Living Stone Community Church was born on January 26, 2003 with 12 members from the former Evangelical Free Church of Standish. The first church planting pastor was Jason Jones along with his wife Erika and their two children. The revitalizing church plant was supported by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Many mission teams and Southern Baptist churches from the area helped with renovating the facilities and providing evangelistic services to raise the awareness of the new church in the community of Standish. The foundation of Living Stone Community Church was built upon the Lord Jesus Christ and the founding pastor challenged his people to be obedient to the Word of God, to share the Gospel with the community, and to have a heart for missions around the world.
From the very moment the church was instituted, God has blessed the efforts of His people and He has faithfully added to the number of those being saved. In 2004, the leadership of LSCC felt the need to provide two morning worship services to accommodate a larger gathering of people. In 2005, LSCC became self-supported and is eternally grateful for the the funds given by Southern Baptists and other generous donors. In 2006, God called Pastor Jason to a church in Georgia. A pastor search committee was elected to serve the church in finding Living Stone Community Church’s second pastor.
While the church was without a pastor, the members of Living Stone Community Church were faithful to pull together to carry out the work of the ministry. In June of 2007, the church called Joey Marshall to become the second pastor of Living Stone Community Church. Pastor Joey along with his wife Rose, began their ministry at LSCC in October of 2007. Since that time, God has continued to bless the efforts of His people and the work of the ministry at LSCC. In October 2009, God opened a door for LSCC to move from Oak Hill Road to the old paint ball facility on Route 35. This was a huge answer to prayer as this space gives LSCC room to grow and expand as the Lord leads. It is amazing to sit back and see what God has done and what He is doing. “To God be the glory for the great things that He has done!”
We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist Convention of New England, and the Maine Baptist Association. We also partner with other churches in our community that are of like faith and practice for missions, worship, discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism.
We affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. We affirm the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy and Biblical Hermeneutics. We support International Missions and North American Missions through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)
Living Stone Community Church is a community of Christ followers who will Encounter God in worship, Edify others in fellowship, Equip one another to follow Jesus and Engage in Ministry and Missions.
We acknowledge that all authority lies in Jesus Christ as head of His church (Ephesians 1:22-23). We also affirm the authority of Bible, God’s Holy Word. We believe the Bible is inerrant, infallible, and essential for salvation and spiritual growth (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12)
Corporate and personal Prayer are crucial to all parts of the ministry at LSCC (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
The Great Commission is embedded in every aspect of the life of LSCC. It is our privelege and duty to make disciples in our Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8).
Worshiping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth is a primary function of LSCC. We believe that worship is a supernatural human response to the presence and power of God that effects every aspect of our lives (John 4:23-25).
We are committed to the Biblical model of the family and strive to provide the neccessary ministries to deepen the faith of the entire family (Ephesians 5:22-6:4).
We believe that God has given every person in the congregation talents, abilities, and spiritial gifts to minister to our church family as well as those in our community (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12).
We believe that the Bible calls us to live a life of holiness. We encourage our members to exemplify Christ in the church family as well as in everyday life (1 Peter 1:6; Matthew 18:15-18; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13).
Building solid relationships is essential to the mission and vision of LSCC. This is promoted through Life Groups, Journey Groups, and different ministries within the church (Acts 2:42-47).