What We Believe
You may be wondering, “What is the Church of Christ?” Well, we could simply just point you to the Bible. The Church of Christ believes the Bible to be the perfect Word of God.
We believe that all of Scripture is inspired of God and provides everything we need to live a life that pleases Him. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:3) Because of this we strive to worship in the same way the first century Church worshipped when it was established by Christ.
"He created the church to meet your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find all five of these benefits in one place."
- Rick Warren
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He came to earth to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God the Father.
We believe while on earth, Jesus was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross for all mankind providing the perfect sacrifice for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
We believe that He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again to receive His own.
We believe that God is the head of His Church. Each congregation is held accountable to the Word of God, not to any other organizing body.
When people visit Stonecrest, they usually notice two things that are different from denominational churches. One, we use the beauty of our voices in worship just as the first century church did hundreds of years ago. Two, we take communion in worship. The Bible encourages us speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs..." and correspondingly Colossians 3:16 says to, "... admonish one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. We use our beauty of our voices in worship just at the first Century church did hundreds of years ago.
Terms such as "The Lord's Supper: (1 Corinthians 11:20); "The Breaking of Bread" (Acts 2:42); "Communion" (1 Cor. 10:16); and "The Table of the Lord" (1 Cor. 10:21) are biblical expressions designating an act of worship. Members of Stonecrest partake in communion when we meet on the first day of the week to worship God.
We invite you to learn more about what we believe by studying with one of our evangelist or submitting a question below.
Elder Anthony Brooks
A member of the body of Christ for more than 30 years, Anthony has a zeal and passion for ministry and teaching the gospel. In addition to preaching at congregations across the country, he has worked in multiple areas of the church, including leading the Singles ministry at the Hillcrest Church of Christ (Decatur, GA) for more than seven years, assisting other Singles ministries across metro-Atlanta, and baptizing many souls into Christ.
Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from the Sunset International Bible Institute, and plans to continue his research on generational gaps within the growth structure of the church. He is also happily married to his lovely wife, Kellee.
Lester has a BA in Economics/Business Administration, graduate of The Gateway School of Biblical Studies and as an ordained evangelist has been the Senior Minister at churches in Washington DC, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Les has a 17 year experience in corporate America in finance, marketing and commercial real estate. and has been self-employed since 1992.
As a certified Ambassador of Purpose at The Purpose Development Institute in Atlanta, Georgia with his continuing education believes like Harvard Business Expert Nikos Mourkogiannis, “Purpose is the primary source for achievement”. He sustains a strong sense of purpose to teach the Gospel following the pattern of the Apostles and training others to do the same.