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.
Intro to Cornerstone is designed to give an introduction to our church: who we are, what we believe, and how you can be involved.
“Time, according to Dr. King, is not something that inevitably leads to justice, but must be harnessed by godly men to fight for that which matters.”
“While most Americans know who Martin Luther King Jr. is, and probably have a general idea of his role in fighting for equality for African-Americans in our country, how many have read and listened to his own words?”
“It is an inescapable conclusion that God made Cornerstone. And he made it good. And I am happy.”
“Please join me in praying for the launch of Grace Iranian Church and if you see any of them on campus, welcome them and let them know how excited we are to have them here. To God be the glory.”
“Our daily life of discipleship is how we bring glory to God.”
“Even though our super-star, celebrity-driven culture has the tendency to search for a single player to pin a basketball team’s success on, that’s just not consistent with reality. Basketball doesn’t work that way. And neither does the church.”
“How can you adjust your life to experience deep Christian community?”
“To make disciples, you have to walk with disciples.”
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.