Our Vision

There are some species of plants that thrive only when they are regularly, and sometimes severely pruned. Unfortunately, there are times when a plant is so diseased that the best course of action is to replant something new in its place.   This can be as true for churches as for plants.

In the summer of 2013 The Stone Church was  conceived as a replant effort in partnership with the Crossroads Church Planting Network and several other groups with hearts to plant thriving, disciple-making churches. About a year into the replanting process God pointed us to Ezekiel 36 and 37 as a power reminder of what He desires to do in and through us for His glory.  In fact, we recited Ezekiel 36:36 at the conclusion of each week's service which says:

"Then they will say, I have rebuilt that which destroyed and replanted that which was desolate. I am the Lord, I have spoken, and I will do it."

ReFresh Hope

When we asked the core group of believers at Cornerstone Fellowship why they hadn’t just given up, they said, “God wouldn’t let us quit; believe us, we asked Him that question.  The Lord told us that there are lives in this community that will be changed because of this church on this corner!” These 20 people have selflessly given of their time, energy, and resources to follow God’s leading. RePlanting will not only refresh their sense of hope but it will also give God glory. These men and women clearly see God’s hand at work and are excited about our future together!

ReNew Identity

As Abram, Sarai, Jacob, and Saul were all changed through an encounter with the Lord – a name change or identity change of sorts followed.   For this reason, the replanted church will have a new name (The STONE CHURCH… redeeming the old while embracing the future); there will also be a new look, feel, focus, and purpose in the community. With our new church body, we are praying that God will give us a new platform to influence those living and working in Cartersville and the surrounding areas of Bartow County.

ReDeem Resources

Redemption is God’s heart, isn’t it? The Stone Church sits on 14 acres and already has a facility conducive for worship and children’s ministry.  If the church were to close, then those resources would be lost to the world, but we have a unique opportunity to redeem those resources for God’s work – how exciting is that?!   We are going to need help with the redemption of the facility in the months to come, however.  There are work projects needing to be done over the summer to not only repair the building and add safety but to also help us create a welcoming environment to worship and grow!