Take charge of your own growth and invite others into the process


OWNERSHIP is not the final step of our spiritual growth process, but rather a mark of your maturity as a Christ-follower. This step is in addition to weekly worship, community involvement and regular serving at Black Rock Church. At this stage you should be “owning” your own growth and inviting others into the process. 

This may involve attending a seminar, deeper Bible Study, going on a mission trip, attending a conference, participation in a local outreach, evangelism, discipleship etc. Check below for current Ownership opportunities. 

Women's Monday Night Bible Study | Starts January 14

This is a 1 1/2 hour discussion group that meets Monday evenings in the Conference Room at BRC Fairfield. It will focus on Scripture, using the John MacArthur Study guide on 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Titus (7:00 - 8:30 pm). Class size is limited to 40 committed students of the Word, so please register. The study guide may be ordered through christianbook.com.

Lesson 1 is due at the first meeting on January 14th.

Questions? Contact: Sherry Thorne at sst8975@icloud.com.

Preparing for Marriage Workshop | Starts February 20

Couples spend two months to two years planning the perfect wedding but many do not prepare for their lifetime together after the ceremony is over.

Whether you are engaged or seriously dating you are encouraged to participate in the "Preparing for Marriage" workshop. This workshop is made up of eight classes which cover topics such as; communication, finances, God’s design for marriage, sexuality etc. This workshop has helped over one hundred couples over the past ten years lay a solid foundation for a lifelong commitment and a lifetime of Christ-centered love.

The next workshop starts on February 20th and runs until April 10th.

This workshop will be held at a home in Shelton and each session will run from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Contact Bob Donovan at bdonovan@blackrock.org or 203-721-5272 for any questions.

There is a $100 registration fee per couple.

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 Fiday 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.

Contact bdonovan@blackrock.org to be added to the wait list.

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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