We all were new, at one time, and we remember what it's like. So we've provided the information below, knowing that it's easier to venture into a new place when you know what to expect.
Stonebriar exists to encourage all people to pursue a lifelong, joyous relationship with Jesus Christ. Our history dates back to 1998, when a small group of people, including Senior Pastor Chuck Swindoll, founded a church in Frisco, Texas. We are a nondenominational, evangelical Christian church. That means that we are governed by our own elders, not an outside organization.
About 4,000 people attend Stonebriar each Sunday, and we have hundreds of volunteers working hard to make sure all visitors are welcomed and encouraged (see "Help on Sundays" below).
Our congregation spans a range of ages and backgrounds. The pastors on-stage dress conservatively, but you'll see people in the pews dressed in all styles—from jeans to business suits. Stonebriar Community Church offers classic worship that features traditional repertoire and excellence in choral and instrumental music.
Each service lasts for one hour and fifteen minutes. Near the beginning, the pastor will encourage you to greet the people sitting around you, but no one will single you out as a visitor. Also, we don't expect our visitors to give. So feel free to let the offering plate pass by when it comes down your row.
Kids are welcome to attend worship services, but we also offer a variety of Sunday-morning programs for children, preteens, and youth. And fellowship groups offer adults a chance to connect in smaller groups.
Help on Sundays
If you want help parking, ask someone on the parking team (the ones wearing the bright orange vests). In addition to onsite parking, shuttle bus service is available at Hunt Middle School (on the east side of the church, across Legendary Dr.) and Lee Lighting (Preston Rd. and Stockard Dr.). Buses run continuously from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you have questions about worship or Sunday classes, ask the volunteers at the Information Center in the Atrium, or ask a "greeter guide" (they wear nametags that say "Ask Me").
If you need to talk or pray with someone about a personal struggle, look for a SoulCare volunteer (they wear burgandy badges that say "SoulCare"). These men and women have been trained to listen and encourage, and are eager to help and to pray with you. They will be available in any of the Prayer Rooms (A129, A102, A106, or A209) after each worship service.
Getting connected at Stonebriar is about relationships that get beneath the surface. Those kinds of relationships won’t come simply by attending worship services. They take time.
One way to get connected is to join a fellowship group or Bible study. These are available for all ages—children, preteen, youth, singles, men, and women. Smaller groups of men and women—called fellowship groups—meet at 7:45, 9:00, or 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Serving others also deepens your relationship with God and people. We offer a variety of service opportunities that will connect you with a team of staff and volunteers who work together in serving others and God.
Finally, you can engage with others through life learning and growth and recovery programs. From managing money to building a stronger marriage, these programs will help you know God and build relationships with His people.