We love Jesus, God’s Word, and each other. We're taking Jesus' revolutionary message of grace, truth, and compassion to Austin and to the world. If you're new to The Austin Stone, here's some basic info about who we are and how to get involved. You can find out what we're passionate about by checking our core values.
The Austin Stone is a Church for the City. We're much more than a church to attend, but a community centered on the person and mission of Jesus Christ. We're actively working to build a great Austin, renewed and redeemed by the gospel. To get to know us, you can read more about our vision below. You can also check out one of our Sunday worship services.
To be a New Testament church existing for the
supremacy of the name and purpose of Jesus Christ.
To build a great city, renewed and redeemed by a gospel movement, by being a church for the city of Austin that labors to advance the gospel throughout the nations.
If you grew up in the US – especially the south – Jesus and the church may well have been the white noise you learned to tune out. A lot of us have been inoculated against Jesus. We take our shots for measles and mumps and a vaccine against Jesus while we’re at it. We hear just enough to think we understand Him from televangelists and earnest (but sometimes misguided small town) Sunday school teachers.
We are given diluted versions of the Son of Man; getting just enough to make it nearly impossible for us to fully experience Him. The truth is that for all we know about Jesus and all we think we know, He is still a mystery. He is described as the Creator who was present at the foundation of the world in Genesis 1 and John 1. His miracles and powerful teaching are recording in both the Bible and by secular historians. He was revealed as fully human as he was beaten, and crucified. Yet, even as He died, a Roman soldier who had observed Him that day declared, "Surely this is the Son of God."
If you are still figuring out what you believe about Jesus, you are welcome at The Austin Stone. We believe that your faith is so important that you should take your time and ask questions. We hope you’ll do some contemplating, soul-searching, praying, and studying. We believe that God will be faithful to His promise to be found by those who are really looking for Him. (His word says that in Jeremiah 29:13–14). Let us know if you want a partner on the journey. We’d love to join you.
If you want to know who Jesus is, start in the New Testament. Most everything we know about Jesus we learned from the Bible. We believe it is really, truly God’s word.
We recommend starting with John but Matthew, Mark, and Luke are also really great. Our pastors have been teaching through the gospel of Mark for several years now and we’re still learning new things about Him. You are welcome to join us anytime for our Sunday worship gatherings.