This Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, September 19, 10:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Sanctuary (In-Person); Facebook & YouTube (Online) 

"Prophets, Priests, and Kings"
1 Samuel 15:1-11; 2 Samuel 12:1-13

ROBC welcomes Dr. Steven Laufer to the pulpit this Sunday,September 19th.  Dr. Steven Laufer recently served ten years as the Sr. Pastor at University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Dr. Laufer holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies and Biblical Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has two sons: Noah, age 18, and Sam, age 16.  He has taught in ministry settings in Thailand, Honduras, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as teaching as an adjunct for Truett Seminary at Baylor University.  Steven is a fan of music, sports, pop culture, food and drinks, travel, and generally squeezing as much out of life as possible.  He is part owner of a vinyl record store in Webster, TX, plays beach volleyball, fly fishes, watches Netflix, loves the theater, is a perpetual reader, and is constantly trying to find ways to make the faith of the Bible understandable and applicable to modern, secular society.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, September 19th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Covenant Building Meeting - THIS Sunday, September 19th

Our Covenant Building Meeting with Dr. Matt Cook from Center for Healthy Churches is THIS Sunday, September 19th,  after Bible Study in the Commons.  This is where the congregation will work together to create a governing document that will address how we choose to communicate with each other.  Lunch will be served at 12:15 PM, and the meeting will begin at 12:45 PM.  Childcare will be provided, with pizza for the kiddos.

Raising Kingdom Kids (6-Week Adult Bible Study)

Join us for an exciting new adult Bible Study class, led by Brandt and Cheyanne Leibe, called Raising Kingdom Kids. 

Most of us believe passionately in contributing to our children's physical, social, and intellectual development. We make sure they have clothes and shelter.  We try to see that they eat right, get enough sleep, and monitor their friendships.  We also do everything possible to make sure they succeed at school.

Featuring the inspiring teaching of Dr. Tony Evans, this six-week study calls and instructs parents to raise God-following children who are also spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives.

This study contains practical examples and illustrations to help parents grow kids' faith, with specific instruction in the power of prayer, wisdom, love of God's Word, getting through trials, controlling the tongue, developing patience, and the surrender of service.

Whether your children are babies, toddlers, elementary school age or older, we welcome you to join us for this 6-week series from Sunday, September 12th through Sunday, October 17th at 11:15 AM in the ROBC preschool area M&M Room (directly after our 10:00 AM worship service).  Sunday School is available for children of all ages at this time, as well.

Attendees can purchase the book and/or participant’s guide on Amazon by clicking here.  Or we will have some available for purchase in class.

Below is the link to register for the class:

Update on ROBC and COVID-19 Guidelines

The news this week that the CDC is again recommending the wearing of mask indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and children was not the news any of us expected or were happy to receive.  The medical and scientific leaders in our country are again raising concerns over the increase of COVID cases, especially the impact of the Delta variant.  In a meeting this week of ROBS Administration and medical professionals who have a connection to ROBS,  recommendations were discussed for keeping people in churches and schools safe.  These are doctors who are seeing COVID patients daily, as there has been an increase in positive COVID cases, especially the Delta variant, recently.

ROBC Deacons have voted to make the following revisions to the ROBC COVID-19 Guidelines:

  1. All adults and children (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times while on campus, including during corporate worship and Bible study.  This request is made out of concern and care of others who are around each of us.
  2. We encourage everyone to make every effort to maintain social distancing when they are here for worship and Bible study.  The ropes have been placed back in the sanctuary pews to guide people to leave spaces around where they are sitting.

These are the only two recommendations at this time that we are asking people to follow.  We have already had one case of the Delta variant at ROBC to someone who was fully vaccinated and was in attendance without a mask before they knew they were infected.  Our sole goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We realize that no one is excited for the return of  wearing masks.  Hopefully in a few weeks this surge will pass, and we can once again enjoy the smiles and unmuffled words of encouragement we all receive when we walk into ROBC.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. ~ John 13:34


In-Person Bible Study Rooms

We have resumed Bible Study for all ages (pre-school through adults) on the ROBC campus.  In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, room assignments will be different than they were pre-COVID.

Here are the locations for Bible Study Classes:



Children’s Church (K thru 4th)


Preschool Worship (3’s - 5’s)

Fellowship Hall C

Babies (Nursery)




3’s thru 5 yrs. old


K thru 2nd


3rd – 6th


Youth (7th-12th)

Youth Room (Commons)


Fellowship Hall A&B




Commons Dining Room (CDR)


Church Library

Just as in worship, we are encouraging everyone in Bible Study to wear a face covering and to continue to practice social distancing.

We are very excited to resue Bible Study and to move one step closer to a sense of normalcy!




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-Push notifications or Text Messages

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-Prayer request form

-Opportunity for online giving

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