Welcome to Rockbridge Community COTN!
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at RCCN a great one! Below you can read a little bit about who we are.

The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples among the nations.

Here at RCCN, we are a family of believers, seeking to illuminate the love of God for the people of Rockbridge County and beyond. We desire to experience God in a real and relevant way, and to extend that experience of grace through God's thumbprint on each life we encounter. 

Here at RCCN, we are a family of believers, seeking to illuminate the light of God through experiencing His presence in our lives and the thumbprint He places on each of us. We desire to reach out and love as He loves. This is what family does and what family is. 

Here at RCCN, we believe that God wants us to place His thumbprint on the community of Rockbridge County and all those we meet. We are a family that desires to bring glory to God and minister to our community.

Here at RCCN, it is our desire to be a community of believers who extend God's thumbprint on each person we encounter, and to be a light in a dark place. 

Here at RCCN, we believe that God is at work in each of us and in our community. We desire to place God's thumbprint on the County of Rockbridge and beyond. It is our greatest blessing to be a family of believers who strive to honor and glorify God in all we do!

We do this by being a people of prayer in and for the community. We are committed to compassionate service and dedicated to the pursuit of holiness.


... A People of Prayer ...

We believe in the power of prayer as a means of accomplishing God's will on earth. Prayer is an essential part of everything we do. It is the means by which we communicate our needs and desires to God, and the means by which we listen submit ourselves to the will of God.

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... IN and FOR the Community ...

It is our joy to be enmeshed in the events and life of the community. Our ministry efforts are driven by a desire to ease burdens and in as many ways as possible make life better for our community, both physically and spiritually.

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... Committed to Compassionate Service ...

Our love for others drives us to show compassion and to demonstrate that compassion through serving others. It is the desire of our hearts, individually and collectively, that we bring forth on earth the love, mercy, and justice of God's Kingdom here on earth as we await its ultimate fulfillment.

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... Dedicated to the Pursuit of Holiness

Holiness refers to that which is "set apart", but specifically refers to things set apart for divine purpose. A pursuit of true holiness does not cause us to put on airs or act superior, but rather it drives us to become more and more like Christ--not only in His sinlessness but, more importantly, in His love and in His zeal for restoring people to God.

"We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts, cleanses, fills, and empowers us as the grace of God transforms us day by day into a people of love, spiritual discipline, ethical and moral purity, compassion, and justice."--nazarene.org/core-values

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