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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

To give glory to God by making disciples who make disciples: starting with our neighbors and extending to all nations.


Our Values


  • BIBLICAL PREACHING: explanatory and application-oriented (2 Timothy 4:1-4)
  • PASSIONATE WORSHIP: spirit and truth (John 4:23-24)

  • FERVENT PRAYER: dependent and expectant (Eph 6:18-21)

  • BOLD EVANGELISM: strategic and focused (Acts 4:29, 9:28)

  • COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS: intentional and accountable (Acts 2:42-47)


What is a disciple?

A disciple is one who makes the most of their time to become more and more like Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

Therefore, as a disciple of Christ the way you use your time is critical.  At Rock Island Bible Church we believe there are 5 key ways to make the best use of your time and grow as a disciple.

We call this the 5G life.  


1) GOD TIME. A disciple sets aside time each day to pursue God through His word and prayer. (Psalm 84:10-11; Mark 1:35)

2) GATHER TIME. A disciple joins God's family in weekly worship. (Col 3:16; Heb 10:24-25)

3) GROUP TIME. A disciple commits to consistent growth and accountability in a small community of other believers. (Acts 2:42-47)

4) GIVE TIME. A disciple decides to sacrifice what God has given them to serve others. (1 Pet 4:10-11) 

5) GO TIME. A disciple boldly spreads the Gospel locally and globally. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)


As you spend your time in these ways we believe you will:

  • grow in your dependence upon God,
  • grow in community with the people of God, and
  • grow in your hunger to see the mission of God spread through your life.