The Austin Stone

Downtown

Proclaiming the beauty and hope of the gospel in the heart of downtown Austin

Year established
2002
Service times
9:00 am
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11:00 am
About The Austin Stone Downtown

A Steadfast Church in Downtown Austin, TX

As The Austin Stone’s oldest campus, we’ve experienced a lot of change since 2002. But our heart for this city and the people who call it home has remained. We’re not located in the center of Austin by coincidence—we’re here because we believe God is inviting us to play an active role in proclaiming His gospel in our city. And we’d love for you to be a part of that story.

Because we’re located in downtown Austin, the people who call our church home come from all different demographics and walks of life. Whether you’re a college student looking to connect, a family wanting to get plugged in, or an empty nester hoping for community, there’s a place for you here.

Downtown

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College Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

We worship alongside our church family on Sunday mornings across multiple Austin Stone locations, but we mainly gather at the Downtown Campus! During the week, we gather in small-group settings that meet throughout Austin in college students’ apartments, houses, dorms, and campus facilities. These groups typically share meals together, read the Bible, pray, and enjoy doing life in Austin with one another. We have co-ed, guys, and girls groups that college students can join at any time throughout the semester!

College

Kids Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

Each Sunday, we host programming for children eight weeks old through 4th grade at 9am and kiddos eight weeks old through 5th grade at 11am. Our thoroughly vetted and trained volunteers provide a safe and fun environment for kids to worship Jesus in a large-group setting and learn about the Bible in a smaller group. And for nursery-aged children, we provide a caring space where they are prayed over and cared for during services.

Kids

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

5/6/7

Students in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade can join us on Sundays during the 11am service in the iLab inside the Library at Austin High for a time of games, donuts, and discussion-based lessons using the REAP method to empower students on how to read God's Word on their own!

Middle School Students

Middle school students in 6-8th grade can join us Sunday nights from 5-7:30pm at the St. John Campus for a night of community, fun, food, and engaging in God's Word together! This time together provides a space where middle schoolers can gather to build friendships and a foundation of faith as they learn more about Jesus. Middle School DCOMMs also meet at this time.

High School Students

Rather than meeting on Sunday mornings, we encourage students in 8th through 12th grade to integrate into the life of the church body. Whether by worshipping alongside their parents or friends, sitting under the teaching of elders, or serving in other areas of ministry (like 5/6/7), we want to empower students to love the church! Throughout the semester there will be social events immediately following the 11am service for students.

High school students in 9th-12th grade can join us Sunday nights from 5-7:30pm at the St. John Campus for a night of community, fun, food, and engaging in God's Word together! This time together helps empower students to deepen their faith and take it into their schools, sports teams, and jobs—spreading the good news of Jesus. High school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

Students

Women's Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

For more information on Women’s Ministry at our Downtown Campus, contact Kate Terry, or click here to stay up to date on upcoming events.

Women's

Men's Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

For more information on the Men’s Ministry at our Downtown Campus, contact Walt Lengel, or click here to stay up to date with upcoming events.

Men's

Marriage Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

For more information on Marriage Ministry at our Downtown Campus, contact Scott Hekman.

Marriage

Groups at The Austin Stone Downtown

For more information about Groups at our Downtown Campus, contact Babatunde Abon.

Groups

What's Happening

Here's what's happening this week at The Austin Stone Downtown! Is your week already booked? Scroll down for additional upcoming events and more.

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Recent Sermons

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2.18.24
Hebrews

By Faith Jacob

Hebrews 11:21

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Our Team

Meet our team of amazing humans fueled by a love for God, a passion for serving, and a whole lot of coffee.

Tyler David

Congregation Pastor

Scott Hekman

Congregation Executive Pastor

Walt Lengel

Spiritual Formation Director

Jaleesa McCreary

Worship Team Manager

Hannah Penley

Kids Ministry Director

Devin Miranda

Sunday Teams Director

Zach Verrett

Executive Assistant

Mitchell Johnson

College Director

Noël Handy

Connections Director

Michael Foss

Groups Director

Kate Terry

Equipping & Women's Ministry Director

Christopher Long

Kids Ministry Associate

Addie McIntire

College Ministry Associate

Babatunde Abon

Groups Associate

Briley Lagan

Interim Students Associate

Sanja Royall

College Resident

Bryson Upchurch

College Resident

Lorenzo Molina

College Resident

Annarose Murray

College Resident

Jonah Irmen

College Resident

Our Elders & Deacons

Christopher Edgar

Deacon
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Zane Feemster

Deacon
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Deacon

Mason Finley

Deacon
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Deacon

Stephen Foster

Elder
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Elder

Dr. Devin Garza

Elder
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Elder

Margaret Gibson

Deacon
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Deacon

Mark Gibson

Deacon
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Deacon

Bob Gutekunst

Elder
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Elder

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park at Austin High School?

Parking is available in surface lots on the east side of the building (accessible by Cesar Chavez) or on the west side of the building (accessible by Stephen F Austin Drive). Street parking is also available surrounding the campus. Additional parking can be found in the lots near the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail (under MoPac) or at the WAYA fields off Reserve Road.

Since we’re located in the heart of downtown near some of Austin’s best trails, our best advice is to arrive early to find parking!

Do you offer childcare or programming for kids on Sundays?

Yes! For newborns through 4th grade, our Kids Ministry has programming available during the 9am and 11am service. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the Kids check-in area. If you need help, find a volunteer wearing an Austin Stone shirt. Because of our commitment to safety, you’ll check in your child(ren) using our check-in system.

For 5th-7th graders, we have programming through our Students Ministry during the 11am service. They'll meet in the Austin High School Library for fun, food, and Scripture study! All 8th-12th grade students are encouraged to attend service with their parents.

Additionally, we have Sunday evening discipleship communities for 6th-12th grade students who meet at 5pm at our St. John Campus (500 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752).

If you meet in a high school, where would I attend classes?

For our classes that take place on Sundays, we utilize a variety of spaces in the main building of Austin High School. If a class occurs on a weekday, we typically meet at another Austin Stone campus or in homes across the city. Either way, if you’re enrolled in a class, we’ll always send you clear details on where we’ll be meeting!

Do you have ASL interpretation at your services?

We don’t currently have live interpretation, but our South Congregation does offer live American Sign Language interpretation during their 9am service each Sunday! We also post each sermon online with closed captioning.

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