Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
ROC was planted by Royal Oak Missionary Church, which previously met in the same location. Royal Oak Missionary Church had roots going back to the early 1920's. Beginning in 2015, church leaders had a vision to plant a new church in the existing location. In late 2016, the congregation voted to plant a new church in the fall of September 2017.
Many of the former members of Royal Oak Missionary Church were a part of the core group who launched ROC, along with other people and families who wanted to be a part of the new church which officially launched on September 24th, 2017.
The church is located in downtown Royal Oak in one of the most popular spots in the state of Michigan. The church is totally debt-free off and prior to the launch underwent nearly a half a million dollars in renovations.
The Church's mission is to make ROC a center of spiritual growth in downtown Royal Oak. It invites people of all backgrounds into a relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. ROC is family-friendly and focused on reaching today's generation but is open to all ages and backgrounds.
Many exciting ministries and events are planned for the years to come. The church is historical in its teaching but cutting-edge in its ministry to the community. We invite you to a be a part of this great new chapter of spiritual renewal in Royal Oak and our surrounding communities. Our passion is reaching ordinary, everyday people for the gospel of Jesus Christ and having an impact in our community and around the world.
The best days are yet to come and we invite you to be a part of it!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Using Scripture as our authority, the Royal Oak Church is committed to this basic statement of faith:
There is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).
He is God incarnate, yet human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was bodily resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is assuredly coming in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of men (John 1:1, 14; Titus 2:11-14).
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believers (John 16:7,8, 12-15).
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and thus authoritative in all matters it addresses (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the penitent, makes him a partaker of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We believe in the invisible and universal Church as an organism. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24).
We believe the Christian ordinances are two: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:36; 1 Corinthians 11:24-34).