Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
"Our family ministries are designed to support the whole family with equipping for parents and children."
The Bible is clear: the primary place children learn to follow Jesus is from their parents. At Cornerstone, we aren't looking to replace that central role of parents. Instead, our family ministries are designed to support the whole family with equipping for parents and children.
Our primary goal is to equip parents for their discipleship role in the lives of their children. We offer resources like conferences, equipping classes, devotionals, and Bibles to support parents. We also encourage close relationships amongst the families in our church, where parents can help and support each other.
Whenever possible, we make sure parents and children are learning the same thing at the same time. This means Sunday sermons, Jr. Church lessons, and student community groups cover the same Bible passages. This way, parents and children can reflect on God's word together throughout the week.
We all benefit when we interact with people outside our age range. For this reason, we include youth and children in most of our church life, from community groups to Sunday services. We are convinced this is best for teaching and displaying the gospel to our children—and to the rest of us as well.
Below is an overview of the different ways we minister to families and children at Cornerstone. For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Matt Kleinhans (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For children pre-K and younger, we provide nursery and Sunday school environments. Elementary school students join us in the Sanctuary for singing and prayer, and then are dismissed during the sermon for Jr. Church in the Community Building. Middle and High School students are invited to join in the adult worship service.
Pre-K through 2nd grade students are invited to Awana as part of Cornerstone Sunday Equipping. At Awana, they will focus on Bible memorization, building friendships, games, and learning from God's Word.
Students in the 3rd-7th grade are invited to Fusion as part of Cornerstone Sunday Equipping. At Fusion, they will spend time together exploring God’s answers to the "Big Questions" of life: Who are we? Why were we created? Who is God? Who is Jesus? What is salvation?
Catalyst is our jr. high and high school community group, which exists to encourage and equip students to live with Jesus as Lord and Savior at home, at school, and in the local church. Catalyst meets during the 11am service every other Sunday. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Each October, Cornerstone gathers together with our neighbors and friends for fun, games, and celebrating God’s provision. There is candy, jump houses, food, and more. We hope you join us, invite some old friends, and make some new ones.
Each summer Cornerstone’s elementary school students gather for a week of fun, learning from God’s Word, and celebrating the goodness of the gospel. The theme changes each year, but the message stays the same: the gospel of Jesus is everything.
We offer regular half-day conferences throughout the year, and regularly dedicate one to parenting. Our pastors, parents, and church leaders come together to provide biblical teaching for those in every stage of parenting. Listen to the last parenting conference below.
We love it when children are learning from God's Word with their family, and we want to see every family enjoy devotional time together. We offer Children's Bibles and our recommended family devotional, Old Story New, in our resource library. (Old Story New corresponds to our Awana and Jr. Church curriculum.)
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