We are Known by God
Are Guided by God’s Word
The Bible is our ultimate authority in all that we do. The Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) is foundational to our preaching, teaching, and worship. We seek to know God and make Him known through the faithful proclamation of His Word and encouraging one another to “let our lights shine before others so that they will see our good works and give glory to our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Pursue Genuine Relationships
We desire to live out the “one another” imperatives in Scripture by spending quality time in community. Knowing others takes time and we want to provide opportunities for genuine relationships to be built and fostered. This includes relationships with those in our church and with neighbors and co-workers who are not a part of our church.
We are Loved by God
Worship Him with Our Whole Lives
We wholeheartedly believe that Sunday worship with God’s people is vital to a healthy and growing Christian life. True discipleship happens in community and we prioritize corporate worship. At Living Stone Church, the faithful preaching of God’s Word and observance of the sacraments are central to our worship. But worship for the Christian is not reserved only for Sunday during the church service. We seek to worship the Lord with our lives by faithfully living out the truth of the gospel from Monday - Saturday as well!
Are Compelled to Love Others
Let’s face it, loving other people can be difficult and messy! When Jesus taught His followers about loving their enemies, He asked a very challenging question: “If you love those who love you, what reward do you have?” (Matthew 5:46) The gospel reminds us that we love others because God first loved us (1 John 4:19) and that the love of Christ is our motivation to live for God and share the good news with others (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).
We are Served by God
Seek the Restoration of All Things
The fall of humankind in Genesis 3 brought sin and death into the world, but God did not abandon His creation to utter destruction. We are still His image bearers and are still called by Him to be good stewards of His creation as we patiently and prayerfully wait for God to make all things new (Romans 8:18-28; Revelation 21:1-8). We look for opportunities to point people to the goodness and glory of God in His creation. We also seek to impact our communities and neighborhoods by seeking justice and reconciliation that flows out of the reality of what God has done for us in Christ.
Proclaim the Gospel through Word and Deed
Our name, Living Stone Church comes from 1 Peter 2:4-12. We are reminded that we are to “proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (v. 9) and to “keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (v. 12). Christ has called us and sent us out as His witnesses to share the truth of who He is with our words and with our deeds!