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.
“The Christian life is not meant to be experienced alone. The church is given by God to be the place where believers share life together, encourage one another, grow together in Christlikeness, and serve one another, displaying the love of Christ in their love for one another.”
If you were reading at the end of last year, we spent some time explaining what's coming for Cornerstone as a church family in 2016. Our church family has grown a lot just over the past year, and as we continue to grow and add a third service, we want to start off the new year by going back to basics on the things we do as a church. In light of this we need to remind ourselves about what Community Groups are and how they work.
At Cornerstone Community Groups (or Discipleship Groups) are at the very heart of what God calls the church to be. This is the context where life-on-life relationships take place, where the “one-anothers” of Scripture are lived out, and where Christian community happens.
At Cornerstone we define a Community Group as
“A group of believers who commit to live life together as a family that disciples one another and reaches out together.”
Additionally each group is led by servant minister qualified leaders who would love to connect with you and help you find a group that works well for your schedule and location!
Whatever your situation, we have a group for you, and we would love to get you connected.
If you would like to get connected to a Community Group please contact Pastor Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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