Rock Springs UMC

Rock Springs UMC


Our Mission is centered around "The Great Commission": Matthew 28:19

Our Vision is: "Each One Reach One for Kingdom Building"


We are a small membership suburban church surrounded by the Mall of Georgia area.  We have one relaxed traditional service.  We are actively involved in the local mission field.  The congregation make-up is Anglo and older.  We have a few youth, a Pre-School Program and we are looking at revitalizing our Children's Ministry.

Unique Opportunities for Service

We have opportunities with our Youth. We have vital outreach ministries including the Lawrenceville Co-op, Nothing But the Truth and other service oriented ministries, and we are connectional with our local elementary school.

Site NameRock Springs UMC
DenominationUnited Methodist Church
Location TypeSuburban
Worship AttendanceUnder 100
Worship Times

Sunday: 11 a.m.

Stipend?Yes, to be discussed.
Distance from CandlerApproximately 30 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes, we are handicap accessible
Accessible via public transportation?No, a vehicle is advised
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?The current pastor is a woman, and most of our laity leaders are women.

Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Evening: UMYF
  • Wednesday Evening: Choir Practice 
  • Events:
    • Walk Thru Bethlehem
    • Annual Meet and Greet
    • Other ongoing events are shared on our website

Our biggest events are Walk Thru Bethlehem and our Annual Meet and Greet, coupled with other outreach pieces.

Meeting the Five Areas of Ministry

Administration: The student can connect with our Council on Ministries and would be expected to attend those monthly meetings. The student would be able to participate in staff meetings.

Liturgy (Worship and Preaching): The student would have the opportunity to preach, pray, and serve as liturgist and offer creativity with altar preparation.

Mission and Outreach: The student would work with our youth closely on any outreach efforts currently going on and have the ability to create new opportunities to connect our youth and church with the local and global community.

Pastoral Calling and Congregational Care: The student would be able to participate as a part of the Caring and Sharing team and experience visitations of congregants and persons within the community who are friends of Rock Springs.

Religious Education: The student would have flexibility to lead Youth Sunday School, or an Adult Bible Study.

Rock Springs UMC (hyperlink)
Shari Rates, Senior Pastor
1051 Rock Springs Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 404.697.7265


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