Together we seek the lost, love the hurting, and disciple believers to do the same.



Sunday Sermons at 9:30 am

Bible study at 6:30 pm Wednesday nights.

essential rock is seeking applicants for the position of associate pastor

This position reports to Senior Pastor and Elder Board. This position is 16-20 hours per week.  This position will also require emergency on call hours every other week with follow up care and be required to manage a counseling team.

Some common job duties include but are not limited to:  

  •         Inform, lead and care for the Essential Rock Congregation
  •         Assisting the Senior Pastor as directed
  •         Preaching sermons to the congregation as scheduled (Average of once a month)
  •         Organizing and participate in charitable activities and church events.
All serious inquiries are encouraged to view the full job description by clicking below.

 Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to Jess Burg at

Uncommon Journey REading schedule


June 13th: Job Chapters 1 & 2

 "Job's Dilemma" by Pastor John Slotten

June 20th: Happy Father's Day! Job Chapters 3-37

"Heart of a Man" by Bruce Komassa

June 27th:  Job Chapters 38-42
"The Deliverance of Job" by Pastor John

July 4th: 2 Corinthians Part 1 Chapters 1-5

"Grace, Covenants, and Confidence" by Pastor John

July 11th: 2 Corinthians Part 2 Chapters 6-13

"The Test of Faith and Unselfish Sacrifice" by Pastor John

July 18th: Joshua Part 1 Chapters 1-6

"Blessings and Obedience" by Pastor John

July 25th: Joshua Part 2 Chapters 7-24

"The Lord's Fulfilled Promises" by Pastor John

Summer in the psalms

Essential Rock Church & Friends, 
Leaders at Essential Rock Church will be sharing and posting encouraging, faithful devotions from the book of Psalms. Please read the respecting Psalm with each Devotion to get the most from every single one of them. Watch your faith grow as we learn and apply these wonderful verses to our everyday life together. Enjoy!

Psalm 17

“David Prays”

Psalm 17:6-8 states: 

“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”


Don’t you just love that we can pray; that we have this gift where we can just call on His name and He turns His ear to hear us?!!! I love David’s confidence where he says ,“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me!” I then equally love David’s prayerful request of “Show me the wonders of your great love...” and how can anyone not love the ending? — “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”God does love us and we are the apple of His eye. I even think when we pray, we are drawn within His shadow by prayers power so close He hears every word. Call out to Him in your needs and praises. He will answer you like a Savior! Perhaps right now, today in prayer, ask God to show you the wonders of His great love and to keep you the apple of His eye and shelter you beneath His wings.

Lord God, Thank You for Your love, shelter, and protection! We love that You hear and answer our prayers. Today, keep each of us the apple of Your eye and show us Your great love as You draw us near. In Jesus Strong Name, Amen

- Pastor John

Want to make an online Donation?

If you happen to miss church, you still have the option to give.  Click the picture to give tithes and offerings. This will direct you to our main campus, Christ the Rock Church.  You can give with or without a login.  You will need to enter amount and campus, Essential Rock Church.  Thank you for being faithful stewards with what the Lord has given you.

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

2 Corinthians 9:7


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We are so excited to announce our New Church Building is Dedicated to the lord!

Please enjoy this dedication video created by Mandy Woelfel!