Our Beliefs

The Austin Stone is a New Testament church existing for the supremacy of the name and purpose of Jesus Christ. We believe Christ’s life, death, and resurrection are essential to God’s plan to heal and redeem our fallen world. We are dedicated to being a part of what He’s doing in our city and among the unreached.

The Austin Stone’s mission is to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations.

This Affirmation of Faith is a summary of our foundational beliefs.

  • The Bible is the Word of God.
  • There is one true and living God. He exists in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • God created all things for His glory.
  • God created men and women in His image.
  • All have sinned and rebelled against God.
  • God alone is the author of salvation.
  • Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, and died an atoning death, conquering sin, Satan, and death in His resurrection. He appeared to the disciples and many others before He ascended to Heaven.
  • The Holy Spirit gives gifts to those who are in Christ.
  • The church consists of all who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for their eternal salvation.
  • Heaven and hell are real places.
  • Jesus Christ will one day return to establish His kingdom.

Our Full Affirmation of Faith

Our Convictions are the animating principles that flow from our mission and beliefs.

  • Ruled by God’s Word
  • Christ-Centered in Focus
  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit
  • Reliant on Prayer
  • Committed to Covenant Community
  • Gospel-Saturated in Discipleship
  • Devoted to Equipping the Saints
  • Relentless in Mission

More About Our Convictions

One of the best ways to understand how our mission, beliefs, and convictions impact our daily life is to watch or listen to our sermons.

Sermons