Youth Ministries. You can apply here. After filling out an application, we process it and screen your background check, and then you have a 1-hour interview/training session with the Ministry Director of the age group you choose. Email Heather with any questions.

Spiritual Parenting Class

Spiritual Parenting is an interactive series that empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children’s faith and teaches them how to create a home environment God can use to work in their children’s lives. Families will be transformed as they learn how to create space for God-encounters in everyday life. We have childcare available, and it usually runs $20-$30 depending on the course type. We run these courses twice year, once in Fall and once in Spring. Go to rockharbor.org to get the dates or email Heather Magnuson.

Child Dedications

Child Dedication is a public sign that parents are seeking to bring their children up in the ways of Christ, set them apart, and present them to God. By dedicating a child, a parent vows to do all he or she can to set apart the child until the child can make a choice to follow Jesus. It is MANDATORY that you attend a Child Dedications Class before dedicating your Child at ROCKHARBOR. We hold our dedications on a Saturday, a couple weeks following our Child Dedications Class. Each Family that is dedicating their child is allowed an allotted number of guests (we encourage you to invite your faith community). You have the opportunity to invite your family and friends to pray over your child, while you state your Family Mission Statement in public.

Any questions about the above, please contact the RHCM Families Pastor, Danielle Csergei.