Missional Living

loving our neighbors across the street and around the world

Our Purpose

Missional Living shows and shares the gospel of Jesus beyond the walls of our campus into our city and around the world. We believe that God’s mission is not a destination for the few – it’s the call to a gospel-centered life for every follower of Christ. From the slums of Beirut to the streets of South Dallas, God is at work through us to show His compassion and fulfill His commission wherever He sends. Join us!

Your Next Step

Want to join us in loving God and loving our neighbors? Here are three ways to get started.

1. Contact us! We would love to help you explore how your skills and passions can be best put to work.

2. Come to Beyond These Walls at 12:15 on the second Sunday of every month to brainstorm ways we can care for our community together.

3. Look through our current opportunities below and sign up to join us.

Opportunities and Events

Beyond these walls

Beyond these walls

Beyond these Walls

Join us the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 in A104 to brainstorm ways we can care for our community.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone

Cornerstone

Serve the homeless at a clothing and shower complex in South Dallas, or donate clothes for those in need.

 

C-kids

C-kids

C-Kids

Our Saturday morning Bible club gives kids in South Dallas a safe place to experience Christ’s love.

 

Missional Voices

Missional Voices

Missional Voices

Hear insights from our missionaries and ministry partners that will equip you to share God’s love with the people in your neighborhood.

Kids Beach Club

Kids Beach Club

Kids Beach Club

Bring the Good News into local elementary schools as a volunteer for one of our weekly Bible clubs.

 

Light the night

Light the night

Light the Night

Get equipped to shine Christ’s light against the darkness of human trafficking in our city.

 

Thanks For Giving
clothe a child

clothe a child

Clothe a Child

Help provide clothing for 3,000 kids in our community by donating and serving on October 13 and 20.

 

Our Stories

Did you know that right now in DFW there are about 1,600 minors who are being trafficked—forced or coerced to give themselves to others in a tragic version of modern slavery. Yes…even in Frisco. A...

Hundreds of folks from Stonebriar and the surrounding area gathered to assemble seeds and irrigation kits at an event we call Seeds of Hope in partnership with our friends at Global Aid Network. The g...

From geopolitics to backyard barbecues, God works to reveal Himself and rescue His wayward creation. The only question is: Are you a spectator or an ambassador of God’s everyday mission with the pla...

March 2-3, 2018, Stonebriar Community Church will partner with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children in nearly 70 countries aroun...

Have you ever noticed how much more enjoyable exercise is with a friend? On Sunday evening, I had a dear friend invite me to go for a walk at a local school track. As we went ‘round and ‘round the...

The Stonebriar Children’s Choir teamed up with Missional Living to host a Mother’s Day party and present the Gospel to the residents of The Samaritan Inn. Pastor Owen reflects on the experience. ...

Our Friends

North America

Kathie & Steve A.

United States

Kathie and Steve are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of orphaned children. There are more than 124 orphanages in St. Petersburg and more than 600,000 orphans in Russia. Most of these children are “abandoned to the state” as 95 percent have a living parent and, therefore, are unavailable for adoption. Estimates are as high as 200,000 street children living in St. Petersburg alone. Nearly all of these children end up in illegal activities such as drugs and prostitution. Similar conditions exist in nearly every orphanage in any country.

Monnie & Joan B.

United States

Monnie was formerly the International Director for the Centers of Church Based Training in Richardson, TX for 5 years. He now serves with East-West Ministries at The Hope Center in Plano, TX, where he is China Training Director. He and his wife, Joan, have four grown children, 6 grandchildren, live in McKinney, TX, and are a mentor couple for the Titus 2 adult fellowship class at Stonebriar Church.

John & Linda C.

United States

John and Linda are on the staff of Campus Crusade, and they have worked with Josh McDowell Ministry (JMM) for the past 20 or so years focusing on translating and publishing his books around the world. To date, they have seen the Lord give them opportunities to publish more than 29 million books overseas.

In July 1998, after 28 years in California, John and Linda moved their home and office from San Bernardino, California to Dallas, Texas to take a more active role in the JMM office operation in Dallas.

Liz L.

United States

In 1989, Liz accepted the call for full-time mission work with Biblical Education by Extension Int’l (now known as Entrust4) on loan to them from her sending mission. Arriving just nine days before the Berlin Wall fell, Liz had a front row seat to the collapse of communism and the opening up of a new era in Eastern Europe and throughout the former U.S.S.R.

Asia

Vinay P.

India

Vinay and his wife, Shalini, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, and their passion is twofold—to assist the local church around the world (beginning in India) in its holistic ministry and to encourage believers in Christ to get involved in missions, declaring God’s abundant goodness and being a witness of God’s completed work of redemption in Jesus Christ.

Joycelyn S.

Russia

Joycelyn has a passion for equipping women leaders.  Early on in her training at Dallas Theological Seminary (2000-2005), Joycelyn was mentored by three women who served in the international training of women leaders with Biblical Education by Extension Int’l (now Entrust) in Russia.  She prayed for and watched as the Lord used this training to effectively multiply women in the local church setting of Russia to learn to equip other women.

Alisa H.

Russia

Alisa’s ministry is evangelism and pastoral counseling through English instruction to the new generation of Russia. Working in the inner city of Moscow with young business people, she helps them cope with the stress of working in a burgeoning economy. Many of the people she guides come from families steeped in the influences, fears, and rule of communism.

Europe

Jason & Mandy P.

Ireland

For Jason and Mandy, life is evangelism. Their desire is to cultivate redemptive relationships that will lead to repeated opportunities to share the message of the Gospel. The couple uses every possible means in an attempt to meet and reach the people around them. Film, fitness centers, sports, music, toddlers’ groups, and meals are some of the ways God has already used them to share the Gospel.

Staszek & Asia B.

Poland

As is so typical in Poland, both Staszek and Asia grew up in religious families, but they did not know Christ personally until their college years when God found them in their own country through the cross-cultural ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Taken hold of by Christ (Phil 3:12), they devoted their lives to the same ministry of evangelism and discipleship among college students of Poland, first separately, and then as a couple since 1993.

Ben & Anda M.

Romania

Not many years after the fall of Communism in Romania, during their high school years, both Ben and Anda felt called to full-time ministry. To prepare for that, they attended a four year long Bible college in Bucharest and, towards the end of their studies, they got married. For about five years they helped with the planting of a new church in Bucharest, two of which Ben served as a full-time assistant pastor. They left that church in order to move to the United States and attend Dallas Theological Seminary for four years.

Shane & April H.

Spain

God has called Shane, April, Asher, and Benjamin to serve in a ministry of evangelism and discipleship in Spain in order to build up the local church. Their ministry will begin in Madrid, and they are excited about introducing Spaniards to the Savior in creative ways.

Soraya M.

Spain

At IBSTE, The Bible Institute and Seminary in Barcelona, Spain, Soraya will develop student and women’s ministries, helping the faculty to raise the Christian leaders the community so desperately needs.

Our Partners

Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Each year, more than 5,000 reports of abuse or neglect are made here in Collin County. For more than 25 years, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has provided critical services for children victimized by abuse or neglect in our community, free of charge. Under one roof, this organization houses law enforcement, Child Protective Services, therapists, family advocates, interns, and volunteers. Additionally, the staff works hand-in-hand with the District Attorney’s office to ensure that justice is served.

 

Christian Community Action

For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year. Through careful case management, CCA’s holistic approach from rescue to transition helps families in need achieve self-sufficiency by offering a “hand-up” instead of a hand-out.

 

Clothe a Child

Clothe a Child partners with area churches, organizations, individuals, and businesses in our community to serve the new clothing needs of economically disadvantaged Kindergarten through eighth grade school children in Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper & Celina ISDs. All communities have children in need of new clothes.  Unfortunately, not all families have the means to provide the basic clothing items they need for school–shoes, shirts, jackets, jeans, underwear, etc. As Christ followers in the community, we feel the call to help.

 

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Under the leadership of Pastor Chris Simmons, Cornerstone Baptist Church started the Cornerstone Community Development Corp., Inc. with the mission of bringing about community development and revitalization in one of the most blighted areas of South Dallas. Cornerstone has acquired a number of properties in the South Dallas community that were once community nuisances and transitioned them into facilities that currently contribute to the growth and development of local residents. Among these are a former liquor store that is now the Cornerstone Kitchen, abandoned crack house that his now the Philemon House for the formerly incarcerated, a rundown apartment complex that is now the Cornerstone Care Center providing a number of outreach ministries in the community.  In partnership with the City of Dallas, the development corporation has purchased a number of abandoned vacant so that new affordable homes can be built for the community.

 

The Coventry Reserve

The Coventry Reserve is a distinctive day program for adults with special needs that offers life enrichment opportunities, creative activities and therapeutic programs. Through this program, participants enjoy a full, active, and productive day. They are engaged in discovering and learning intellectually, mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually in a positive and encouraging environment. Coventry establishes a foundation for each participant to accept themselves as valuable individuals, encourages personal growth, and helps participants discover how to be their best and how they can contribute, share, and engage in the world around them.

 

Feed My Starving Children

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The process is simple. Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! Each meal costs less than a quarter to make, and more than 90% of total donations goes directly toward feeding kids.

 

Frisco Family Services Center

Frisco Family Services exists to help members of local communities who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, FFS assisted more than 3,490 individuals, provided more than $1.24 million in annual program support, provided more than 474,600 meals, issued $27,720 in vouchers for clothing and household goods at Frisco Resale, offered adult life skills classes to over 475 individuals, helped over 300 children with back to school clothing, shoes and supplies, distributed 328 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to families, provided more than 900 children, parents and seniors with holiday gifts, and distributed more than meals to children at the Summer Lunch Program. These  impressive accomplishments could not be achieved without the support of donors and volunteers.

 

Frisco FastPacs

The mission of Frisco Fastpacs is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year, Frisco Fastpacs delivers individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for seven meals for each qualifying child to eat over the weekend at home. Along with donations, Frisco Fastpacs is always looking for volunteers who have a servant’s heart and who want to impact and make a difference in the community.

 

Operation Christmas Child

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. Every Christmas, OCC invites individuals and churches to pack shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, and other small gifts for children in need around the world.

 

Poiema Foundation

The Poiema Foundation educates the public and raises awareness in order to prevent sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other methods of sexual exploitation. Poiema also facilitates the restoration journey of survivors by providing for their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs. This organization’s goal is to provide a safe place where victims experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and receive trauma-informed care on their journey from victim to survivor. Stonebriar Community Church partners with Poiema in our Light the Night group, which meets on the first Thursday of every month and holds outreach training on select Saturdays.

 

Real Options for Women

Real Options for Women is a pregnancy resource center that has been serving Collin County and North Dallas for over 25 years. With the goal of empowering women to make informed choices when facing an unplanned pregnancy or possible STI infection, Real Options for Women offers free and confidential pregnancy testing, sonograms, pregnancy options information, community resources, and STI screenings.

 

Ring of Hope

The URhope Foundation and the Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) partner together to reach the youth of Dallas through the Ring of Hope Boxing Club. Through the discipline of boxing, Ring of Hope coaches and volunteers empower youth to become more committed to health, fitness, and wellness, while also inspiring them to become more engaged in their community. Each week, youth are offered exercise, boxing coaching from professional trainers, and life skills coaching in a safe and encouraging environment. Through building relationships and Bible study, youth learn of their incredible value in the eyes of God.

 

The Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. Located in McKinney, The Samaritan Inn offers shelter and teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. On a typical night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn, of which 60 are children. All services and support are provided free of charge through funding made from donations by churches, service groups, organizations, corporations, and individuals like you.

 

Jean Allen

Ministry Coordinator

jeana@stonebriar.org

469-252-5242

 

If you have any questions about Missional Living or want help deciding where to start, reach out to Jean Allen. To meet the rest of our team, visit our staff page.

Short-term trips

Short-term trips

Branson, Missouri – March 2018

This spring break, your family can make memories while making a difference together. Bring your family to Branson, Missouri on March 10–18 to help prepare the Kids Across America camp for ministry to inner city kids. Past projects have included: clearing brush, landscaping, carpentry, power washing, and cleaning—all the fun stuff that city kids in North Texas don’t get to do!

Spain – July 2018

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