The Bible is clear: the primary place children learn to follow Jesus is from their parents. At Cornerstone, we aren’t looking to replace the central role parents play. Instead, our family ministries support parents and children as they grow together in the gospel.
Our goal is to equip parents for their role in the lives of their children. We offer resources like conferences, classes, devotionals, and Bibles to support parents. We also encourage close relationships amongst the families in our church, where parents can support one other.
Gospel Centered Teaching
The Gospel is the reason for why we exist as a church and that sentiment extends to the smallest of our church attenders. Starting at an early age, we aim to teach our children about the life-changing goodness of the Gospel. Gospel teaching is not only communicated through our stories, songs, and bible studies, but also through dedicated volunteers who strive to model Gospel living to the children of Cornerstone West LA. The Gospel is the foundation and cornerstone of all that we do in Family Ministries.
We all benefit when we interact with people outside our age range. For this reason, we include youth and children in most of our church life, from community groups to Sunday services. We are convinced this is best for teaching and displaying the gospel to our children—and to the rest of us as well.
"Our family ministries are designed to support the whole family with equipping for parents and children."
Programs and Special Events
Below are the different ways we minister to families and children at Cornerstone.
Please note that our programs for families are continuing to be updated as COVID-19 protocols change. Check out the COVID-19 page to stay informed on any changes.
For children pre-K and younger, we provide nursery and Sunday school environments. Elementary school students join us in the Sanctuary for singing and prayer, and then are dismissed during the sermon for Children’s Church and Jr. Church. Middle and High School students are invited to join in the adult worship service.
Cornerstone Kids @ 2
Pre-K through 5th grade students are invited to Cornerstone Kids @ 2. From 2-3:30pm on Sundays, they will focus on Bible memorization, building friendships, fun activities, and learning from God’s Word together with kids their own age. Cornerstone Kids @ 2 meets on Sundays throughout the school year.
We believe the best way to pursue middle school and high school students is through personal, discipleship-geared relationships with godly men and women from the church. Our Life Groups are designed with that very purpose in mind. Pre-teens and teens are placed in small groups with their peers and placed under the mentorship and guidance of trusted, godly men and women. These groups meet at various times and in various locations throughout the week.
Cornerstone Kids Camp
Each summer Cornerstone’s elementary school students gather for a week of fun, learning from God’s Word, and celebrating the goodness of the gospel. The theme changes each year, but the message stays the same: the gospel of Jesus is everything.
Each October, Cornerstone gathers together with our neighbors and friends for fun, games, and celebrating God’s provision. There is candy, jump houses, food, and more. We hope you join us, invite some old friends, and make some new ones.
We offer regular half-day conferences throughout the year, and regularly dedicate one to parenting. Our pastors, parents, and church leaders come together to provide biblical teaching for those in every stage of parenting. Listen to the last parenting conference here.