Rockford Springs Community Church will present sound Biblical teaching in making disciples; worship the Lord in a Biblical, edifying and relevant manner; and devote itself to Christ by obedience and works of service, faith, and love.
As a mission station RSCC will reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ to the people of north Kent County; Provide ministries for evangelism, teaching, equipping, counseling and caring for the needs of our community with an adequate staff to direct these ministries; Utilize the multi-purpose ministry center on M-57 in Courtland Township for worship, fellowship and service. RSCC will continue construction in all phases necessary to fulfill the vision. One primary phase remains – a new auditorium for worship; And plant daughter churches in our region as the Lord provides and directs.(The Lord has enabled RSCC to complete three phases of its original IV Phase plan. The new auditorium was originally projected for 2010).
The most important thing in life is to enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. The mission of Rockford Springs Community Church is to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ and to provide a facility and fellowship for worship, ministry, and evangelism. If you are new to the neighborhood and looking for a Christian community where you can make new friends and deepen your relationship with Jesus, come and join us. If you are searching for God, you will be directed to him in His Word and in the person of His Son, Jesus. If you are looking for answers to the most important questions of your life, you will find them here. If you are looking for a fellowship where you can worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness with joy and thanksgiving, come and worship. If we can help you in any way or if you have any questions about the Bible or its teachings, please call us at 696-3656.
Morning worship begins at 9:30am and includes a blend of traditional and contemporary music. The Pastor presents his teachings directly from God’s Word. The messages are practical and relevant to our deepest needs as human beings, as we seek God and his purpose for our lives. Pastor takes time to give a special message to the children as well, and nursery is provided for infants and children to age four.
Our evening service begins at 5pm and includes a different message than the one delivered in the morning service.
Our Story: A Little History About Rockford Springs Community Church
Recognizing that many people would continue to make new homes in North Kent County, the visionary leaders and members of Spencer Mills Church (Gowen, Michigan) made plans to plant a daughter church in 1995.
In 1994, Bob West was called to be the “church-planter” for the new work. Bob, his wife, Peggy, and their children arrived on the field in August 1994. Bob began teaching the core group at Spencer Mills Church. The first worship service of Rockford Springs Community Church was held on Palm Sunday, 1995 at Sheridan Middle School in Rockford. Toward the end of 1995, the congregation changed the location of its meeting place to Jordan Chapel in Cedar Springs.
Bob West resigned in January 1996. The congregation called Louis Wislocki in April. He arrived to assume the work of the ministry with his wife, Josephine, and three of their children, Louis, Micah and Leah, on July 4.
On August 24, 1997, Rockford Springs Community Church organized as a separate congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
In 1997 the church purchased 10 acres on M-57. RSCC is grateful to the congregation of Spencer Mills Church for contributing $20,000 in matching funds for the purchase. The total cost was $37,000. Construction began on Phase I (entrance building) in August and was completed in February 1998. One hundred and twenty-eight attended the first service on March 1. Among them were thirteen first-time visitors. This worship service was one of the most exciting events in the life of the new church.
The increased attendance demanded the construction of Phase II, especially if the congregation desired to continue growing. Construction on Phase II (the main auditorium/activity center and classrooms) began in March 1999 and was completed on October 2, the same year. The first worship service in the new auditorium was attended by over two hundred.
Donald Osborn (the seller of our original parcel) gifted a two-acre parcel to the church in December 2001 increasing the church’s parcel to twelve acres.
The need for classroom space moved the congregation to begin construction on Phase III (Christian education wing). The project commenced in the summer of 2004 and was completed one year later, in time for the beginning of Sunday School and Family Night. It includes four large classrooms, a cadet workship, a youth room, and a spacious north entrance.
Louis Wislocki resigned in December of 2008. David Vander Meer was called by the congregation and arrived to assume the work of the ministry with his wife Carol on October 18, 2009.
The congregation is thankful to God for providing the funds and labor through believers in and outside of Rockford Springs Church. The Lord has continued to add to the church many gifted believers who now are part of the ministry of Rockford Springs Community Church.
The congregation looks forward to serving Christ in the community in many new ways and anticipates construction of a new worship auditorium in the Lord’s good time.