I Have a Friend Who...

Resources to support your growth during our Fall sermon series

During each week of our Fall sermon series, "I Have a Friend Who...", helpful print, media or local resources will be available at our Resource Center and right here to guide you through a deeper look into these important topics.

...Has a Marriage that is Falling Apart

Book Recommendations (also available at Resource Center)


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman


Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? by Gary Thomas


2019 HEART OF MARRIAGE RETREATS

Building off our highly successful Heart of Marriage retreat earlier this year, Black Rock is pleased to offer this marriage-strengthening experience once again. Whether you are married 3 months or 30 years, a marriage can only grow by investing in it. Join Bob and Karen Donovan and other Black Rock couples at the beautifully renovated Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall CT. We will re-center ourselves on what truly matters in marriage—connection to God’s heart and connection to your spouse’s heart.


January 18-19, 2019 | 1-Night Retreat

This 1-night retreat begins Friday evening, January 18, 2019, at 7:30 pm, with departure at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, after dinner. Offered at an incredibly affordable price of $99 per couple, it includes 1 night lodging and 3 meals on Saturday.

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April 5-7, 2019 | 2-Night Retreat

The 2-night retreat builds off similar concepts and materials as presented in the January 1-night retreat, only more in-depth. It begins Friday evening, April 5, 2019, at 7:30 pm and departure is at 1:00 pm on Sunday. April 7. The cost of this retreat is $169 per couple and includes 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. Please note: if you already attended the 1-night Heart of Marriage retreat, there is no need to attend the 2-night retreat since the material is similar.

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For more information on our Marriage Ministry, contact Bob Donovan at 203-255-3401 ext. 113 or bdonovan@blackrock.org

...Has a Secret

Would you like to speak with a pastor about a something that’s weighing you down?

Text the word TALK to 203-275-0035 and someone from the pastoral staff will follow up with you.


Available at the Resource Center

• Surrender Devotional | use this 10-minute devotional yourself or pass along to a friend

• Professional Counselor Resource List | listing of local area Christian counselors

My Heart Christ's Home article


Visit our Prayer Room on Sunday

Our prayer team is equipped and ready to build you up by praying with you as you seek to help your friend and grow in these areas. Prayer does wonders for encouraging us to step out in faith so take advantage of this opportunity to gain some strength.


Social Media

Continue the conversation, ask questions and learn more about these topics throughout the week on our social media.

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter


Give our playlist a listen on Spotify (blackrockchurch)

During this sermon series, we are curating a music playlist designed to inspire your continued growth. Keep checking in each week as we keep selecting new music for your enjoyment. Listen Now


Living Free Groups

Being surrounded with others on the journey to healing from past hurts and secrets is how God intends the church to live. Thursday evening Living Free groups are a safe place to experience authentic community and restoration from wounds like anxiety, abuse or loss. Check out brc.church/community to connect with a group facilitator today.

...Doesn't Believe in God

Doubt. The Meaning of Life. Mortality. Morality.  

Whether you or a friend wrestles with these questions, we want to encourage you to take advantage of the following resources that will help you explore these topics further:


Visit our Prayer Room

Our prayer team is equipped and ready to build you up by praying with you as you seek to grow in these areas. Prayer does wonders for encouraging us to step out in faith so take advantage of this opportunity to gain some strength. 


Book Recommendation | Also available at our Resource Center

Reason for God by Tim Keller

7 Wonders: Life's most basic questions. Free booklet available at our Resource Center


Follow us on Social Media

Continue the conversation, ask questions and learn more about these topics throughout the week on our social media. 

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter


Give our playlist a listen on Spotify

During this sermon series, we are curating a music playlist designed to inspire your continued growth. Keep checking in each week as we continue to select new music for your enjoyment.  Listen Now

...Wonders if Prayer is a Waste of Time

BOOK Recommendation:

A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller


MUSIC for inspiration

Prayer playlist on blackrockchurch Spotify


“I Will Look Up” — artist: Elevation Worship // album: Only King Forever
"All the worries of this world, I will lay them at Your feet”

“Holy, Holy, Holy” — artist: Shane & Shane // album: Hymns, Vol. 1
“…Lord God, Almighty, early in the morning our song will rise to Thee”

“O Great God” — artist: Keswick // album: Really Worship: Live From The Keswick Convention 
 "O great God of highest heaven, Occupy my lowly heart”

“The Lord’s Prayer” — artist: Hillsong Worship // album: There Is More
 “...Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth, As it is in Heaven”

“Run After You” — artist: Monique Terez // album: Your Love
 “…So wherever You lead, I will go"