Jesus Christ is the protector of God’s people.
Partnership in the gospel (Philippians 1:5).
I am so very thankful that Stone Hill Church does not exist in a vacuum. We are advancing God’s mission of making dedicated followers of Jesus Christ in cooperation with gospel-centered churches throughout the Northeast (indeed, around the world). As a way to serve these churches and promote energetic gospel understanding and vision for all followers of Christ, Stone Hill will be hosting a major conference this fall, our first regional Gospel Coalition Conference. If you are not familiar with The Gospel Coalition (TGC), a resource for promoting gospel-centered churches and leaders, check out: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org
Actually, we already have strong connections to TGC. Danielle Sallade, a faithful servant and member of Stone Hill, has played an important part in the Coalition’s conference for women.
Danielle writes: Hello SHC family! This past week, I had the privilege of serving at The Gospel Coalition’s National Womens’ Conference. I joined with other speakers (one of whom was Beth Urton, SHC missionary) and the 7,000 women in attendance for rich times of teaching and worship. TGC’s national womens’ conferences follow a particular format. There are 8 plenary sessions which exposit a book of the Bible. This year, the theme was I Peter, “Resurrection Life: In a World of Suffering.” The messages gave us a fresh vision of the hope and peace we have in Christ while living in our world of suffering. In addition, attendees could pick from a variety of workshops. The topics covered a wide range: from the authority of Scripture, to teaching children theology, to involvement in politics, to evangelism. Focus Gatherings allowed for smaller groups to have informal discussions with one of the speakers. Finally, there were rich times of corporate worship led by Kristyn and Keith Getty and Sandra McCraken. These times of worship gave me a taste of heaven with so many diverse voices united in song and prayer. I was grateful to go, refreshed and edified by learning with others from different places and perspectives.