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.
“For the Christian, it should be easy to identify strongly with the foreigner, with the one in need of an Exodus. Have we forgotten we were in Egypt?”
“Be like Jesus and cross your enemy lines, comfort zones, social barriers, and racial prejudices.”
“You can find the richness of God’s presence in the church community.”
“The church community is the place where the gospel is put on display.”
Intro to Cornerstone is designed to give an introduction to our church: who we are, what we believe, and how you can be involved.
This class focuses on loving your neighbor as you walk in the world: living in community with other Christians, living on mission with non-Christians, and living out your calling in the different roles and responsibilities God has given you.
“Christian community is messy, spiritual, intentionality.”
“Every Christian has been given tools to serve others. Every Christian is a tool in the hand of God to bless others.”
“The local church is the place you are equipped with the tools you need for the life God has for you.”
“It is important for us as the congregation to know what God’s Word says about how we are to care for our elders.”
How should we as present-day Christians (and self-identified Protestants) regard the Reformation?
“The bottom line for us...is that we must place our complete and total trust in what Jesus Christ has done on our behalf, and not on our own merits.”
"The church is so much more than a building, but it is also so much more than a program."
“The church...will always be full of sin and brokenness, but it is also a place with the power of the gospel to guide us and empower us to love one another...”