The name ‘Five Stones’ comes from the epic story of David and Goliath.

Whether you are a Christ Follower or not, almost everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. I think the reason why this story resonates with so many people is that it has all the components of what makes a story great. In the story, David kills Goliath, saves the country, becomes a hero, and he even gets the girl. (I’ll bet you didn’t know the part about getting the girl. You can confirm that by reading the next chapter). As I said, it’s a great story with a great ending. Two parts of this story stood out to our team as we prayed about the new church name.

First: If you had to fight against a giant, wouldn’t you think it wise to use a strategy that has worked for years. This is exactly what Saul had in mind when he told David to use his armor. Once David tried on the armor, he realized that he could not win the war with this type of armor against this type of enemy. In our country, the church is at a pivotal place. The church of America, unfortunately, is in rapid decline. 

Second: If you were fighting someone approximately twice your height and size, and you had the chance to select a stone, what type of stone would you choose?

A favorite would be the nastiest, most jagged rock I could find, preferably something with a big point on it. But that is not what David chose. David chose five smooth stones that would fly straight and true. Our desire as a church is to do less to achieve more. Deliberate simplicity will allow us to take our limited resources (time, money, energy) and streamline it’s offerings for effectiveness.

Five Stones Church recognizes that following Christ is about steps not leaps. David’s five stones will represent our core values, which will symbolize the next step of faith that people need to take with Him.

  • Loving God
  • Sharing Life
  • Applying Truth
  • Investing Now
  • Engaging Culture

We need to make a difference in our community by serving others and engaging our neighbors to help people encourage people to know God and take their steps with Him.