Congregation Executive Pastor
Welcome to the St. John Congregation of The Austin Stone!
We are grateful you are taking time to learn more about our church! God does amazing things when people gather together to pursue Him. Lives are transformed, hope is found, and chains are broken through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We’d love for you to join us every Sunday morning at 8am for an outdoor gathering! We’ll worship, pray, and do a devotional together out on the lawn, so please be sure to bring your own chair or blanket! Kids and students are welcome, but no Kids or Students classes will be provided.
During the ongoing pandemic, our Kids Ministry has moved to creating fun and engaging digital content. You can access this digital content by visiting austinstone.org/online. Jesus is the center of Kids Ministry at The Austin Stone! We believe that children need to hear and understand the good news of the gospel, so every week, your child will hear a lesson based on one of the 7 Basic Truths. These statements sum up the entire gospel message in kid-friendly language.
Actively teaching your children is the best way we can support you as parents. We hope that while children are with us in Kids Ministry, not only will they have an amazing time with other kids their age and our awesome volunteers, they’ll hear the gospel and learn what it means for their lives.
We recognize that God has entrusted us with the ministry and safety of children while they are in our care. We want every environment a child is in to be the safest it can be so that children have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each environment is supervised by multiple volunteers who have gone through an intensive onboarding process that includes an application, in-person interview, background check, policy training, and sexual abuse awareness training. Our locations also offer several opportunities to refresh this knowledge for volunteers throughout the year.
During the ongoing pandemic, our Students Ministry has moved to creating fun and engaging digital content. You can access this digital content by visiting austinstone.org/online.
During worship, students come together to connect with God, our volunteer leaders, and one another. Students Ministry is working hard to provide creative digital content during this time.
We believe that God uses Sunday worship in unique ways to grow and encourage His people. But God isn’t just active on Sundays! Throughout the week, we want you to grow in your relationship with God in a community with other believers. No matter your background, stage of life, or even the strength of your faith, there is a place for you at The Austin Stone. We call these groups missional communities.
To learn more about ways to get connected to community at The Austin Stone, email DeeDee Lee.