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.
"What marks an authentically Christian church—on every level, no exceptions—is humility."
Suffering teaches us to hold on less and less to the things of this world, and to lay hold of Christ instead.
"The high calling of a Christian means that you will endure a lowly life."
“A love that is quick to strike and correct others is a love in auto pilot, a love that has not engaged the heart of God…”
"What difference does Christianity actually make?"
"What appears to be the greatest defeat of Jesus Christ becomes His greatest victory and the crux of His salvation; so too for us when we suffer for doing good."
“In the church, we lay down our lives for others.
"We thrive when we put aside our own desires and relate to others like Jesus: using our power to serve, not take advantage."
"God's radical freedom produces a radical submission."
"Like Jesus, we live a life of confident submission to others."
"The church is a counterculture where we are passionate about holiness and passionate about our city."
"Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people."
"You cannot deeply relate to Jesus without deeply relating to other Christians in the church."
"Taste and see that the Lord is good so that you might grow up into salvation."
"I don’t consider you my brother because I love you, I love you because you are my brother."
"God calls us to follow him with our whole selves in our whole life."
"Holiness is being wholly God's."
"Christian hope is a thinking hope that rests on one thing: the grace of Jesus."
"For thousands of years God's people, the earth itself, and even angels have longed to see and experience the salvation that we have been given."
"Because of Jesus we can rejoice while we grieve."
"The hope we have shapes the life we live."
"Born again isn't a particularly intense version of religion. Being born again is the entrance into the Christian life."
"We belong here, but not forever."