We celebrate open communion during our weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service. Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.
We practice freedom in belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
We take seriously the command of Jesus to “make disciples of all people.” We strive to learn more about God through studying His Word.
Our youth and children also meet regularly to study the Bible creatively through weekly meetings, retreats, and Vacation Bible School.
Stokesdale Christian Church exists to know God and make God known, to love each other as Christ loves us, to make disciples of each other, and to experience fellowship with God through obedience and praise.
We dedicate ourselves to leading a Christ-like, Spirit-filled life through worship, prayer, communion, baptism, fellowship, and outreach as a supportive family to all, acknowledging our rich history.
For this reason, God has called us to personally commit ourselves to reach the lost, educate believers, and build our ministries for the growth of God’s Church through serving our community and our world.
Randy Winn - Pastor
In February 1996, after I preached a sermon on Jesus’ love, a young lady came forward during the invitation hymn. She said she needed to hear what I said in that sermon and wanted to rededicate her
life to God. Going home after that service, I gave my life to the Lord for the first time. I had been baptized when I was eleven years old, but I hadn’t committed my life to God until that Sunday. Since then, God has led me to pastor congregations in Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. God has always provided for us during this time. It’s hard to believe I’ve been in the ministry for 27 years as of this writing in 2023. At times, it’s been difficult to continue in the ministry. At other times, it has been the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. I’ve learned a great deal during that time, but perhaps the most blessed thing has been to learn God will always be by your side and love you regardless of what you’ve done in the past. The key is to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and live for him each day. Please God in all you say, do and think and don’t worry about what people say and think about you.
They’re just as imperfectly human as you.
At Stokesdale Christian Church we have many opportunities to worship God through fellowship. On the third Sunday of every month, we have a fellowship luncheon with a rich variety of foods provided by the congregation. We love to eat, but not just by ourselves. We also gather together with other churches in Stokesdale for community worship and fellowship. Fifth Sunday Sing, a Thanksgiving Service, and an Easter Sunrise service are a few of the ways we share our unity in Christ.
Our youth gather for weekly Bible studies that include games, music, and food. Other youth activities include camps, service projects, and group outings throughout the year.
The Christian Men’s Fellowship and the Christian Women’s Fellowship are active within the community. Both groups meet monthly and work on fund raising activities to help accomplish the work of their outreach ministries.