Our mission answers the question: “What are we about?" Our distinctives answer the question: “What makes us unique?” The marks of a disciple answer the question: “What do we want the people of Stonegate to become?”

We define a disciple of Jesus Christ like this: A disciple is someone who is becoming more like Jesus in all of life through the power of the Spirit.

“All of life” is expansive, covering every moment and situation of our lives. And that’s appropriate because discipleship really does affect “all of life.” However, within that expansive category (all of life) every church has to develop language to express the particular areas they will prioritize and measure. How will a church know if they are making disciples? How will they measure their effectiveness? A church must develop a language to answer these questions. Our language is expressed through five marks of a disciple.