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.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” - John 13:34-35
What is a church and how do you fit in? This class looks to the Bible to explore God’s vision for the local church, and the ways every believer is called to enjoy it. By the end of this class, you’ll have a fresh understanding of how to pursue a life in this local church family.
Sin has separated us from God and from one another. The church is the place that God has begun to reverse this “curse” in the world.
Servant-ministers are the heart of the church, and the group of people that do the vast majority of interpersonal ministry in the context of the body of Christ.
What is a pastor? It may not be a question you ask yourself very often, but it is an incredibly important one.
In most places, “membership” is a privilege that’s all about you, like getting into a country club. When you qualify to be a member, you’re “in,” and you start enjoying the perks. Membership in a church is different.
When a church family serves one another, we work like the human body: each part plays a role. Church is the place where everyone pitches in to help us be what God calls us to be.
What does it mean to belong to a Christian community? This class introduces the core elements of Christianity and explains how we live them out here at Cornerstone.