Who We Are

Graystone Church exists to know God and make God known.  This is our mission.  Our desire is to see every man, woman, and child in our community and ultimately around the world have an opportunity to come to know Jesus Christ personally.

OuR Vision

We dream of thousands of people across Greater Atlanta coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We dream of individuals and families from all walks of life experiencing God's love, grace, and forgiveness.

We see believers growing in their personal walk with God and becoming more and more like Jesus Christ. We see them living an authentic Christian life by being a faithful steward in every area of their lives.

We envision a church built on "life on life" discipleship where true spiritual multiplication is taking place. We see an army of servant leaders consisting of spiritually mature men, women, and youth who are investing their lives in younger believers.

We see a Sunday morning service full of people of all ages who are truly entering into the presence of God and sincerely worshipping Him with all their hearts, minds, and souls.

We hear a relevant, creative, Biblical message taught through different mediums that helps individuals and families live lives glorifying to God.
We see individuals and families connecting with one another through small groups and experiencing life together as a team...a family.

We dream of our church being a light to those around us by meeting the needs of our community and transforming our culture.

We dream of being a "launching pad" to the world. We envision raising up leaders, families, and teams to be sent as missionaries to the ends of the earth.

We dream of planting hundreds of churches, starting many new ministries, and assisting laborers in the harvest all over the world.

We dream of growing big by staying small while disappearing into the backdrop, so God may have all the glory!

our core values

These core values are the F.L.A.G.S. we fly. This is who we are and how we behave. They are part of our culture and drive the decisions we make. These are non-negotiable and not up for debate. These core values are the flags flying on our church buildings, hanging out of the windows of the Graystone Bus, and pinned in our offices.

FUN

We are enjoying the fun, abundant life in Christ. The church should be FUN for everybody.
John 10:10b

LOST

A Heart for the LOST. We are passionate about the Great Commission. If God uses us to change one person’s life for all eternity, it is worth everything we do. We wholeheartedly leave the 99 on the hill to bring one LOST sheep home.
Luke 15:3-7

AUTHENTIC

We are real and AUTHENTIC. We are striving to be more like Jesus, so we are the same on Friday night as we are on Sunday morning.
2 Corinthians 12:9

GENEROUS

God has richly blessed us, and we want to be a blessing to others. We live GENEROUS lives and we want to be good stewards of every area of our lives: our time, talents and treasures.
2 Corinthians 9:6

biblically SOLID

We believe the Bible to be the infallible, inspired word of God. It is the SOLID foundation on which the church is built.
Matthew 7:24-25

Gather

For Worship

We expect every member to attend our Sunday services on a regular basis. Every member is encouraged to tirelessly invite those who are far from God to one of our worship experiences.  We hope that you will seek out and develop relationships with people who need a relationship with Jesus Christ. Graystone Church will partner with you by creating engaging worship experiences where the gospel message is preached in a relevant & creative way.

Grow

Through Groups

We believe that spiritual growth happens best in a small group setting. That’s why Graystone is a church of small groups.  Small groups are the place where we grow in our relationship with God and connect with other Christians.  They are also the place where life on life discipleship takes place. Our small groups are structured on a semester-based system (fall and spring).

Give

Time, Talent, and Treasure

At Graystone, we believe in and practice whole-life stewardship: that everything we have is God's and that we are to use what God has given us to be a blessing to others. We expect every member of Graystone to serve God and others by investing their time and using their God-given gifts and abilities (talents). We believe in servant leadership and our model for leadership is Jesus Christ: those who want to be leaders are servants. We also ask those who call Graystone their church home to invest at least 10% of their income (tithe) into God's work at Graystone.

Go

Make Disciples

Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."  This is the Great Commission and we believe that it is the responsibility of the Church to go into all the world and make disciples.  We desire to be a church that is outwardly focused and passionate about "dominating our community with the love of Jesus Christ!"  Therefore, we expect all of our members to be actively involved in making disciples in our community and around the world.

The Experience

We’re not perfect and we don’t expect you to be.

Graystone is a church dedicated to providing you with an exciting worship service where you will learn how the Bible and God apply directly to your life and the circumstances you are dealing with today. Come as you are, and dress however you want; from shirt and tie to sandals and shorts, everyone is welcome here.
We have seven identical Sunday worship services across three campuses and online. We invite you to join us at Graystone Church where you will find:
- a casual atmosphere
- friendly people who'll help you find your way around
- authentic worship in today's music
- a fun and safe environment for the kids
- a lobby with free coffee
- that you matter to God - and to Graystone Church

Our Story

August 2003
Graystone Church began as a Bible study in the home of Jonathan and Jennifer Howes.
October 2003
Graystone’s core group began meeting for worship on Sunday mornings at Discovery Point Daycare.
October 2004
Graystone Church publicly launched in a renovated warehouse space on Grayson Industrial Parkway.
June 2005
Graystone hosted its First Annual Sports Camp.
July 2005
Graystone sent its first short term mission team to serve with Orphanage Outreach in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.
May 2006
Graystone purchased 11 acres of land located at 1551 Ozora Road.
October 2007
Graystone committed through the “Imagine the Possibilities” Building Campaign to build a 2.5 million dollar 24,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility.
September 2008
Graystone acquired 7 acres of land adjacent to the 11 acres of land on Ozora Road, expanding Graystone’s Master Plan to 18 total acres.
December 2009
Graystone moved into its first permanent church building - a 24,000 square foot multi-purpose facility located on 18 acres at 1551 Ozora Road in Loganville.
January 2010
Graystone held its Grand Opening Service in the new building with over 1,500 in attendance.
November 2011
Through Project Kids Space we expanded and upgraded our children's area at the Ozora Campus, Graystone Kids Town.
March 2013
Graystone launched its first expansion campus, Graystone Walton, at Loganville High School.
June 2014
Graystone purchased land and buildings for permanent location for Graystone Walton at 723 N Broad Street in Monroe.
August 2015
Graystone Walton held its Grand Opening in the new building with over 450 in attendance.
June 2016
We merged with Connecting Point Church in Bogart, Georgia acquiring a 14,000 sq. ft. building and 10 acres of land for our second expansion campus, Graystone Oconee.
January 2017
We had the Grand Opening for our Graystone Oconee Campus.

Our Beliefs

The Scripture

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, written by men fully inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Word of God in the original manuscripts is without error or contradiction providing believers with the supreme authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and godly living.
2 Peter 1:20, 21, Mark 13:31, John 8:31, 20:31, Acts 20:32

The Trinity

We believe in one true eternal God who has eternally existed in three persons, the Father, the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe they are equal in divine nature and perfection, yet have distinct functions in creation, salvation, and sanctification.
Genesis 1:26, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Father

We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things, perfect in holiness and purity, all knowing of things past, present, and things to come, in control of all things, infinitely lovely and good. We believe He purposes all things for His ultimate glory and our good, as demonstrated by His grace through the giving of His Son, Jesus Christ, unto death on the cross.
Luke 10:21, Matthew 23:9, John 3:16, 6:27, Romans 1:7,  1 Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6, 1 Peter 1:3, Revelation 1:6

The Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who before all time was eternally present with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Being conceived by the Holy Spirit in His incarnation, we believe that He is fully God, that is of the same essence and divine nature of the Father, and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, teachings and miracles. We believe in His atoning death on the cross, resurrection from the dead, ascension into the heavens after forty days, and future visible and personal return to earth.
Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38, John 1:1, 20:28,
Romans 9:5, 8:46,  2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:21-23, John 20:30, 31, Matthew 20:28, Ephesians 1:4,  Acts 1:11,  Romans 5:6-8,  6:9-10, Hebrews 7:25, 9:28, 1 Timothy 3:16

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who comes from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin and conform all those who believe into the image of the Son. We believe that He indwells believers at the moment of initial faith, sanctifying, giving gifts, empowering, encouraging, and interceding on their behalf.
John 14:16, 17, 26, 15:26, 27,  John 16:9-14, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, Galatians 5:22-26

Salvation/Regeneration

We believe human kind was created in God's image, that he sinned resulting in spiritual, physical, and eternal death, which is separation from God. This sin affected all human nature resulting in the condemnation of all human beings, who are born in sin and also sin by choice. Therefore, we believe that no one is capable of escaping condemnation by the accumulation of good works or efforts, but can only be saved by God's grace through faith in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; such a faith results in genuine repentance and forsaking the sinful nature and lifestyle. We believe that the new believer being justified by faith is regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit, becoming a new creature, beginning the process of sanctification, and receiving eternal life. We believe in the eternal security of the believer; that is the genuine believer experiences total justification and forgiveness at the moment of initial faith never again to be under threat of condemnation and death.
Romans 9:22, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 19:3, 20: 20:10, 14, 15; 21:18; Psalms 51:7, James 1:14, Romans 3:19, Proverbs 28:13, I John 1:9, John 3:16, John 1:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:1

The Church

We believe in the universal church, which is a spiritual body made up of many members, where Christ is the head. We believe that God in His sovereignty has chosen to use the church to establish His kingdom among the nations. We believe in the local church expressing itself through unity of faith and baptism, common fellowship and service, and its efforts in establishing God's kingdom among the nations by making disciples through sharing of the Gospel and personal discipleship.
Ephesians 2:19, 1 Corinthians 12:12-20, Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21, Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:23-25

The Ordinances

We believe Jesus Christ established two ordinances to be practiced by the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in believer's baptism by immersion in water into the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We believe that Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper to the community of faith as a commemoration of His death and as an opportunity for the local church to express communal thanksgiving for His atoning death. We believe that both baptism and the Lord's Supper should be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6:3-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

 

The Last Things 

We believe in the second coming of Christ to earth and in the future bodily resurrection of believers at the appointed time.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Acts 1:10-11, Matthew 25:31-46