Our Vision

Invest.

We believe every encounter we have is an opportunity to invest in the lives of others and pour into them the love of Jesus, as we build community, form friendships, encourage God's people, and apologize to, and genuinely care for, those hurt by "the church". Our desire is to show and share the love of Jesus through our actions and words.

 

“Genuinely invest in those with whom the Lord has allowed you to be in community."

Invite.

We invite others to be a part of what God is doing at Stoney Church. We invite them to join our Life Groups, and attend our worship services and other big events. Our desire is to invite and invest in others, so they feel part of a community and form solid relationships.


“The number one reason why someone comes to church is because someone they know invited them.”

Grow.

We grow closer to Jesus through time spent in prayer and studying God's word, connecting with others, and serving others, both within the church and in the world around us.


“If you live in isolation, you will die in isolation..." We must grow in our relationship with Christ in order to be used by Him to impact others and the world around us.

Go.

We go out to serve our community and show the love of Jesus in the world around us. Whether at home, at work, in the grocery store, on a train, or traveling internationally, we must go and serve the needs of others, to all who need Jesus' love and healing.

 

"We must go beyond the walls of our church, we must be and represent the church.”

We do all this in the power and love of Jesus Christ. If it's about us, we won't succeed. If it's about Jesus, nothing will stop us. Invest, invite, grow and go in the power and love of Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

We believe in Jesus.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God in human skin, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on a cross to be punished instead of every person on the planet. Jesus was raised from the dead and returned to heaven to sit next to God the Father. By the blood He shed as he died, and by rising from the dead, we are not only forgiven of all we have done wrong, we are seen as sinless by God and can live with God in heaven forever. Jesus will return to Earth to claim His Kingdom.

Scripture References: Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Hebrews 7:25; 9:13-15; 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 2:1-2.

We believe in the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in all Christians, because Jesus Christ fills us with Him when we accept Jesus as our Savior, and believe that He is Lord. This Holy Spirit empowers us to do ministry and to tell all people about who Jesus Christ is and what He did for us. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are active today and are designed to show the Kingdom of God, and to empower and build up the church to fulfill its calling and mission.

Scripture References: Joel 2:28; Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:14-16; John 7:37-39; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 14:29; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18.

We believe in salvation.

We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ritual, work, or any other activity is required in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sets us apart by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight so that we look more and more like Christ every day. We believe that all Christians, once saved, are protected by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

Scripture References: John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17,31-39; 10:8-10; 1 Corinthians 1:4–8; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 1:7,9.

 

Salvation is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation. In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.

We believe in baptism, community, and the Church.

We believe that water baptism and Communion are to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They do not save a person, they are practices that connect us better to God. Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord for believers only. Water baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in death, burial and resurrection.

Scripture References: Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Col 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21.

 

We believe that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is redeeming the earth. To equip people for His work, God has given many gifts to us, a few of which are prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching. We also recognize the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of believers. God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service.

Scripture References: Matthew 16:17-19; Acts 2:17-18,42; Ephesians 3:14-21; 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10.

Church Staff

Nate Kingsbury

Lead Pastor

Virginia Vought
Office Administrator

Stacie Waschewski

Communications and Connections Director

Mary York
Children's Ministry

Director

Nathan Bills

Missions Pastor

Barry Haupt

Congregational Care Director

Marque Cryderman
Worship Arts Director

Courtney Gray

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Sarah Snyder

Part-time Media

Ministry Director

Susann Haupt

Part-time Kitchen & Facilities Coordinator