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.
Adopt-a-Family is a chance to bless Claris Health client families through giving for the holidays.
“There is a big difference between parenting intentionally because it’s what you ‘should’ do and parenting intentionally because you have received that kind of intentional love from God and want to echo his love to your kids.”
This conference has been rescheduled for early 2018.
“Materialism and consumerism aren’t just cultural phenomenons, they’re a false religion.”
“At its best, religious art will draw a believer to notice something unique or profound, and thus, to worship God.”
“Our evangelical history—especially our recent history, over the last century—has often shaped the way we treat our Bible, and the way we over- or under-react [to gray areas] in our Christian lives. What if the ways we are reading our Bible are affected by our history and we have no idea?”
“Just like anger, lust flattens individuals, turning beautifully complex people into objects that exist simply for our desires.”
“God is not approaching you to condemn you, but to draw you out of hiding with his grace and mercy.”
“He has been showing me that whenever I try to mother apart from Him, it not only results in sheer hypocrisy, it also hinders my kids from a clear view of Christ.”
“Why push through the awkwardness to have those conversations with your kids? It’s another incredible opportunity to show the gospel to your kids and to their potential future spouses—to show them the power of the gospel to cover their past and to empower their future.”
“Let me encourage you that this conference is for you (and not in the way that you think).”
“Let me challenge you....to consider that this conversation DOES apply to you after all.”
“It’s true that some people can’t ‘do that’ themselves—if by ‘that’ they mean take in a child in their current season of life. But orphan care is much larger than taking in a child. If by ‘that’ we mean care for orphans in their distress, then everyone can—and should—do that themselves.”
I’d like to take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on that type of orphan here: older kids in foster care.
“We are very conscious of ourselves, and very conscious of how different we are from our spouses. Before God, we are all misfits in marriage.”
“When we marry we are offering ourselves to our partner to be her or his primary partner/coach/cheerleader as she or he works to grow. And—if we are wise—we are also asking her/him to help us in the same task. It’s a “spiritual friendship” of the first order.”
"The truth is that a woman’s motivation in what she wears can be complicated by body image issues, art, cultural norms, or just plain ignorance."
We want our Jr. High and High School students to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ so they can see his absolute importance in every area of their life. Sunday mornings are a time they can join with the entire church to worship, learn, and grow.
"We should not fear literature, nor avoid it, but embrace it."