Our Mission: Sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ

Invest in those who are away from God.

We invest in others by spending time with them, showing interest in who they are, and building a friendship.

Invite them to church.

We invite the friends we have made to go out to lunch, and come to events at Stoney Church.

Grow in Christ through discipleship.

We grow by attending services, being part of a Life Group, and serving in our church and community.

Go be the church.

We go as God's hands and feet both locally and globally.

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

Nathan Bills

Outreach & Ministry Development Pastor

Marque Cryderman
Worship Arts Director

Barry Haupt

Congregational Care Director

Mary York
Children's Ministry

Director

Terry Ebury
Student Ministry Director

Stacie Waschewski

Executive Operations Director

Lynette Tarr
Executive Business Director

Virginia Vought
Office Administrator

Sarah Snyder

Media & Communications Director

Jerry Allen

Facilities Director

Susann Haupt

Custodial & Facilities Support

Courtney Gray

Administrative Assistant