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Our Mission

Love God. Love Your Neighbor.

Our mission is to bring hope to our community through the love of Jesus by raising up disciples who make other disciples that are equipped with a faith that works in real life.

 
 

 

Our Values

WORSHIP JESUS

Above all else, Cornerstone Church is about Jesus. We believe that everyone worships something. We worship what we treasure, what we value most. As believers, we worship Christ because He is the only One worthy of our devotion and affection. 

Worshipping Jesus is central to who we are as Christians. If God is calling you to be part of our church family, He’s calling you first and foremost to be a worshipper of Jesus. In Him we find joy, hope and true satisfaction.

MAKE DISCIPLES

Making Disciples is our primary goal as a church. To make disciples means “to make learners.” Being a disciple means that we are constantly learning about and becoming more like Jesus. Disciples make other disciples so that Christ may be glorified and His kingdom spread on earth. 

We see what it means to make disciples from The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20 and in Acts 1:8. Christ calls us to be missionaries to our neighbors, friends, co-workers, city, and world, to make much of Christ and bring Him glory.

PRAYER

Relationship with God is the centerpiece of the Christian life. Just like any relationship, we have to cultivate our relationship with God through intentional time and conversation. We do not see prayer as merely a way to get things from God but as a way to get more of God himself. 

Prayer gives us an opportunity to develop intimacy with God, become more like Him, and plead with Him for the needs of others. The Christian life cannot be lived without reliance upon the Holy Spirit.

LIVE IN COMMUNITY

Life is not designed to be lived alone. In a world where isolation is the norm and it's easy to get lost in the crowd, we need community and relationships more than ever. True growth and change come from deep relationships centered around the Good News of Jesus Christ. God created us to live in community, and we most effectively live out our mission as the family of God, together.

 

 

Our Core Beliefs

We Believe: That God reveals Himself to sinners and He saves them for His glory. He does this through creation, through His Spirit and through His Word.

We Believe: In one God, the Creator of all things who is infinitely perfect and exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is equally God and has divine attributes.

We Believe: No one is like God, no one is equal to God and there are no other gods. Just to list a few of His attributes, the Bible describes God as Holy, Just, Loving, All-knowing, Patient, Eternal, Unchanging and Wise. We capitalize these attributes of God because we believe He does not just exhibit these behaviors, but they are His complete essence.

We Believe: Jesus is the full expression of God the Father; He is God’s self-revelation and only through Him can we come to the Father.

We Believe: Only God is worthy of glory. The goal of life is to bring God glory in everything we do. It is the purpose of God's people.

We Believe: We are saved by grace alone through faith. We cannot impress God by our works or our morality, as salvation is a free gift of grace. Grace is undeserved and cannot be earned, it is a gift of love from the Father.

We Believe: Every word in the Bible is divinely inspired. Although the Bible was penned by men, it was written by God, speaking to men through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit that inspired the writing is the same Spirit that indwells those who are saved, and He will bring meaning, understanding and power to obey the Word of God.

We Believe: In the Spirit-given gifts of 1 Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12, and Ephesians 4, as well as, the order that comes with those gifts. The Spirit gives the gifts as He determines, not as we demand. In addition, the gifts are not proof of salvation, but further proof of God's grace and power. They are to be used by each member to benefit the entire Body of Christ.

We Believe: We believe the church is built by Christ, which is why we never worry about our weekly attendance. We exist only to honor Him. The gathering of saints is important to the Body, but a personal, growing relationship with Christ does not happen just on the weekend, which is why we believe in community groups. Church is not once a week, church is life together in Jesus.

We Believe: The church is missional in its makeup. Jesus has called us to go make disciples. The Church should proclaim the name of Jesus and be the voice used by God in the local community.

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Our Elders

At Cornerstone Church, we believe that Jesus is the Chief Shepherd over the church and He is the one that provides growth. However, we believe that He also appoints men to oversee and care for local church. The New Testament describes elders as pastors and overseers who are to shepherd the flock of God, protect the flock, watch for and guard against wolves, be examples to the flock, visit and pray for the sick, exercise oversight in the church, take care of the church, preach and teach in the church, exhort in sound doctrine, and refute those who contradict. Our elder team at Cornerstone Church is committed to this mission.

Scripture also gives us a clear list of qualifications for those who would be appointed to such positions (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1—2; 1 Peter 5:1–3). The qualifications include (but are not limited to) male eldership, importance of family in the life of the elder, and shared leadership (plurality of elders). These qualities are extremely important in our eldership and show that these men are godly, wise, and are able to demonstrate the fruit needed for effective leadership and discipleship. 


Our council

Along with Elders, Staff and Ministry Leaders, Cornerstone Church has a Council of Deacons. Modeled after Acts 6:3, the Council of Deacons are selected to be servants of the body in the area of practical and administrative duties. These tasks include developing and administering governance as well as appointing leaders to fulfill the mission of the church. Council members can be men or women who are "full of the Spirit and of wisdom" and must meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-12. The Council will be marked by integrity, prayer, diversity of viewpoints, strategic thinking, a focus on the future, and a proactive attitude. The Council is expected to keep its commitment to excellence in governance through planning, education, training, and self evaluation and per our governance policy, will be composed of not less than 5 people. New members are selected by the Council through an interview process and approved by the Elders and by the body. A servant's heart and love for the Lord are of utmost importance.

*A copy of The Policy Governance Manual of Cornerstone Church is available upon request.

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Our staff

Our church staff is comprised of pastors, ministry leaders, and interns who are committed to equipping the saints for the mission of Jesus Christ. Each individual is devoted to furthering the cause of Christ and the joy of his people by using their specific gifts and talents that God in his grace has supplied.

To contact one of our staff members directly, please click the box below.

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Our Services

Our weekend gatherings are one of the primary ways that we connect. We connect to God and connect to other people through reading the word together, through hearing the word taught to us, through singing together and through praying together.

So we invite you to come connect with us at any of our weekend gatherings. Check out the listings below for service times and more information. Whether you're planning a visit, or just browsing our website, we hope this page guides you through "what to expect" when you attend one of our services.


We Start on Time

With two services: Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 10am. We strive to be punctual. We encourage our attendees to arrive a little early to fellowship, grab some coffee, drop the kids off with our awesome Children's Ministry Volunteers, and be in their seat before the countdown hits zero.

We Learn

We get into the Word. Our teaching approach is culturally relevant and Biblically faithful. Sermons last about thirty minutes. 

We Sing Loudly

It is our joy to bring glory to Jesus in every area of our lives... including our singing to Him. We also have a heart for reaching the younger generation in the community through our music. Simply put, our corporate worship time reflects both of those desires. We sing loudly and we sing from the heart. 

We Respond

At the conclusion of each message, it's not uncommon that we have ministry time... We believe the Lord responds to us when we respond to Him.

 
 

The Gospel

The gospel is the center of the Bible’s theology and the climax of its story. We can define the Gospel as this: the good news of Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead as the fulfillment of the promised kingdom of God.  

Sin is more than just making mistakes or not measuring up. R.C. Sproul calls sin “cosmic treason.” Our sin is a rebellion against a completely holy and just God. His holiness requires a just response to the sin that we’ve committed. The response that is necessary damns us to eternal torment for our transgressions. This wrath, however, isn’t capricious or unwarranted but rather it is a holy wrath that comes from a perfect God exercising perfect justice. The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ saved us from the wrath that we deserved. His sacrifice on the cross absorbed the just wrath of God that was directed towards us. He became the sin of the world so that those who would believe in Him would be saved. He not only paid the debt of sin that we owed but He also credited to us His righteousness. So we were not only absolved of guilt but we were bestowed the perfect righteousness of Christ. 

Our response to the Gospel is simple: we repent and believe. Jesus says in Mark 1:14-15, “the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The gospel involves repentance. We turn from sin and towards Christ. We are sorrowful for the damage and rebellion of sin, this creates repentance, or an active turning from sin. The Gospel also involves belief. It's not mere intellectual assent, however; it's a belief that is all-encompassing. We believe the Gospel in our every day lives. Christ’s sacrifice not only paid our debt but also gave us His righteousness as well. We live the remainder of our days daily believing in Christ’s work in our hearts and trusting that He will finish what He started (Phil 1:6; Jude 24-25). 

The Gospel drives us to repentance, faith, obedience and gratitude that shapes the way we live our lives, interact within our relationships, and directs our ambitions. The Gospel is not the door we walk through to salvation but it’s the path we walk upon until we meet Jesus face to face.