Living Stones is expanding its northern Nevada presence through its upcoming union with D3 Church in Winnemucca.
The change was announced to D3 members earlier this month and will be a gradual transition; the union is expected to be official and complete on Easter, April 17.
“This change reflects our desire to see the church grow and become stronger,” said D3 Lead Pastor Brad Borowski.
Since D3’s inception in 2013 (with initial services in early 2014), Living Stones was a model for the core group that planted D3. Founding pastor John Thomas — who was in close contact with Living Stones leadership in 2013 during the formation of D3 — said the joining of the two churches is a natural progression for D3 Church. Borowski agreed, saying the two churches share common vision, mission and values and combining the churches makes sense at this point in D3’s life.
“One of my favorite sayings is if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” Borowski said. “We have been thinking and praying about this change for years now and believe that the timing is right.”
With the change, Living Stones Winnemucca will have the same mission, the same leaders and the same location; the only real change is its name, branding and some verbiage, Borowski said, adding that one of the greatest benefits of the union will be the resulting network of support and resources.
“Joining the Living Stones Church Network will allow us to go further, faster, and will provide a huge support system for our pastors and leaders,” he said. Living Stones has seven locations throughout northern Nevada, including Reno, Carson City, Fernley and Elko. Most are in the greater Reno/Sparks area. Having an eighth location in mid-northern Nevada just makes sense, Borowski said, and will encourage gospel growth throughout the region.
“This change reflects our desire to see the church grow and become stronger so that we will be a place people can come to hear the gospel preached for the next 100 years,” Borowski said.
D3 will continue with the logistics of the transition until it is complete in mid-April. In the meantime, the church will continue to hold Sunday services at 10 a.m. at its location at 403 Hanson Street.