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.
“Remembering the story prompts me to look out for Help, who the Lord of the Hill sent to aid weary travelers in their escape from the bog.”
“Hospitality isn’t the presenting of a carefully manicured façade, it’s the genuine sharing of your real self with others.”
“We place emphasis on Paul’s prayers not merely because of how constantly he prayed, but because his prayers constantly expressed his genuine love for others.”
“...Science tells us how the world works while Christianity tells us our meaning and purpose in this world, and how we are to live in light of ultimate truths.”
“We feel pressure to be the perfect host, perfect parent, or perfect friend, and we struggle to live up to our own expectations for what these things look like.”
“Oh how easily we are deceived by the enticement of the quick fix.”
“...Kneeling at his graveside, between sobs, I placed my hand on the freshly poured earth...and said these four words aloud:
‘I’ll see you later.’”
“Much to my dismay, I’ve found that the Christian life consists of quite a lot more than simply ‘knowing’ my top five spiritual gifts.”
“When we seek to know someone it is very important to learn to look at them with the incomparable greatness with which Jesus sees them.”
“Church is not an event we attend, church is a family we belong to with the gospel at the center. The gospel forms our culture.”