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.
“Being a Christian means walking in the world: enjoying close relationships with Christians, enjoying close relationships with non-Christians, and pursuing your roles and responsibilities in love.”
“God has a profound heart for the poor and the marginalized, and if we are going to follow Him as our Lord and Savior, we must reflect that same heart.”
“It is of the greatest joy and the most humbling of my life’s experiences that God has allowed me to serve you as your pastor.”
“My prayer is that you would make a decision that would facilitate your church and your family celebrating and glorifying Christ the best.”
Opportunities to Participate in God's Glory Among the Nations
“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.”
I’d like to take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on that type of orphan here: older kids in foster care.
God is calling us (every single Christian) to deep humility and a passionate care for the poor and needy, especially those Christians who have an excess of food and have the capability of living in prosperous ease.
There are two realities that have drawn me in to the world of adoption:
1. God’s unimaginable adoption of us 2. The overwhelming number of orphans in our city without a permanent family
"When we live out the gospel by letting Christ break down that wall of hostility in our relationships, attitudes, interactions, and assumptions, we live as the New Creation that God has called us to be, and He redeems the brokenness and displays the beauty of His grace."