a little about us.....

Thanks for taking the time to check out Stonecreek.  When Stonecreek began in 1988, we had in mind a church that sought to authentically follow Jesus like the first century believers.  We wanted to be Christians only, not elevating secondary issues (which we should be able to disagree about and not divide over) to feel like primary issues (essentials of the Christian faith).  See We are a Christian church.  As time progressed we have continued that endeavor and have desired to also be the kind of church we would want to attend and be a part of, the kind of church where people have an authentic encounter with God and courageously follow Jesus’ leadership.  A connecting place that connects people to Jesus and to one another.  A place where you can develop deep, caring relationships and use your life to make a difference in the world.
Every week we work hard to create that church – a church that people love to attend – where nobody’s perfect and everyone’s welcome.  A place where you can explore what it means to follow Jesus and rediscover life.  A place that will encourage you to connect to Jesus and challenge you to connect others to Him.
If you’re looking for a church home then we want to invite you to join us on the journey to following Jesus together.Check out What We Believe and our Core Values and you’ll see that we are an authentic family of believers that gather together to encourage each other, pick each other up, and challenge each other on the walk to discovering a connected life with God.A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints.  We identify ourselves as broken people in need of a savior, rather than an organization whose members are identified by their adherence to a certain set of behavioral rules.  We would love the opportunity to meet you!
Core Values

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.”  Eph. 2:19
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”Rom. 12:4-5 
“Continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 3:18
“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.”  1 Tim. 4:7 
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Pet. 4:10
“There are different kinds of service to God…together you form the Body of Christ and each one of you is a necessary part of it.”  1 Cor. 12:5,27
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  Acts 1:8
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do it with gentleness and respect…”  1 Peter 3:15 

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money”.  Matthew 6:24
God doesn’t need our money.  He owns the universe (Psalms 50:12).  He has infinite resources at His disposal and He is the ultimate giver (James 1:17).  We can’t out give God.  God has called us to tithe (Malachi 3:10-12, 2 Corinthians 9:8-11).  He just wants us to trust and obey Him by giving back a portion of what is already His.  
We are a Christian church
What is special about our church? What kind of a church is it, anyway?The distinctive about this Christian church is that it has no distinctives.  In fact, we deliberately seek not to be different, because our goal is unity, not division.  Christianity has suffered long enough from deep divisions separating denomination from denomination, Christian from Christian.  When Jesus prayed “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us” (John 17:21), He had us in mind.  In the spirit of His prayer we seek unity with all others in Christ.
A Christian church
Our message is that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  We require no other creed. He alone is Lord and Savior.
A church of Christ
The church belongs to Him.  We have no authority to change the teachings, rewrite the rules, alter membership requirements, or usurp His place.  The church is not a democracy.
A church seeking unity
Members of this church seek to be one in Christ with all others He calls His own.
A church seeking to restore
As much as possible, we imitate the New Testament precedents.  That is why our baptism is by immersion, our Communion is every Lord’s Day, our leaders are called elders, our preaching is about Christ, and our prayers are in Christ’s name.  Even our church name is rooted in the earliest days, when disciples were called Christians.
An apostolic church
The church, Ephesians 2:20 states, is “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.”  Whatever we know about Christ and the church we learned from Jesus’ closest companions, the apostles.
A thinking church
In the same Ephesian letter, Paul prays that God will give a “Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. . . .” Christian faith demands the best our minds can give, so we are a studying church, seeking to apply biblical truth intelligently.
A feeling church
Ours is not a dryly intellectual approach to God, however.  We rejoice and praise and pray and love and serve from the heart.  We are unashamed of the gospel and not embarrassed to let our excitement be seen.
A sharing church
We share our faith and love with as many as we can reach and our possessions as persons who know that everything we have belongs to God to be used for His purposes.
A free church
We have no bishops or superintendents or national headquarters to determine local church policies.  We elect our own leaders, call and support our own ministers, and decide where our mission money will go.  We are not isolationists, though. Our congregations freely associate with one another to accomplish tasks too big for one church alone.
A growing church
We want to grow, because we are under Christ’s commission to disciple the world.  We haven’t completed the task yet, so Christian churches are renewing our commitment to go unto the ends of the earth, preaching and baptizing and teaching, until the whole world knows the one Lord of all.
“In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love.”
“Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.”
“No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no law but love, no name but the divine.”

We'd love to meet you!

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