ABOUT STONEHOUSE

WE ARE CHRIST FOLLOWERS DEVOTED TO MAKING MUCH OF JESUS AND WELCOMING ALL INTO TRUE COMMUNITY AS WE EXTEND THE LOVE OF GOD TO A BROKEN WORLD. NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU’VE BEEN YOU ARE WELCOME HERE WITH YOUR FAITH, YOUR FEARS, YOUR DOUBTS AND YOUR QUESTIONS. AS A CHURCH WE WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO REPEAT THE CALL OF JESUS FOR ALL TO COME AND KNOW HIM.

 

VISION

"WE SEEK TO BE A GOSPEL-CENTERED COMMUNITY RESPONDING TO THE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH OF JESUS AS WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS, SEEK THE WELFARE OF OUR CITY AND JOIN GOD’S GLOBAL MISSION. "
 

GOSPEL: COLOSSIANS 1:15; HEBREWS 1:3; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-4

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS. HIS STORY AWAKENS US AS THE TRUTH OF ALL THINGS IS FULLY REVEALED THROUGH HIS LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION. THIS IS A STORY OF GRACE, A STORY OF REDEMPTION. WHAT WAS ONCE CREATED IN PERFECTION, BRINGING GLORY TO GOD AND FULFILLMENT TO MEN HAS BEEN BROKEN BY SIN. BUT SIN IS NOT THE FINAL WORD, GRACE IS. IN LOVE FOR HIS BROKEN CREATION GOD SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST TO LIVE THE PERFECT LIFE FOR US, TO DIE A BRUTAL DEATH IN OUR PLACE, AND ROSE HIM FROM THE GRAVE FOR OUR ETERNAL SECURITY. THROUGH JESUS WE HAVE FORGIVENESS OF SIN AND ARE RESTORED TO RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR. THIS STORY IS FILLED WITH HOPE, IT SPEAKS THE TRUTH TO OUR HEARTS AS IT SHAPES HOW WE SEE GOD, OURSELVES, OUR CITY, THE WHOLE WORLD. THE GOSPEL WILL ALWAYS BE OUR ESSENTIAL NARRATIVE AND THE FOUNDATION OF ALL THAT STONEHOUSE CHURCH EXPERIENCES, PURSUES AND DECLARES. 

COMMUNITY: 1 JOHN 2:9-11; ROMANS 12; MATTHEW 18:15-20; GENESIS 1:26

GOD HAS EXISTED FROM ETERNITY PAST AS FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT - THE TRINITY EXISTS IN PERFECT, HARMONIOUS AND GLORIOUS COMMUNITY. THE GOSPEL TRANSFORMATION WE EXPERIENCE RENEWS THE IMAGE WE WERE MADE IN AS IT CREATES AND REDEEMS COMMUNITY. RECONCILIATION WITH GOD PRODUCES DESIRE AND ABILITY TO RECONCILE RELATIONSHIPS AS IT MOVES US INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS FOR THE FAME OF JESUS. CHRIST’S CHURCH IS A PEOPLE, A PEOPLE AWAKENED AND REFORMED TOGETHER BY THE GOSPEL AND EMPOWERED TOGETHER BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR MISSION. LIVING IN COMMUNITY MEANS WE MAKE CONNECTING WITH OTHERS INTENTIONAL AND THE POWER OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION MAKES IT REDEMPTIVE. 

MISSION: MATTHEW 28:16-20; JEREMIAH 29:4-7; JOHN 17:15-19

BEING REDEEMED INTO COMMUNITY WITH GOD AND HIS FAMILY MEANS THAT WE ARE REDEEMED TO LOOK OUTWARD, BEYOND OURSELVES, TO THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD AROUND US. WE ARE UNITED WITH CHRIST IN GOD’S REDEMPTIVE MISSION TO RESCUE AND RESTORE THE WORLD TO HIMSELF. JESUS WAS THE ULTIMATE AND PERFECT MISSIONARY AND WE FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE OF INCARNATION BY RUNNING TO THE LOST AND DYING WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AS WE REFUSE TO SIT STILL AND RECOIL FROM ENGAGING WITH OTHERS. WE SEEK TO BE IN THE CITY FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY AND THE FAME OF JESUS CHRIST. THE GOSPEL LIBERATES US AND THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS US TO DO LIFE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES AS OUR LIVES BECOME THE SETTING FROM WHICH GOD’S GOSPEL SHINES.

MISSION

"WE EXIST TO DRAW ATTENTION TO JESUS BY TRACING THE STORY OF THE GOSPEL AS IT AWAKENS, REFORMS AND EMPOWERS THE FULL LIVES OF HIS DISCIPLES." 

THE GOSPEL AWAKENS: REVEALING THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD AND THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMANITY. 

THE GOSPEL REFORMS: AFFECTING THE WAY WE LIVE AS WE RESPOND TO WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US. 

THE GOSPEL EMPOWERS: MOVING US OUTWARD BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TOWARD REDEMPTION OF ALL THINGS. 
 

valueS

Our current sermon series is walking through the values of Stonehouse church (click here to find these messages).

we invite you to experience the heart of stonehouse through this message series during the month of september.