FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What time does service start?
Our Sunday Worship experience starts promptly at either 9 am or 11:15 am and our weekly Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 7:10 pm. All of our services are located at 1160 Louisiana Ave, Port Allen, LA 70767.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Rose Hill Church offers a friendly, “come as you are” service with live music from our band. Each message addresses issues that affect your life with Bible-based principles. Every first-time guest will receive a special gift from us as our token of appreciation. Our Pastor and First Lady would love to meet you so, please shake their hand or give them a hug before leaving service.
What are the services like?
From the moment you walk through the door, we are working hard to do everything we can to make sure your time with us is meaningful. We are committed to presenting creative, compelling, and challenging truths from the Word of God.
Our 90-minute service kicks off with live music and singing. Pastor James Morrise presents the Bible in a way that is relevant to today’s culture using the scripture, personal experience, humor, and multimedia. It is our belief that practical teaching, and the application of the teaching, will produce powerful living within our lives.
What should I wear?
At Rose Hill Church people dress in what makes them comfortable. Regardless of if it is a three-piece suit or a work uniform, we strive to create a casual environment, so that everyone can feel comfortable when they visit our church.
How is Rose Hill Church Port Allen connected to Rose Hill Church?
Rose Hill Church of Port Allen is a campus of Rose Hill Church. Pastor Danny M. Donaldson, Sr. is the leader and visionary of all Rose Hill Church campus locations. In January 2015, Pastor Donaldson named Pastor James and Lady Treniece Morrise as campus Pastors of Rose Hill Church Port Allen. Pastor Morrise is the primary teacher of Rose Hill Church Port Allen and enjoys serving the Port Allen community.
What do you believe?
Articles of Faith
The teachings of this Church are reflected in the following articles of faith:
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. We believe there is only one true, living sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God who is infinitely perfect. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
- JESUS CHRIST
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that He became man without ceasing to be God, to reveal God and to redeem mankind from sin. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. We believe He arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13).
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9, 11; 1 Corinthians 2:7-11, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Ghost for all Christians; it is in fact this indwelling of the Holy Ghost that verifies and validates the believer as a part of the Body of Christ for He only indwells believers (Romans 8:14-27). We believe the Holy Spirit fills or empowers believers for service in the Kingdom of God. Being filled with the Holy Ghost is the result of continuing submission to Divine power and control (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18).
4. THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5).
We believe salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self- improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. In Christ, all true believers have—as a present possession—eternal life, perfect righteousness, and sonship in God’s family. Christians also enjoy every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and have the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. God has delivered Christians from all condemnation, and we have eternal security in Christ. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).
6. ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, we believe, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We believe people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9).
We believe people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2).
We believe Adam, the first man, sinned by disobedience. This act resulted in the fall of all mankind. Therefore, all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Mankind’s fall has incurred both physical and spiritual death on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12- 21; 6:23).
10. THE CHURCH
We believe the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, through saving faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe that those who are thus members of the true Church are eligible for membership in the local Church (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25).
11. SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe in the perpetuity and continuing ecclesiastical value of all spiritual gifts for the edification of believers and the body of Christ until the end of this church age is consummated by the glorious event; the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:11-12; I Corinthians 13:10).
We believe in Jesus Christ as the sovereign giver of spiritual gifts to the church. We believe spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the Saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the body of Christ and are given without regard to ethnicity, social class, or gender (Ephesians 4:7-12; Galatians 3:26- 28).
12. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the Church two visible symbols (called “ordinances”) as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion is an act of obedience and identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of conscious confession of repentance and faith. The Lord’s Supper is an ongoing symbol remembering our Lord’s death, burial, resurrection, and promised return. Each person must decide whether or not to be baptized or to participate in the Lord’s Supper. Regardless, we do not regard anyone’s participation in these practices as a means of salvation (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 26: 26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
13. HOLY CHRISTIAN LIVING
We believe God calls us—with a holy calling—to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. God wants us to live in the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit, so we will not fulfill the lusts of our physical bodies. We believe keeping ourselves constantly in subjection to Christ, by allowing God’s Holy Spirit to live through us in a daily “walk” of faith. Otherwise, the flesh will certainly demonstrate its presence in our lives, to the Lord’s dishonor. It is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek and to make growing disciples (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 1:15-16).
14. BIBLICAL MARRIAGE
We believe that God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman only. We further believe that same-sex marriage is antithetical to the teaching of scripture (Gen. 3:18-25).
15. THE CHRISTIAN HOME
We believe the family and strong Christian homes are the foundation for society. We believe God has given the parents the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe a consistent and whole education will occur when home, Church, and school work closely together and are in agreement on the basic concepts of life (Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6).