SEEKING A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN THE SPIRITUAL CLIMATE OF NORTHERN NEVADA

Whether you are a Christian, a skeptic, or someone who feels broken and distant from God,
you are welcome at Living Stones Churches

SEEKING A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN THE SPIRITUAL CLIMATE OF NORTHERN NEVADA

Whether you are a Christian, a skeptic, or someone who feels broken and distant from God,
you are welcome at Living Stones Churches

CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Throughout 2020 we are exploring a New Testament sermon called "Hebrews". Hebrews is all about the greatness and superiority of Jesus, so the author continually compares Jesus to the "shadows" that came before Him in the Old Testament. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Bible's writings about priests, sacrifices, and holiness. Not only this, but Jesus is the only One who, even in 2020, can bring people out of the shadows of their own sin, idolatry, self-righteousness, and hopelessness.

WHAT'S A SERMON SERIES?

As a family of churches, we regularly teach through whole books of the Bible.
Because God has made us physical, emotional, and imaginative people, each Sermon Series is accompanied by visual art, discipleship materials, and specific focuses drawn from what the Bible says. 

CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Throughout 2020 we are exploring a New Testament sermon called "Hebrews". Hebrews is all about the greatness and superiority of Jesus, so the author continually compares Jesus to the "shadows" that came before Him in the Old Testament. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Bible's writings about priests, sacrifices, and holiness. Not only this, but Jesus is the only One who, even in 2020, can bring people out of the shadows of their own sin, idolatry, self-righteousness, and hopelessness.

WHAT'S A SERMON SERIES?

As a family of churches, we regularly teach through whole books of the Bible.
Because God has made us physical, emotional, and imaginative people, each Sermon Series is accompanied by visual art, discipleship materials, and specific focuses drawn from what the Bible says. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

SUNDAY
GATHERINGS

Our Sunday gatherings are all about God, making room for your personal engagement with Him through prayer, Bible teaching, singing, corporate readings, and baptism & the Lord's Supper.

WHAT TO
WEAR

We invite you to worship God wearing what is comfortable for you at any of the Living Stones Churches in Reno, South Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Elko, or Fernley.

HOW TO
PARTICIPATE

Our gatherings typically last 90 minutes and you are welcome to participate in as much or as little as you feel comfortable.

CHILDREN'S & YOUTH MINISTRY

LS KIDS

In LS Kids your children will learn about and grow in relationship with Jesus as they are led by background-checked volunteers through activities, prayer, and age-appropriate teachings from the Bible.

LS Kids occurs every Sunday during worship gatherings.

LS STUDENTS

LS Students is about helping Middle & High School students grow in their relationship with God, relationships with one another, and their knowledge of the Bible.

Click here to contact your local LS Students leaders.

WHAT TO EXPECT

SUNDAY
GATHERINGS

Our Sunday gatherings are all about God, making room for your personal engagement with Him through prayer, Bible teaching, singing, corporate readings, and baptism & the Lord's Supper.

WHAT TO
WEAR

We invite you to worship God wearing what is comfortable for you at any of the Living Stones Churches in Reno, South Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Elko, or Fernley.

HOW TO
PARTICIPATE

Our gatherings typically last 90 minutes and you are welcome to participate in as much or as little as you feel comfortable.

CHILDREN'S & YOUTH MINISTRY

LS KIDS

In LS Kids your children will learn about and grow in relationship with Jesus as they are led by background-checked volunteers through activities, prayer, and age-appropriate teachings from the Bible.

LS Kids occurs every Sunday during worship gatherings.

LS STUDENTS

LS Students is about helping Middle & High School students grow in their relationship with God, relationships with one another, and their knowledge of the Bible.

Click here to contact your local LS Students leaders.

OUR MISSION & VALUES

OUTSIDERS BECOMING INSIDERS

Like Jesus, Living Stones does everything possible to make outsiders insiders in the Kingdom of God. No one should be blocked from the gospel and the opportunity to be reconciled to God.

DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES

Disciples are people who follow Jesus, find their identity in Him, and enjoy relationship with God. Part of following Jesus means we invest our whole life to help others grow spiritually as they learn to know, love, and follow Him too. 

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

The church of God is to be a house of prayer and worship for all peoples and ethnicities. This is the heart of God and will be fully displayed around His throne in heaven. We long to see integrated racial diversity in every level and function of our churches so we can display Jesus’ Kingdom on earth.

IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY

There are three ways we exercise this value:

Physically - by caring for physical needs of the hurting and underprivileged in our city.
Culturally - by participating in and shaping all that is good in the culture of our city.
Spiritually - by praying for and guiding people toward the freedom and fulfillment that can only be found in Jesus through the proclamation of His gospel.

CHURCHES PLANTING CHURCHES

Church planting is the most effective way to see people come to the knowledge and love of Christ. We are constantly seeking to raise up new leaders and send out more church plants. We invest 10% of our money every year into church planting throughout the United States and the world in partnership with Acts 29

OUR MISSION & VALUES

OUTSIDERS BECOMING INSIDERS

Like Jesus, Living Stones does everything possible to make outsiders insiders in the Kingdom of God. No one should be blocked from the gospel and the opportunity to be reconciled to God.

DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES

Disciples are people who follow Jesus, find their identity in him, and enjoy relationship with God. Part of following Jesus means we invest our whole life to help others grow spiritually as they learn to know, love, and follow him too.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

The church of God is to be a house of prayer and worship for all peoples and ethnicities. This is the heart of God and will be fully displayed around his throne in heaven. We long to see integrated racial diversity in every level and function of our churches so we can display Jesus’ Kingdom on earth.

IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY

There are three ways we exercise this value:

Physically - by caring for physical needs of the hurting and underprivileged in our city.


Culturally - by participating in and shaping all that is good in the culture of our city.

Spiritually - by praying for and guiding people toward the freedom and fulfillment that can only be found in
Jesus through the proclamation of his gospel.

CHURCHES PLANTING CHURCHES

Church planting is the most effective way to see people come to the knowledge and love of Christ. We are constantly seeking to raise up new leaders and send out more church plants. We invest 10% of our money every year into church planting throughout the United States and the world in partnership with Acts 29.

ABOUT LIVING STONES CHURCHES

ABOUT US

We are:
Christian | Non-denominational | Bible driven | Jesus centered | Mission focused | Historically rooted | Reformed | Members of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network

We desire:
To plant more theologically-rich, contextual churches across Northern Nevada, and remain committed to the flourishing of the communities where churches are planted.

We started:
As a Bible study in Reno, NV in 1998. To date, our family of churches has grown to six local churches across Northern Nevada in Reno, South Reno, Sparks, Elko, Carson City, and Fernley.

LIVING STONES

The name of our churches comes from the New Testament (1 Peter 2:4-5):
"As you come to Jesus, a Living Stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."

ABOUT LIVING STONES CHURCHES

ABOUT US

We are:
Christian Non-denominational | Bible driven | Jesus centered | Mission focused |  Historically rooted | Reformed | Members of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network

We desire:
To plant more theologically-rich, contextual churches across Northern Nevada, and remain committed to the flourishing of the communities where churches are planted.

We started:
As a Bible study in Reno, NV in 1998. To date, our family of churches has grown to six churches across Northern Nevada in Reno, South Reno, Sparks, Elko, Carson City, and Fernley.

LIVING STONES

The name of our churches comes from the New Testament (1 Peter 2:4-5): "As you come to Jesus, a Living Stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house. to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Christ Jesus."

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Biblically rooted, historically informed, and Gospel-centered.

GOD IS TRIUNE
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
GOD HAS REVEALED HIMSELF
In the natural world, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in the verbally-inspired, inerrant, and authoritative 66 books of the Bible, God has clearly revealed Himself to humanity.
HUMANITY
God created human beings, male and female, in His own image. Men and women, equally made in the image of God, enjoy equal access to God by faith in Jesus, and bear God's image in unique and distinct ways. Men and women have received different, complementary roles from God that are to be lived out according to His Word, the Bible.
THE FALL
Adam fell into sin through the devil's temptation, bringing alienation from God and total corruption to every aspect of every human being (our bodies, minds, wills, emotions, and souls) since this initial sin.
THE GOSPEL
The good news is biblical (Jesus' death and resurrection are according to the Scriptures), theological and salvific (Jesus died for our sins, to reconcile us to God), historical (if the saving events did not actually happen, our faith is worthless), apostolic (the message was entrusted to and transmitted by the apostles, who were witnesses of these saving events), and intensely personal.
GOD'S REDEMPTION OF HIS PEOPLE
We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to his Father, the eternal Son, Jesus, became human: the Word became flesh, truly God and truly human, one Person in two natures, miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary.
He perfectly obeyed His heavenly Father, lived a sinless life, performed miraculous signs, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
SALVATION OF SINNERS
By His sacrifice, Jesus bore in our place the punishment due to us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice for us. By His perfect obedience He satisfied the just demands of God for us, since by faith alone that perfect obedience is credited by grace alone to all who trust in Christ alone for salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and by His powerful and mysterious work regenerates spiritually dead sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, baptizing them into union with the Lord Jesus, and justifying them before God.
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels, when He will judge, and His kingdom will be consummated.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Biblically rooted, historically informed, and Gospel-centered.

GOD IS TRIUNE
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
GOD HAS REVEALED HIMSELF
In the natural world, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in the verbally-inspired, inerrant, and authoritative 66 books of the Bible, God has clearly revealed Himself to humanity.
HUMANITY
God created human beings, male and female, in His own image. Men and women, equally made in the image of God, enjoy equal access to God by faith in Jesus, and bear God's image in unique and distinct ways. Men and women have received different, complementary roles from God that are to be lived out according to His Word, the Bible.
THE FALL
Adam fell into sin through the devil's temptation, bringing alienation from God and total corruption to every aspect of every human being (our bodies, minds, wills, emotions, and souls) since this initial sin.
THE GOSPEL
The good news is biblical (Jesus' death and resurrection are according to the Scriptures), theological and salvific (Jesus died for our sins, to reconcile us to God), historical (if the saving events did not actually happen, our faith is worthless), apostolic (the message was entrusted to and transmitted by the apostles, who were witnesses of these saving events), and intensely personal.
GOD'S REDEMPTION OF HIS PEOPLE
We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to his Father, the eternal Son, Jesus, became human: the Word became flesh, truly God and truly human, one Person in two natures, miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary.
He perfectly obeyed His heavenly Father, lived a sinless life, performed miraculous signs, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
SALVATION OF SINNERS
By His sacrifice, Jesus bore in our place the punishment due to us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice for us. By His perfect obedience He satisfied the just demands of God for us, since by faith alone that perfect obedience is credited by grace alone to all who trust in Christ alone for salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and by His powerful and mysterious work regenerates spiritually dead sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, baptizing them into union with the Lord Jesus, and justifying them before God.
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels, when He will judge, and His kingdom will be consummated.