A Community of Christ Followers Called to Know, Love, and Serve God and Others
Our vision speaks to two important topics: identity and calling.
Identity: A Community of Christ Followers
Simply put, we are Christians who follow Jesus. We are a community of people from different backgrounds whom has called together to plant Living Stone Church. We are fathers, mothers, children, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends. Church is not a building, but the people God gathered together to worship and proclaim the Good News of what God has done for us in Christ!
Calling: Called to Know, Love, and Serve God and Others
When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” he responded, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:36-37). In other words, our whole being is to be devoted to God. We believe that God is calling us to a holistic approach to the Christian life. We desire to Know (Head), Love (Heart), and Serve (Hands) God with all that we have.
Jesus did not simply tell people how to relate to God as if Christianity was some private experience that did not affect the rest of our lives. He followed the greatest commandment by saying, “The second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:38). Therefore, we are also called to Know, Love, and Serve others. This happens in the context of Christian community - in the local church. We worship God together and we do life together. We are also sent out by Christ into our communities to be His witnesses.
To learn more about how we believe God is calling us to live out this vision, see our Core Values.