STONYBROOK CHURCH IS A UNITED METHODIST FAITH COMMUNITY THAT EXISTS TO MAKE NEW DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD.
We believe in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is sovereign and is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is loving and forgiving. We believe that we can experience God's love and grace daily.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us and lives in us. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God's will and empowers us to live obediently and purposefully.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. We believe that Christians should study both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
We believe that Jesus was fully human and He lived as a man and he was crucified and died as our Savior. We believe that Jesus is divine. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe in Christ we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after his.
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and an extension of Christ's life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the church is "the communion of saints"-- a community made up of all past, present, and future disciples of Christ. We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.