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!
Come join us at West this Sunday as we seek to make much of Jesus and learn how to follow Him!
During each worship service, Kids Ministry cares for children from 6 weeks old to 5th grade. 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.
If you have a student between 6th and 12th grade, make sure to check out our Students Ministry! At West, Students Worship for middle school meets from 11:15am to 12:45pm every Sunday during the school year. High School Students Worship meets from 5 to 6:30pm on Sunday nights.
Sunday gatherings are where students come together to connect with God, our volunteer leaders, and one another. Every Sunday has its own unique dynamic, but most of the time you’ll find a combination of fun games, authentic worship, and challenging teaching from the Bible that often leads to vibrant discussion. As part of our mission to equip families for discipleship, we want to cultivate a community where students learn to exalt the name of Jesus in our church, city, and nations.
We hope that Sunday Students Worship serves as a launching pad for your student to find a community where they can grow in faith through small groups (called DCOMMs), service opportunities, and retreats.
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 Chrissy Kennedy.