Towards the end of 2000 God called David & Robyn Frewen-Lord to begin a new work with young people. They were already involved with children and youth ministries, including LINX, a highly successful discipleship program based on YWAM Kings Kids.
In January 2001 The Rock Christian Family was born… a church with a vision to see young people develop a strong lasting faith in God, and be empowered to realise their full potential in leadership and ministry.
The Rock began as a night service, and although its demographics was fairly multigenerational, young people were encouraged to lead in every aspect of church ministry.
The Church also had groups for kids & youth, and the LINX program really grew at this time, serving young people from churches across the city. There was a strong emphasis on mission and The Rock was involved in outreaches in Townsville, North Queensland , and overseas.
There were a number of teams sent to Vanuatu over the years to serve with “Love Vanuatu”, a mission that The Rock has partnered with for many years.
Although The Rock was a small church, the comment was made by other church leaders that it punched well above its weight in terms of its impact and influence in the city of Townsville. It’s involvement in the ministry of the Combined Churches has given the Rock many opportunities to serve the city.
Over the years, the young people grew to be strong Christian adults… got married, had kids, pursued careers with many becoming involved in key leadership roles, including pastors, school chaplains and full time missionaries.
David & Robyn always had a vision to pass on the baton of leadership, and In 2017 it became apparent that it was a new season for The Rock.