Christians live every single day in the middle of the process of becoming more like Jesus. This process, called sanctification, happens in three stages. There is an initial freeing from sin that happens when Christians place their trust in Christ (Romans 6:11; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:3). Next, God invites and empowers every Christian to cooperate with Him in an ongoing process of spiritual growth (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 2:11, 13:20-21; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 2:12-13). Finally, those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ will be made completely holy when they enter eternal life (1 Peter 5:10; Romans 2:10; 5:2). This process is primarily a work of God in our lives, however we also need God’s Word, and the help of other believers in order to progress in this process.
Through gospel-centered preaching and relevant application, God has been using our Sunday Worship Services to train and encourage our church. Our preaching is organized by short series that can be either exegetical (going through a book of the Bible) or topical (covering a relevant subject).
Meeting in homes throughout the week, D-Groups are designed to train believers, build community, and care for the needs of our people. It is here that most people in our church find their deepest friendships and accountability to cooperate with the Lord in their sanctification.
Stones Bible Institute
With two tracks of Biblical training, the Stones Bible Institute seeks to make mature disciples of Christ ready to live for God’s glory.