Our Mission

Our mission is to fully connect people with God and with each other.

Our Vision

The Rock exists to fully connect people with God and each other. At The Rock, we believe God is calling us to… 

  • Mobilize our church to become an irreplaceable part of our community by serving 20,000 hours. That’s the equivalent of a $200,000 investment in our community! 
  • Celebrate the life change of over 250 people who take their first steps to follow Jesus as well as hundreds more who are growing in discipleship and taking spiritual steps through our church. 
  • Raise up 50 new leaders through our leadership pipeline who launch God inspired ministries, and be involved in launching a new church.
  • Connect Jay County in authentic relationships by offering 6 community focused events each year that lead people to build relationships with each other and ultimately with God.

Our Beliefs

Scripture is our authority. The Missionary Church is committed to this basic statement of faith.

There is only one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-51 Timothy 2:5).

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is coming again in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of mankind (John 1:114Titus 2:11-14).

He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believer (John 16:7812-15).

The Bible is the inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God and authoritative in all matters it addresses (2 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20-21).

Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the repentant, makes him a participant of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:51 Peter 1:3-5).

We believe in the invisible and universal Church as the living Body of Christ. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18Hebrews 12:22-24).

We believe there are two Christian ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:361 Corinthians 11:24-34).

Our Team

  • Jenae Blasdel - Office Manager (Email Jenae)

    Jenae has been a regular attender of The Rock since 2011.  She graduated from Purdue University where she met her husband Jared.  Jenae and Jared love spending time with their families, especially their six nieces and nephews.  

    Jenae enjoys serving the community through various organizations as well as competing in the NFL Challenge and March Madness with her church.

  • Cody Felger - Youth Pastor (Email Cody)

    Cody graduated from Huntington University in 2018 and has been working with youth at three different churches. Cody’s heart is for the youth of the church, challenging and equipping them to take their faith seriously and be disciples.

    Cody and his wife, Grace, have been married since 2023. Cody loves the outdoors and is a die-hard Indianapolis Colts fan.

  • Matt Ransom - Senior Pastor (Email Matt)

    Matt graduated from Bethel College in 1998. Since then, he has had the privilege of serving in three different churches before coming to the Rock in 2018. Matt's heart is to see people's lives transformed through a relationship with Christ. Matt and his wife Erin have been married since 2001, and they have two children, Owen and Emma. He loves supporting them in their various activities and is an avid University of Michigan fan.