Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
6000 West Wadley
Midland, TX 79707
How it all began
In the late 1980s, First Baptist Church of Midland had a vision of planting a mission church to reach the people of northwest Midland. A severe economic downturn in the oil-based Midland economy put such plans on hold.
The plans were resurrected in the late 1990s, and the pieces of what would ultimately become Stonegate Fellowship began to come together.
In 1998, First Baptist Church put together a New Church Start Committee and, shortly thereafter, a Pastor Search Committee for the yet unnamed "new church". First Baptist Church not only agreed to release a good number of its membership to start the new church, but also committed $300,000 of its budget surplus as "start-up" funding for the new church. On August 15, 1999, Stonegate opened its doors to the public. Since then, Stonegate Fellowship has experienced incredible blessings from God.
To lead people to find peace with God, love for one another, purpose in living, and joy in life through Christ.
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
- About God
- About Man
- About Eternity
- About Jesus Christ
- About Salvation
- Eternal Security
- About Holy Spirit
- About The Bible
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)
Man is made in the image of God. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man was created to enjoy a relationship with God, he is marred by a sinful nature which separates him from God. Man's disobedience toward God, called "sin" can be forgiven by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God means eternal existence in a real place called Hell. To be eternally in union with God means eternal life in a real place called Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; I John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's only offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life with God begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9;John 1:12; 14:6;Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is begun and maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
(John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian and gives power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
(II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth and final authority for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)