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The ROCK Student Ministry worships at old jail

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc.

The ROCK Student Ministry is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Madison. According to its mission statement: “The ROCK Student Ministry exists to worship God by evangelizing lost students, fellowshipping as God's people, growing in faith through discipleship, and helping youth discover their role in ministry.” The Rock Student ministry is geared toward youth in grades 6 to 12.

The ROCK Student Ministry gained its name (and purpose) from Matthew 7:24 (Jesus said) “Therefore everyone who hears these words of  mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.”

During the school year, the youth meet in “The ROCK” – the old Madison County Jail, which the church has converted into a very functional, impressive youth building.

The old jail was built in 1888, and was used to house inmates until the early 1950s.

Youth pastor Aaron Hale has been working with several couples to organize a set of home groups for the summer series -  “Pierced by the Word” by John Piper. The summer schedule begans Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. the meeting dates and locations are: June 7 at Heath and Becky Driggers’ home; June 14 at Ray and Sarah Pike’s house; June 21 at the church during Vacation Bible School, and June 28 at Pastor Gabe and Andrea Krell’s home.

First Baptist Church is located at 134 SW Meeting Ave., in Madison.

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