Santa Cruz County
Congregation Executive Pastor
Welcome to the St. John Congregation of The Austin Stone!
We are grateful you are taking time to learn more about our church! God does amazing things when people gather together to pursue Him. Lives are transformed, hope is found, and chains are broken through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We’d love for you to join us every Sunday at 9am or 11am for service. Masks are optional at all in-person gatherings and social distancing is not required. If you don’t feel comfortable with the mask-optional setting, we encourage you to continue utilizing outdoor services and our online broadcast for worship services at 9am!
St. John Ministries
During the ongoing pandemic, our Kids Ministry has moved to creating fun and engaging digital content. You can access this digital content by visiting austinstone.org/online. Jesus is the center of Kids Ministry at The Austin Stone! We believe that children need to hear and understand the good news of the gospel, so every week, your child will hear a lesson based on one of the 7 Basic Truths. These statements sum up the entire gospel message in kid-friendly language.
We recognize that God has entrusted us with the ministry and safety of children while they are in our care. We want every environment a child is in to be the safest it can be so that children have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each environment is supervised by multiple volunteers who have gone through an intensive onboarding process that includes an application, in-person interview, background check, policy training, and sexual abuse awareness training. Our locations also offer several opportunities to refresh this knowledge for volunteers throughout the year.