Rock of the Foothills is a church rooted in the radical love of God shown to us in Jesus. Because of that love, we are a warm and hospitable community where you will be welcomed whole-heartedly. Located in La Verne, CA our church sits at the base of the San Gabriel mountain range. These sturdy mountains rise up behind us reminding us that Jesus is a solid rock upon which we can build our lives. Our vision statement is, “Building Strong Lives on Christ the Solid Rock.”
We seek to follow Jesus not just on Sundays, but every day of our lives. We see this as the best way to deepen our faith, to come to know God better, and to live a better life – built on Jesus Christ. You will find Rock of the Foothills to be a warm and welcoming place. We are a community of sisters and brothers in Christ, caring and supporting one another while we seek ways to care for others outside our church walls. We hope to be one of the ways that God tells the good news of Jesus to the world.
Rock of the Foothills is a church of the Lutheran tradition. Being a part of that tradition reminds us that Jesus makes us right with God by a sheer gift simply by trusting in him and what he has done for us. This frees us up for a more joyful life in good times and bad. That’s not just good news for Lutherans. That’s good news for everyone! We are also a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a national organization of Lutheran churches.
We enjoy variety in worship. We have two worship services each Sunday: a traditional worship service at 8:45 and a contemporary worship service at 11:00. At traditional worship, you will sing the liturgy and classic hymns and hear our terrific choir. At contemporary worship, you will experience a variety of worship songs led by our worship band. At both, you will find authentic preaching, regular communion and a warm atmosphere of celebration.
Children are very much welcome in worship, however we have a cry room with a clear view of everything that happens in worship should you feel the need to exit the sanctuary. We offer activity boards and bags for children to keep busy hands busy. Kids Church is a Christ based learning program for children grades k-6 offered during both worship services following the children’s sermon. We also offer adult Bible studies in between services and small group studies throughout the week.
We feel called to bless the families of the community of La Verne. Every summer we offer Vacation Bible School where all children are welcome to learn about and grow in relationship with Christ. In the Fall we offer Trunk or Treat, where families can find a safe place to have fun on Halloween. We have an active Youth Ministry which meets regularly as well as taking larger trips to events like Spirit West Coast and our denomination’s National Youth Gathering. We offer periodic events for the whole family, please check our Family Ministry page for more information.
We know we are called to seek to be generous with what we’ve been given. We support many local charities, including Inland Valley Hope Partners, WINGS and the David and Margaret Home, all of which provide help for families in need. We support international charities like the Red Cross and Lutheran World Relief. We also have a special relationship with Nkuu Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
We are located at the corner of Wheeler Ave. and Baseline Rd., just a block away from Interstate 210 in La Verne. The city of La Verne has plenty to offer families and individuals. Rock of the Foothills is located just down the street from two excellent elementary schools.
Come to one of our family events or small groups, come join us in worship, come to meet us in the office during the week. Come join us following Jesus together!