Affiliation and Style
WHO IS STONEGATE CHURCH AFFILIATED WITH?
Stonegate Church belongs to the Acts 29 Network, a peer-to-peer association of churches around the world called and committed to the Gospel through church planting. Acts 29 is not a denomination, but a network of like-minded pastors who are dedicated to planting local, missional, Christ-centered communities to effectively reach the next generation. Acts 29 is also a network of pastors from around the nation and world whose dream is to help qualified leaders called by God plant new churches and replant declining churches.
Stonegate Church also partners with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Why? Affiliation with the SBC allows our church to participate in the largest missionary organization in the world. Through the SBC “Cooperative Program,” we help support over 5,600 missionaries in 104 countries around the world.
WHAT IS OUR WORSHIP STYLE AND PHILOSOPHY?
Our services are contemporary in nature. You will see people singing loudly or quietly assuming an attitude of prayer, clapping or raising their hands, standing reverently, or kneeling. We encourage all genuine expressions of biblical worship during our services. Our goal in corporate worship is to effectively lead others into the presence of God where they can respond appropriately to His greatness and glory, be intimately touched by His nearness, and be powerfully changed into His likeness. Yet our worship should never cease. Worship is best viewed as our response to God, both personally and corporately, for who He is and what He has done, expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live.