Planning a Visit to StoneBridge

We’re grateful you’ve found us online and we hope that we’ll see you at StoneBridge in person sometime soon. We know that visiting a new church can be an intimidating experience, and the web is a great way to "ease into" a place before even setting foot in the door. So let’s try to pave the way for your visit by answering some of the more basic questions.

Where is StoneBridge?
We’re located in the University City area of Charlotte, at 3700 Prosperity Church Rd., which is roughly halfway between I-85 exit 46 (Mallard Creek Church Rd. West, if you’re south of us) and I-485 exit 26 (Prosperity Church Rd., if you’re north of us). Here’s a map.

When are your services?
We have two services, at 9:00am and 10:30am. We actually begin 5 to 7 minutes early with prelude music, so we encourage you to join us by 8:50am or 10:20am to prepare your hearts for worship. Our services are about an hour long.

When I arrive, where do I go?
Follow the signs for visitor parking; we have some prime spaces for you on the left side of the building (the side facing the main parking area). From there, you’ll see the main entrance to the foyer, under the portico. Once inside, our greeters (the ones with the lanyards) will be happy to direct you where you’re trying to go.

Where do I take my kids?
If you have young children (5th grade and under), it’s good to allow an extra 5 to 10 minutes on your first visit to get them checked in. A greeter can walk you down the Children’s Ministry hallway to the SBkids check-in desk. We’ll get some basic info from you and answer any questions you have. What happens next is different based on which service you attend.
  • For the 9am service, you’ll take your 4-and-under kids to their classrooms, and your K-5th children will head to worship with you. They’ll be dismissed for "Children’s Church" mid-way through the service, and you’ll pick them up in their classrooms after worship.
  • For the 10:30am service, all your kids are checked into class at the beginning, and will be in their classes for the entire service.
Of course, you’re also welcome to keep your children in worship with you if you’d prefer.

What should I expect in your worship services?
Our worship services combine elements of our Christian heritage with modern forms of music; the overall feel is contemporary, with some of the familiarity of the traditional. We’ll sing, pray, hear God’s word read, and receive teaching from one of our pastors (these links can give you a feel for our sermons and our music). On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Dress is casual; you’ll be equally at home in sandals or a sport-coat.

What about Sunday School?
We don’t have a designated "Sunday School hour" but instead have various classes scheduled alongside the 9 and 10:30 services. We encourage everyone to stick around for both hours, attending a worship service at one hour and a class at the other. We’ve already explained the format for the younger kids. For others:
  • Students in grades 6-12 have SIX | TWELVE during the 10:30am service. If you’re only able to come for one hour, we exhort youth not to go to SIX | TWELVE but instead to go to worship with their families.
  • Our adult Sunday School is called GROW. We have classes upstairs in the Café and Room 206. The classes change regularly and our web site will generally have the latest info.

Can I stay under the radar, please?
Sure. We won’t single you out in any awkward way, but we do desire to get to know you, and we hope that your visit will be personalized by meeting some of the StoneBridge family. There’s two great (and very simple) ways you can help us do that.
  • When you receive your morning bulletin you’ll see a Keeping in Touch form inside it. Take a moment to let us know you were here by filling out your name and any contact info you’re comfortable sharing, and dropping it in the offering plate later in the service. We’d love to be able to follow up, answer questions, and give you more info about our church.
  • During your visit, be sure to stop by the Welcome Center. We have a gift we’d like to give you to say thanks for worshiping with us.

We hope you’ll introduce yourself when you visit, and we look forward to seeing you soon. It’s our hope that you’ll experience the joy of our Savior and that you’ll feel at home amongst an authentic community of people in need of grace. We seek to be a church where people don’t need to wear masks or feign goodness. If we were good, we wouldn’t need Jesus. Trust us, we need him. And though we’re not a
good people, we’re a forgiven people; if you visit us, we hope that you’ll feel the difference.

Want to talk with someone before you visit? Call the church at 704-549-8272; we’d love to chat!
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