"Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God's condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." Rom 5:1-11

Attuned to the Spirit and Anchored in the Word is at the heart of Stone Church.

At Stone, we're all about people. It's where something real is going on. We're all about people because God is all about people. One of the ways we express our love for Him is through our love for people and one another. We do that by helping each person who comes to Stone grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It begins with our vision that can be surmised in one word. Every single person is accepted. It is where heaven meets earth.

It begins with our vision to see people:
  • saved
  • healed
  • set free
  • filled with the Holy Spirit
  • discipled
  • equipped
  • empowered
  • serving


Everything we do revolves around those seven very real needs. And it all starts with our weekend services at 9:00am and 10:30am. You can even join us online if you not in the area.

Your Place at Stone
Church is so much more than a service on the weekend. It's about connecting with other people, growing in your faith, and building a strong foundation for your family. It is having a spiritual family.

In a church family it is easy to just be a face in the crowd. Because of that, we're a church of small groups, or as we call them, Stone Life Groups. We have group leaders and members who are waiting to get to know you!

Our mission is to help each person at Stone be whom God created them to be-believing in Jesus, belonging to family, becoming a follower, and building God's kingdom.

We want every person to have a chance to experience what God has for them - whether it's through serving or getting plugged into one of our ministries.

Why we exist at Stone
Jesus honored His Father, preached and demonstrated the Kingdom of God and made disciples, instructing them to do the same. Therefore, we believe we exist to honor God and advance His Kingdom by becoming disciples of Jesus.
  • Our Vision
    To make disciples who make a difference.
  • Our Mission
    To advance the Kingdom of God in every area of life. Our mission is to help each person at Stone believe in Jesus, belong to family, become a follower, and build God's kingdom.


BELIEVE IN JESUS
Believing in Jesus means placing your hope and trust in Him by surrendering to His lordship in every area of your life.

BELONG TO FAMILY
Belonging to family means developing meaningful friendships with others who love Jesus and walking through life together by loving, helping, and protecting each other.

BECOME A FOLLOWER
Becoming a follower means shifting the focus of your life from self-centered to Christ-centered by doing what Jesus would do and loving as He would love.

BUILD GOD'S KINGDOM
Building God's kingdom means submitting to God and being His hands and feet to those around us by giving of ourselves and serving others.

We do this by
Our Goals
  • To grow in our relationship with God.
  • To grow in relationship with one another.
  • To grow in numbers by demonstrating the Father's love.


Our Priorities
  • PASSION Loving God and others with all our heart.
  • PURITY Living our lives by every Word of God.
  • POWER Ministering in the power and filling of the Holy Spirit to include the utterance gifts.
  • PRAYER Becoming disciples who pray without ceasing.


Our Ministry
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come." Luke 4:18-19

Then we will become disciples who make a difference for the Kingdom Of God.

What we do
This is what we do and what we encourage you to do to become disciples of Jesus who advance His Kingdom.

  • Come to the worship service to be encouraged by praise & worship, preaching, prayer, ministry and teaching of God's word.
  • Join a STONE LIFE Group to build relationships, make disciples and reach out to your neighbors.
  • Go through THE STONE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, our membership class, which gives you an opportunity to meet the elders and staff, and be joined to us.
  • Attend our "NEW BELIEVERS STEPS" connect class and discover the freedom that is available to every believer through Jesus Christ.


Steps
  1. Pray
  2. Be Baptized
  3. Take Stone Family Partnership class. This class is our basic introduction to our history and church family and clearly explains who we are and what we believe. It includes four segments: Our Salvation, Our Statements, Our Strategy, and Our Structure.
  4. Continue to grow as a disciple of Jesus by attending the various discipleship classes and seminars offered throughout the year.
  5. Become a Lighthouse of Prayer in your neighborhood, the Village of Orland Park or workplace. This means simply taking responsibility to pray for your neighbors, blessing them and believing for an opportunity to share the Gospel with them.
  6. Utilize the many teachings that are taught in our connect classes in our foyer and online to use these resources to help others, as well.
  7. Get involved with the various outreaches and missions of our church by praying, serving, going and giving.


Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that you will see God's glory if you believe?"" John 11:40