1. What does the name STOCC Yards mean?
STOCC is the acrostic of Strategically Training and Organizing Cowboy Churches
YARDS refer to three Yards (separate organizations) on one property. These organizations are as follows:
The Cowboy Church Network Headquarters
o The Cowboy Church Network is a fellowship of Southern Baptist cowboy churches that are committed to missions. Our purpose is to use the cowboy culture to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening cowboy churches.
Central Station Cowboy Church
o Central Station Cowboy Church is a strong faith community who is committed to reaching the lost, discipling the saved, and strengthening other cowboy churches.
North American Bible Institute
o The North American Bible Institute is the training center for young preachers, church planters, pastors, and other church leaders. Our purpose is to provide substantial training for church leaders.
2. Why should we put all three organizations on one property?
By harmonizing the mission of these three separate organizations, we have been able to keep our overhead low and our mission outreach high !!
3. What is the strategic mission of STOCC Yards?
Our mission is to:
. Reach the Lost
. Disciple the Saved
. Equip New Leaders
. Send Out New Preachers
. Plant New Churches
4. What makes the STOCC Yards so important?
The greatest obstacle to planting additional cowboy churches is the lack of trained cowboy pastors. The best way to solve this problem is to cultivate leaders and provide culturally relevant/Biblically faithful training for them to succeed. The three organizations of STOCC Yards are strategically working hand in hand to raise up new pastors and church planters.
5. What is the History of STOCC Yards?
The STOCC Yards has been meeting in barns on Jeff Smith’s property since 2006. During that time hundreds of pastors, church planters, and leaders have benefited from the STOCC Yards training. Consequently, many new leaders have been equipped and many cowboy churches have been planted, and strengthened!
6.Why go to the expense of building a new facility?
We are quickly outgrowing our current facility !!
Central Station Cowboy Church has already purchased a location which will house STOCC Yards !! It’s location is 11777 Hwy 601, Midland, N.C.. Donations will be used to pay for this building and do upgrades to the facility to ‘cowboy it up’ !!
7. How can I contribute to this building fund?
You may send a check to: STOCC Yards c/o Mary Robbins – STOCC Yards Treasurer , 4154 Lake Ridge Court, Ramseur, N.C. 27316 or donate online here :
We are working that those who have yet to be created will praise the Lord!
If you have additional questions about STOCC Yards please feel free to contact Jeff Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 980-521-6371