THE R.O.C. (Recreation Outreach Center) is owned and operated by the First Baptist Church of Longview. The Recreation Center has a full size indoor basketball gymnasium. In addition the facility has an indoor walking track, a rowing machine, LifeFitness cardio equipment with I-phone connectors for your convenience to listen to your own music and charge your battery at the same time. Cardio machines have fans and a television with headphone jacks for your listening privacy. Each TV is connected to the DISH Network and each has it's own remote for you to watch the station of your choice. The facility also has Cybex pin select weight machines, stability balls, dumbbells, isometric machines, a heavy bag and a speed bag.
Not interested in working out? We have you covered. We have a free public Wi-Fi where you can catch up on the latest. You may also take the children to the fenced playground area while you supervise their play. While at the R.O.C. children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless they are enrolled in a Church sponsored activity.
In addition to the above the facility has a variety of classrooms for business meetings, Bible studies, family get togethers, birthdays, baby or wedding showers etc. Weddings and receptions are all held at the FBC Great Hall.
HOURS OF OPERATION
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS AND DURING ANY SPECIAL EVENTS HOSTED BY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. FOR YOUR CONVIENENCE ALL CLOSURES SHOULD BE POSTED IN ADVANCE AT THE INFORMATION DESK.
The R.O.C. Caters to individuals that are interested in the Christian lifestyle. Those that are not Christians are welcome to be members as long as they respect the values of the Christian faith.
MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE NOT MEMBERS OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LONGVIEW
NON-FBCL members: $100 per year each January and prorated throughout the year. In addition a $25 one time fee is charged to run a background check. Your children under 18 are free but must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Your children over 18 that live with or are in college may come for free but must pay for a background check. Membership for your spouse is an additional $10 membership fee plus a $25 fee for a background check.
The R.O.C. is a family friendly facility. Families are encouraged to come to the R.O.C. to spend time playing together. The R.O.C. is a safe zone and doors should always be locked and a membership card is required to enter. If you are interested in a membership just push the button on the speaker box on the left and explain to the information desk what you are looking for. The doors may be unlocked during a large event or during shipping and receiving.
Parents are encouraged to always be familiar with their childrens whereabouts. Children may play in the gym while parents are on the cardio or weight equipment. Children are not allowed on the cardio equipment or inside the adult weight room. Running is allowed in the gymnasium but not in the hallways, steps, ramps or cafe area. Children are not allowed to play on the steps and ramp. Children must be escourted to go upstairs. There is only a walking track up the stairs and not anything for the children's entertainment.
COST DURING APRIL, MAY AND JUNE FOR ONE PERSON FOR THE WHOLE YEAR IS $75 + $25 BACKGROUND FEE. New memberships ARE PRORATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BACKGROUND FEE IS A ONE TIME FEE BUT COST $25.00 WHEN EVER YOU APPLY FOR A MEMBERSHIP.
Individuals that belong to FBC or are R.O.C. members can rent parts of the facility. Certain non-profit groups that do work to help the community also may rent certain parts of the facility. For rental fees, call 903.758.0680. Free facility use for nonprofits is no longer available.
The Facility is not available for political or secular events. Free memberships or sponsorships are not available.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERS
$15 a one time fee
The Recreational Outreach Center is owned and operated by FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LONGVIEW. It is designed as a safe place for you to bring family and friends to have everything from parties, sports, activities, family events, and church activities. We strongly encourage FBCL families to utilize the facility to bring family and friends to this Christ centered facility to minister, fellowship or just enjoy a comfortable place to feel the presence of God. The R.O.C. provides rooms for birthday parties of all ages, baby showers, family get togethers, or just a place of fellowship, to eat lunch or drink coffee. Because tithes and offerings operate the facility, members of FBCL may use any area of the facility for 2 hours during the day at no cost, to host small parties. This offer does not exclude other ROC members from being in the building, walking through or also using the area (gymnasium). For use after hours or weekends, a staff fee will be imposed for use due to extra non-budgeted worker salaries.
During the day the R.O.C. is open to its regular members and therefore major areas cannot be shutdown for your event, members may enter the area even though one may have rented it for a party.
Indoor bounce houses are available for use during your party for a fee of $100 each. The bounce houses are inspected and licensed by the state. Bounce houses can only be set up in the gymnasium and a staff member must be present during use. Outdoors we have a fenced in playground where parents can supervise their children's play time.
SKATE PARK is now under the Youth Department please call 903.758.0681 and ask to speak to Vickie for more information.