We Believe...

God

there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

in the deity of Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven, His present ministry of intercession for believers, and His return to earth in power and glory.

Holy Spirit

in the person and deity of the Holy Spirit. He performs the miracle of new birth in unbelievers, indwells and bestows gifts to every believer and empowers people to live godly lives.

The Bible

that the Bible is God's written revelation to man, and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.

Man

man was created in the image of God, but was alienated from God due to sin. Through faith in Christ alone for salvation (made possible by his death and resurrection) alienation can be removed and one is reconciled with God. All people were created to exist eternally and will spend it either in the presence of God in Heaven or bereft of His presence in Hell. 

Salvation

salvation is irrevocable.  It is given and maintained by the grace of God and not through the works of, or lack thereof, the believer.

Debatable Matters & the Middle Ground

 

Stone Ridge has long been a place where people come from a variety of spiritual backgrounds. We have people with no previous spiritual history, as well as Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Catholics, Pentecostals, and a host of other traditions. 

 

Embracing the diversity of our body means being comfortable with the fact that we don’t all see things the same way. While there is a diversity of perspectives at Stone Ridge, we do think it is important to agree on some fundamental truths (these are articulated in our statement of faith). We also believe that it's important to articulate what perspectives have room for debate and what perspectives we cannot embrace.

 

The link below will lead you to our Debatable Matters document. This is an ongoing project of our Elders that expresses where we stand on a variety of topics.