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General Church Ministries

Adult Bible Study Ministry

One of the most effective ways to connect with other believers in the Rock Springs family is to be a part of a small group. Involvement in a Small Group will allow you to:

• Build relationships that foster encouragement, prayer & ministry on a personal level…among friends who will know your name & accept you as you are.

• Grow in your faith through discipleship as God’s Word is shared with passion.

• Discover a sense of belonging as you find your place in the family.

One of the most important steps in your journey to belonging is to explore a small group Bible study & get connected to the family through the  Rock Springs Church Small Group Ministry.

Please download our latest classes brochures below:

Sunday Small Groups

Wednesday Nights

For questions concerning adult classes:
770.229.8663 ext. 109

Children's Ministry

Journey Kids Preschool K2 & K3

The beginning stages of spiritual development are the first steps of their "Journey" that will help children discover early on how much God loves them.  Our preschool staff allows kids to experience a safe, loving, and creative environment that instills Biblical concepts through age-specific learning.

Journey Kids JR. K4 & K5

The younger elementary children will engage in captivating environments filled with Bible lessons that will develop their faith, character, and purpose in life.  Every week will be a fun and exciting experience designed just for younger kids as they grow in learning more about God.

Journey Kids "BIG" 1st - 5th Grade

Journey Kids "BIG" will allow children to engage in captivating environments filled with Bible lessons that will develop their faith, character, and purpose in life.  Your child will get to experience and understand how to have a relationship with God.

Journey Kids QUEST: Mid Week Program Ages 2K - 5th Grade

Quest is our Small Group/Discipleship Program where kids search through the Word of God.  This program is designed for our kids to learn the importance of studying the Word of God and spending time with Jesus.  We have a team of Quest Leaders that will help your child through the expedition of life.

SONSHINE Kids "Special Needs Children"

Our goal is to help children with mental, physical, or learning disabilities develop their full spiritual potential, while at the same time allowing their family to be ministered to.

JourneyKids Registration

Tommy Holton, Children's Pastor 
Day: 770-229-8663, ext. 101 

Choir/Music Ministry

The Rock Springs choir is made up of over 140 people who love to worship the Lord through song. The strongest part of the choir is not necessarily the "music" but the prayer groups and prayer time we have every week. Prayer is the most important thing we do and it takes top priority over anything we can do. 

Our choir goes to many churches throughout the state of Georgia each year and performs for special events. Our prayer is that people will not so much remember Rock Springs Choir, but will remember the Lord and feel His presence in everything we do. 

Choir meets every Wednesday night at 7:00pm for rehearsal. Band/orchestra meet Sundays at 4:00pm. 


We are constantly recruiting choir members, as well as orchestra members. 
We also have a drama team for our Christmas Production. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys acting. 

Ricky Shepherd
770.229.8663 ext. 116

First Impression Ministries

To volunteer in any of these ministries contact:
Cameron Shiflett
770-229-8663 ext. 166

Greeters & Welcome Center 
You only have one chance to make a first impression. Studies show that a visitor’s decision on whether to return to a church again is made long before they ever hear the Pastor’s message. The Greeter Ministry at Rock Springs hopes everyone who visits our church feels a warm and friendly welcome. We hope they won’t be visitors, but members of our dynamic church. If you have a warm smile and enjoy meeting people, the Greeter Ministry may be the discipleship program you would like to consider. 


There is always a need for Greeters at the doors of each building around the grounds and inside the sanctuary to greet people as they enter. Greeters must also be knowledgeable of all the events at Rock Springs from the Sunday school classes to childcare and special events. Sign up sheets are usually at the Welcome Center or you can see Laura Perdichizzi. 

Laura Perdichizzi 

Usher Ministry 
Our usher team is vital in ensuring that each visitor and member who attends Rock Springs has a positive, uplifting experience. We greet and welcome all attenders and see that each is seated. 


Ushers are very much needed for all worship services and various special events. 

Sam Perdichizzi 

Parking & Security Ministry 
The Parking & Security team’s primary responsibility is to see that everyone who comes to Rock Springs Church has an adequate parking spot, has transportation via golf cart to and from the sanctuary and insure smooth flow of traffic both entering and exiting the property. They also accommodate anyone needing wheelchair assistance entering and exiting the sanctuary. 


Parking attendants are needed for all services and also Wednesday night security volunteers are needed. 

Sam Perdichizzi 
Kirk Welch 

Library Ministry

Our church library offers many titles to enhance your Christian Walk by informing, inspiring and deepening your devotion to Christ. Whether you’re interested in prayer, spiritual growth, discipleship (living in the Christian life), personal development, or life in the Spirit, we have resources by outstanding Christian authors such as Dr. Benny Tate, Max Lucado, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Charles Stanley, Billy Graham and others. 

The library also offers a large variety of fictional books all written by talented Christian authors who convey the values of faith, hope, family and community. 

The library has many children’s books, as well as an extensive collection of video cassette tapes and some DVD’s. 

We are open on Sunday mornings before and after Sunday school classes: 9:30 - 10:00 am - 10:30 am - 11:00am 

We are also open Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

Patricia McBride 

Nursery Ministry

The best foundation we can lay for the children of Rock Springs Church is the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. For too long nurseries have been part of church life simply because "somebody" has to take care of the infants and toddlers while their parents participate in worship services and classes. However, Rock Springs Nursery Ministry is an exciting and vital ministry. The nursery is just the beginning of leading a child to Jesus. Much of the work is hidden and the fruits of this ministry may take years to see, but God is faithful. 

Our mission at Rock Springs Church is to help children learn that they are made for God's own glory and to apply this purpose to their lives. We achieve this mission by praying for our children, using a God-centered curriculum to teach our children, and taking very seriously our jobs as role models and leaders of our children. 

Nursery classes are offered Sundays at 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am and 5:00pm for children ages birth through 3 years old. We also provide classes for 4 and 5 year olds during 5:00pm worship on Sunday. We ask that all parents of nursery children serve in the nursery on a rotating basis (once every other month). 

We look forward to serving the needs of your family at Rock Springs Church. 

Volunteer Caregivers are always needed and appreciated. If you would like to volunteer for this exciting ministry please complete a Volunteer Application which can be found at each nursery check-in station. 

View Parent Handbook (pdf)

Lori Holton 
Day: 770-229-8663 ext. 192 

Rock Springs Christian Academy

Pre School/Elementary & Middle School

Home of Ernie The Eagle!


Rock Springs Christian Academy seeks to provide a quality education with academic excellence from a Christ-centered and Bible-based perspective. We want to strive to have our children trained to develop and implement a consistently Biblical world and life view thoroughly equipping them to serve God in their divinely-given vocations.

Reaching tomorrow’s leaders

Structured for individuality


Academically strong

For more information or to schedule a tour please email or call:

Elementary School Director
Lee Nelson
Day: 678.692.0192

Middle School Director
Joyce Rowe
Day: 679.692.0602

Seniors Ministry

The Senior Adult ministry seeks to promote fellowship time, encouragement and involvement with Senior Adults who have retired from 55 on up. Our group is called the "S.T.A.R.S." (Seniors That Are Really Special). If you are interested in going on our monthly Senior Adult Trips, please watch the bulletin or the Powerpoint announcements and sign up at the Welcome Center. 


Sometimes our Seniors need a ride to the doctor and or hospital. Lawn Care, maintenance help around their homes, a ride to get out from time to time or visits occasionally from younger families are nice. Occasionally, a bus driver or a van driver is needed if we have a large sign up for a trip. 

Steve Pattison 
Day: 770-229-8663, ext. 112 
Night: 770-229-9433 

Student Ministries

Student Ministries 

What is Fuse?

Fuse is the student ministry of Rock Springs Church. We're dedicated to providing a place for students (6th-12th grade) to connect with God, with other students, and with older leaders that are dedicated to seeing students grow closer to Christ. 

We want to engage and reach youth culture, so no matter your background, Rock Springs has an environment each week for students to meet Christ and grow closer to Him. 

Stay in the Loop

You can get announcements and details at our website. You can be our friend and stay updated on our Facebook page, and you can even learn some cool stuff at our blog! If you just have general questions that aren't covered here, feel free to email us at and we'll get back to you. 

We'll see you at Fuse, and remember, bring a friend with you. It's too good not to share! 

Fuse Service Times: 

Wednesdays @7pm 

Sunday Mornings @10am (Sunday school) 

Sunday Evening @6pm (Fusion small groups) 

Men's Ministry

“The Men’s Ministry at Rock Springs Church is committed to building Godly character, integrity, and accountability into the lives of all men, and to encourage them to assume their spiritual role of leadership in the home, church, and the world.”

Men's Ministry Leader:
Larry Ballard

Circle of Faith

“Building Men, Young and Old, Breaking Strongholds”

Circle of Faith promotes spiritual growth and bonding among the men of Rock Springs Church by developing them to become strong, mature spiritual leaders and role models. 

 Special Worship music is provided by Homeward Bound Band with Joey Clark.

Meetings are held on Mondays from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.

Please contact Shannon Green for a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Circle of Faith – Couples for Christ

“Equally Yoked serving God and His Perfect Plan”

Leader: Shannon Green

Deacon's Ministry

For more information contact:
Ray Shaw, Chairman of the Deacons 

Usher's Ministry

Our usher team is vital in ensuring that each visitor and member who attends Rock Springs has a positive, uplifting experience. We greet and welcome all attenders and see that each is seated. 


Ushers are very much needed for all worship services and various special events. 

Brad Hicks

Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry Director:
Brenda Bell 

Single Mom's Ministry

Are you a Single Mom? 
Do you know a Single Mom who could use some encouragement? 

Come and fellowship with other single moms as you delve into God's Word. You'll learn just how special you are to God and how you can be confident in who God created you to be! Widowed, divorced, never married... all single moms are welcome! Come and be a part of this exciting new ministry! 

Teacher: Audrey Taylor 
Location: Butler Bldg. Room B-212 
Time: Sundays at 10am 

"Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16 

Women's Missionary Society

The ladies of the Women’s Missionary Society help aid and support missionaries within our denomination to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At present we help 19 missionaries monetarily each month. To raise funds we have several projects during the year including chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs, chocolate candy of different kinds, cards, cutlery, flavorings and the Chick-N-Q’s. The WMS is in charge of running the new Apples of Gold Gift Shop. Every penny made will go in some way to support missions. No matter if you are 12 or 102 you are welcome to come and get involved with a great organization for a great cause. 

WMS meets the 2nd Monday night each month at 7:00pm in the Choir Room 


Help is needed for the fund raising projects.

  • Chick-N-Q’s: Ladies to help serve plates and bring bake goods
  • Making and wrapping Easter eggs in February
  • Making and bagging candy-different times during the year
  • Volunteering to work in the Apples of Gold gift shop

Carole Mann 

Remnant Ministry

Remnant is a sewing ministry.  We primarily serve other ministries, as well as community services around the area.  All while teaching us, the body of Christ, to be the Titus 2 women God calls us to be. 

Some completed projects include pillow case dresses that were taken by missionaries to Arizona, and Cuba!  We have also made chemo caps for the Compassionate Hearts Ministry for cancer patients.

Remnant meets the 3rd Monday of each month outside Ernies located in the Branch Building at 6:30pm.

Leader: Charity Clear
(770) 467-9004

The Ruth Ministry

The Ruth Ministry is devoted to the care, support, and love for the widows in our church through Christian fellowship, activities, prayer, home visits, home repairs, and long lasting friendships. The Ruth Ministry is dedicated to serving our widows to ensure that their lives are vital to the body of Christ by helping them live fruitful and productive lives.


Leader:  Georgia Ann Smith

Jabbok Ministries

If you reach the woman, you reach the home, and if you reach the home you will reach the world” - Pam Jenkins

As a Bible Teacher and Jabbok Bible Studies author, Pam is a woman after God’s own heart. She is a committed mother, proud grandmother and makes her home in the small town of Griffin, GA. She understands the realities and hurt women are facing today and she is committed to present a clear and relevant message of Jesus Christ through his love for women of all ages. Pam is quickly becoming one of the most beloved Teachers of her day. She travels the globe with this one passion; to reach and impact every woman with the hope that is only found in Jesus. As the founder and president of Jabbok Ministires, Pam’s goal is to connect women in all walks of life with the saving message of Jesus Christ, and to encourage and equip them to become the woman He has purposed them to be.

Contact Jabbok Ministries for information on Women’s Conferences, Retreats, or Counseling.


Outreach Ministries

Medical Clinic

- Uninsured? 

- In need of help but nowhere to turn? 

- Sick and hurting but turned away when unable to pay? 

219 Rock Springs Road · Milner GA 30257
(678) 688-1950 

We are here to help you both physically and spiritually. The only cost is allowing the Ministry of Jesus Christ to touch your life. 

Sign-up sheet available at 8:00 A.M.
Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 2:30

For more information please visit our website:

The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness. 
Psalm 41:3

Ministry Leader:
Linda Taunton 

Impact Street Ministries

Impact Street Ministries

The Rock Springs Street Evangelism Ministry puts feet on the Gospel as we hit the streets of nearby communities in order to tell a lost and dying world of the Love of Christ. Along with one on one witnessing, praying with others, and providing gospel tracts, there are events scheduled periodically with a live worship band and a clear presentation of the Gospel. 


Volunteers are needed as follows:

  • Doing the foot work; Actually going out on foot, mostly on Saturdays, and ministering to people. This could involve a lot of different things.
  • Just simply talking to people, "breaking the ice"
  • Handing our tracts
  • Praying with people
  • Leading people to the Lord
  • Meeting with the local community church members and pastors and telling them about the ministry you are in
  • Announcing the next Street Event
  • Keeping in contact with those you lead to the Lord

Street Ministry Events (will include Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) 
Volunteers needed for: 
     Live worship (band) 
     Playing instruments 
     Getting food and supplies 
     Taking Pictures 
     Taking Video 
     Altar Workers 
     Praying with people 
     Getting information from people 

Ken Page 

Prayer Ministry

It is a church wide prayer time where we meet and pray over the needs of the church. 
The main focus is to pray over the Services each Sunday. This time of prayer consist of individuals through out the sanctuary praying privately or collectively at your discretion. 

We meet each Saturday at 5:00 in the Sanctuary where you can stay as long as you like. 


It is open to anyone who wants to come and pray. 

Ricky Shepherd

Prison Ministry

Working in the nursery is not the kind of ministry that everyone is cut out for; the same can be said for going into the prison. The men and women that we come in contact with are so hungry for the Father’s Love but many of them have no idea what love is, least of all from God the Father. Our desire is to bring them into the presence of the Holy Spirit where their hearts can open to God’s Love; softening them to the point of surrender to Jesus Christ. Going into the prison is a life changing experience for those of us on the ministry team, as well as the inmates. 

Ministry meeting is on the 2nd Sunday of each month in room 216 in the Branch. 


We need volunteers for the following evenings: 
Monday: Griffin Regional Youth Detention Center - Children 
Tuesday: Lamar County Jail- men and women 
2nd Tuesdays: West Central Prison - women 
Friday: Lamar County Jail- Pre-release Men 
1st & 3rd Saturdays: Jackson Diagnostic Center - Men 
Sunday: Al Burrus Correctional Center - men 
Sunday: Spalding County Jail - women 
Sunday: Spalding County Correctional Institute - men 

Ron Steege and Carla Beckom 

Nursing Home Ministry

We minister in the nursing homes and assisted living to those who need encouragement, fellowship and worship. Currently we minister on Saturdays and Sundays. The sign up sheets are available at the Welcome Center. Currently on Saturdays we have a service on the lst week of each month at Sunbridge in Griffin, the 2nd week we are at the Brightmoor in Griffin and the 3rd week at Heritage Inn in Barnesville. Sundays we have a service from 3-4pm at The Woods in Griffin and Autumn Village in Jackson. 


There are rotation spots available for the following: 
Bible Study Leader/Preaching 
Wheel Chair Rollers 
Room Prayer Visitor for those unable to get out of bed 

Steve Pattison 
Day: 770-229-8663, ext. 112 
Night: 770-229-9433 

Bus Ministry

The Bus Ministry exists in order to transport Youth and Adults on Sunday  mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Our goal is to extend our outreach and reach as many souls as possible for Christ.

Leader:  Keith Marchant

Specific Needs Ministries

12 Step Support Ministry

Our group is designed for all who have addiction problems. Currently our primary focus is on the disease of addiction to alcohol and drugs. We use the same Twelve Step Program as was developed in Alcoholics Anonymous in the late 30’s. The same basic programs have been used by millions of people around the world and found to be effective. Our program differs in the fact that we place high emphasis on the Spiritual aspect of the program. Our literature is written by Christians in recovery and has biblical references throughout. All who have addictions to anything harmful to them are invited to attend. We highly stress personal anonymity because no one needs to know who attends. We are an informal discussion group focusing on the positive aspects of recovery. We believe in encouragement, not discouragement. The attendees will never be talked down to or made to feel uncomfortable in any way. There are no requirements for membership except a desire to change. We have long time experience in recovery and of working with people in recovery. 

We meet every Thursday night at 7:30pm in the Hope House. Our meeting usually last until 9:00pm. We also have a family support group that meets at the same time in a different room. Addiction affects the whole family, and many times the family members need support for themselves. All family members are invited to attend this meeting. 

Ray Bitrick 
Day: 770-827-6361 

Christian Counseling

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.  Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand. - Proverbs 19:20-21

OUR MISSION: To provide solid counseling from a biblical perspective that helps ensure a well-balanced life, and bring hope and encouragement to those desiring to live life more abundantly.

OUR PURPOSE: To provide hope for a renewed spirit.

OUR PLEDGE: To assist individuals in understanding their personal trials and find peace in the midst of conflict.

The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
Matthew 6:22

Dr. Carole R. Thomason, LCC

Linda Lequire, LCC

Jeremiah's Promise

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah’s Promise is an Autism Support Group for families affected by Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This Rock Springs ministry began in October of 2011 and meets at the chapel every third Thursday at 7:00pm.
Our purpose is to minister and support these families and to: Encourage, Enlighten, Educate, Inspire and Empower them. God’s word is shared at each meeting as the greatest encourager and inspiration for hope.
Presently the group is developing a resource guide so that we can effectively help local families find the help they need.
This is the only known Autism Support Group in the area and welcome any and every family.
The number of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders is rapidly growing and it is a published fact that 1 in 110 children are on the Autism Spectrum. We are advocates for our children and for all children on the Autism Spectrum…who knows, the child who appears to be misbehaving may just have a special need…we just can’t tell by how they look on the outside!
We claim Jeremiah 29:11 as a promise from God for us and for our children!

Compassionate Hearts

Compassionate Hearts is a Cancer Support Group that consists of cancer survivors, cancer patients (those in treatments and those just finding out). We also have members who have lost love ones to cancer or have love ones with cancer. 

Cancer patients that we are aware of are given a blanket or bear and a gift basket. They will receive cards from the group off and on during their treatment to help encourage them and just let them know we are there. If they need help with meals and household chores and transportation, we have groups that help with these things too. If you just need someone to talk to we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lots of prayers are sent up for all of the people that we know that have cancer and the family of cancer patients. 

We meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the Hope House. At the meeting you are free to talk about anything you feel like talking about, or you can just sit quietly. 

Rodney Harris 
Day: 678-462-3365

Hospitality Ministry

There are times when meals are needed for church members who are sick or have been released from the hospital. We try to provide help for these families for as long as needed. We also provide food for church members who have lost loved ones in their immediate family. This is a difficult time, as we all know. 


Call Betty Jo Betz for the details 

Betty Jo Betz 
Day: 770-229-8663 ext. 106
Night: 770-228-0452 

Potter's House Ministry

For more information, please visit 

The Potter’s House is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation, dedicated to helping women that have had dysfunctional lives. It is a Christian discipleship program rather than a drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation program. The Word of God tells us that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds; therefore, our purpose at the Potter’s House is to teach the ladies the truths of the Bible and allow God’s thoughts to replace the old patterns of stinking thinking. For six months, the ladies are immersed in the Word of God, in prayer, and in Christian fellowship with many people from many different churches. They truly are transformed as the Lord works daily in their lives, shaping and molding them into the image of Christ. 

Our program is totally free to the residents; everything is furnished and paid for by God’s people in different churches. However, after the first six months, the ladies can stay an additional six months, at which time we will help them get a job and a vehicle. Someone works with them to open up a checking and savings account and set up a budget. They are required, during this phase, to tithe 10%, to pay 10% rent , and to keep only enough money to buy their necessities. The rest must go into a savings account to be used when they move out. Through all this process, our ladies are prepared to become productive citizens in our society. 

The ladies have a meeting with the housemother each morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Then from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm the ladies have an exhaustive Bible study time with the founder of the Potter’s House. 


  • We are always in need of food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, sugar, coffee, etc.
  • We are always in need of money to help meet the monthly expenses
  • We need volunteers to take ladies to appointments
  • We could really use gas cards (it takes 3 vehicles to transport all of them)
  • We are many times in need of used vehicles for the ladies in 2nd phase
  • We sometimes need apartment homes for our ladies to live in when they graduate
  • We need Bibles for new ladies, especially the Life Application NIV
  • We need volunteers to handle birthdays for the ladies
  • We need volunteers to make baskets for new ladies as they arrive at the Potter's House
  • We could use a volunteer to take our "Esther of the Month" out to lunch and Wal-Mart

Cherrie Burdeshaw 
Day & Night: 770-229-4633 


Mission Ministries

Rock Springs Global Outreach

Our goal is to follow the words of Christ in Acts 1:8 and be a witness for him to the uttermost parts of the world.

 Our work has included medical clinics, food distribution, women’s conference, VBS, and construction work.

God has guided and protected us as we have traveled to Haiti, Amazon River in Brazil, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Navajo Indian Reservation, West Virginia , and Kentucky. 

We are excited about our future trips as God continues to open the doors for us to take His word to the lost. If you would like to get involved with one of our future trips please contact our Mission Director Don Mapp.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?


Leader: Don Mapp
(770) 468-4481