At Whitestone, we desire to walk together.
We do life together.
This means we want EVERYBODY IN! It’s one of our values.
The reality of Heavens’s kingdom is diverse in ethnicity, culture, experience, personality, gender and age. We are building a community that looks like heaven and that is our superpower.
Everybody in means EVERY BODY in.
There are no limits to who is invited. We are filling Church of Whitestone as the servants filled the banquet hall in the Parable of the Feast. They invited the good and the bad alike; everyone and anyone.
We are inviting people into this new community of faith because we believe in what God has waiting for them; Discovering their God-authored identity through whole-hearted relationship with Jesus.
We can’t miss the purpose and role of the servants in this parable. This invite begins with us. It starts with you and it’s up to those you invite to accept the invitation. Unfortunately, our world in the last few years became a place in which we weren’t allowed to invite or to show up. Isolation became REAL. From online services to home offices to homeschooling. Yes, one could argue that it was needed for a time, but isolation has become comfortable and the enemy loves to get us isolated. He loves us comfortable at home watching life from the sidelines instead of in a space full of believers seeking God and living life together.
Being intentional with community, weakens the enemies fight against us.
In isolation, he will make you believe that you are alone, that no one is with you or that no one cares. Don’t be afraid to show up. You are not alone and WE walk together.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.
Everybody in starts with you and continues through you.
There is power in community.
There is power in a united church.
We fight the comfort of isolation when we get back to the community of believers.
When we get back to the church.
So show up.
There is room for more.
When you join Whitestone, you join a family.
Built on Whitestone,
Tauren + Lorna Wells