Welcome to the Cornerstone Church website. Let me take a moment and personally say thank you for checking us out. We are really excited about what God is doing here and would love for you to be a part of our adventure!
We are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship Him with full abandonment, we rely on His word to guide and direct us, we encourage prayer in every aspect of life, and we love people unconditionally. In fact, we will do anything short of sin to reach people with this life giving message of Christ. It drives everything we do!
The truth is, everyone is seeking something. Today, you are taking the first steps to find what you’re missing. Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Cornerstone. Once here, we pray that they will find life and freedom through the finished work of Christ.
Cornerstone would like to partner with you to see you create a solid foundation in this relationship. There are four keys to accomplishing this: Sharing, Shaping, Serving, and Sending.
So come as you are. Check us out, but more importantly, come expecting to find what you’ve been looking for.
"Sharing our lives"
Based on 1 John 1:3, we believe that Sharing can be done in two distinct ways:
- Sharing our lives with God
- Sharing our lives with people
In Colossians 1:28-29 we find the basis of discipleship. We feel Shaping is discipleship and is accomplished with these three ideas:
- Obedience to the Word
"Freely giving in the love of God."
As defined in Romans 12:10-11, here at Cornerstone, we feel that Serving is best characterized by three things:
- Unselfish acts
- Imparting value to others
- Going above and beyond others' expectations
"Embracing these values..."
We are calling the members of our church to act out the values of this church much like Acts 1:8 in three places:
- At home
- In our community
- In the World
God the Father is the creator and sustainer of everything. He composed the universe—in all of its beauty and glory—and while He was making this universe, He made man in His own image so that He could have fellowship with him. After man fell, God the Father graciously called man back into fellowship with Him through Christ.
Jesus Christ is God and is the Son of God. He is the living Word of God, and through Him all things were created. Born to the Virgin Mary and of the Holy Spirit, Jesus left heaven and came to earth as a man to redeem mankind. He is completely God and completely man.
The Holy Spirit is God, and He is the Giver of life. The Spirit was active during the Old Testament, often speaking and working through the Jewish prophets. But it was on the day of Pentecost that He was given to the Church in fullness. The Holy Spirit works in our lives to transform us into the image of Jesus. He also empowers us to serve Jesus, and to be witnesses to His name. He is fully released in our lives by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which happens after salvation. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is shown both inwardly and outwardly by many different ways.
It is eternal. It is ultimate. It has complete authority and final say in all things, and its authority cannot be overcome or overridden in any way.
It’s the single source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof, and is the all-inclusive guidebook on how to practically live a godly life.
Salvation happens by repenting of sin, believing in Jesus Christ, and personally receiving Him as Lord and Savior. It marks the beginning of a new life in Christ, in which we are the adopted heirs of His Kingdom.
Salvation is not a one-time event that saves us from hell—it is a lifestyle of loving, obeying, serving, and becoming more like Christ who saved us.
The Holy Spirit guides us through various circumstances in life—always revealing to us truths about Him and ourselves in the process. Faithfulness is simply trusting Him through it all and learning to submit our personal desires to His perfect will.
The shortcomings of individual Christians and the Church at large come from living in a fallen world while striving to become more like Christ. The life of the Christian is filled with trials, tests, and warfare with a very real spiritual enemy.
But for those who live a life of love, faith, and fellowship with Christ, eternal hope is secure in our relationship with Him. God always provides for His Church, and He will never go back on the promises in His Word.
The Church is governed according to a biblical model of eldership. The church has honored roles of service including the roles of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and deacons.
Water baptism is simply the outward sign of the inner work God has already done in the individual’s life. It is a sign of joining in Christ’s death to sin and His resurrection into life in righteousness, as well as a statement to all that the person being baptized now belongs to Christ.
The Lord’s Supper is done in honor and remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice until His return, and is a sign of our participation in Him.
During the final judgment, God will judge all of mankind—young and old, men and women, believers and unbelievers. And each individual’s relationship with Christ will determine where he or she will spend eternity.