Who We Are

The Name Pebbles and Stones:

Stones are an enduring part of man's efforts to build something that will remain a witness of talent an a vison for future generations. God, too, chooses to use stones to build an enduring structure that speaks into the present and prepares the way for future generations to come into His presence, be reconciled into His family and form an everlasting Kingdom.   The Lord calls people living stones.  He Himself builds them into a spiritual dwelling places for Hs presence.

No stone can unite itself to another stone without the skillful hands ofa stonemason.   He carefully chooses just the right stones, stones that will fit together to form a strong structure.   Large stones and smaller ones must be joined with sufficient mortar to form a boned that can endure.  The Holy Spiirt is the Master  Mason who delights in forming living stones into priestly stuructures that reachthe heart of God through their prayers and worship.

1 Peter 2:5

You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to b a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  

Come to Him then, to that Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but
which is chosen and precious in God's sight. Come and, like living stones, be
yourselves built into a spiritual house, for a holy, dedicated, consecrated
priesthood, to offer up those spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5 (AMP)

 

 

We believe that children can:
Accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
Experience God’s Love
Receive His forgiveness
Recognize God’s voice and follow Him
Share the Good News of Jesus Christ

Core Values

Foundational Verse

1 Peter 2:5 ...you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

On Community

Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

On Children

Mark 9:37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."

Luke 10:21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

Mark 10: 13-16 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

Psalm 8:2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

On Prayer

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Romans 12:12,13 ...rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

Philippians 4:6,7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

On Listening

John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

1 Samuel 3:10 The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."

Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him;

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

On Salvation

Romans 10:13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

On The Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

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