At The Austin Stone, we love God, the church, the city, and the nations. Our life as a church begins and ends with the love of God—His love of us and our love for Him—because our ability to love one another, our city, and the nations is only possible if we abide in Him.
We love the church because when the world sees how we care for one another they get a glimpse of what God's love is like.
We love the city because when God's love transforms us, it's impossible to contain it within the walls of our church—it overflows into tangible love for those around us.
And, we love the nations because, one day, believers from every people group will worship with one voice around the throne of God and Jesus calls us to play a role in bringing that eternal promise to fruition.
The Austin Stone is one church body that exists across six locations in our city. Our campuses are strategically located in some of Austin's most diverse neighborhoods—each one seeking to be light and salt in their communities. Even though every location is unique, no matter which campus you go to, the look, feel, and theological foundations will be the same.
On Sundays, our people gather to worship and hear God's Word. Each service has a band that leads a time of live worship followed by a sermon. Some locations will occasionally livestream the sermon from another Austin Stone campus—giving us the opportunity to hear from multiple pastors. Once the service ends, you'll be able to connect with our leaders and learn more about how to plug into that congregation.
We have various avenues for connection through our ministries and initiatives! Our ministries create pathways for individuals to connect with others in their life stage or those who are experiencing similar seasons. Our initiatives are opportunities to explore a unique side of Christianity through local missions, stewarding creativity, biblical counseling, leadership development, or international mission.
We want the focus of our church to be on one person—Jesus. So instead of having a single preacher teaching each week, we rotate between a number of qualified elders on our preaching team. Rather than having one person decide on important matters concerning our church, we have a team of elders that comes together to prayerfully make decisions. We believe that, when we rely on a wise community of God-ordained leaders, we make God-honoring choices.