Cornerstone began in 1999 as a dream of ten families to start a new church that would welcome anyone with a desire to be closer to God, no matter their position, condition or status, worshiping as God led them. We wanted to create a church for those who are not here yet! The families wanted to celebrate God with lively worship and to ‘be different.’ It began with an affiliation with the Free Methodist denomination. The first worship location was at Harris Junior Academy, then we moved to Sunridge Middle School. Now gathering at the John Murray Building, Cornerstone is still a community church, true to its calling to share and be good news in our community and is interdenominational.
Building communities of whole people, who, through devotion to Jesus Christ the Cornerstone are learning to live every day by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We don’t go to church. We are the church!
At Cornerstone we want “church” to be much more than an event on Sundays. Our weekly gatherings are an important part of our life together, but we want to be living out our identity as God’s people in all of life.
As disciples and friends of Jesus we have been given a new identity. Who we are as disciples is based on whose we are, who God is and what He has done, not us. So we are a family of servant ambassadors.
God the Father has adopted us into his family. We are dearly loved children. Our worth, security and joy come from knowing the grace and love of God. As family, we seek to love one another as brothers and sisters and to display the love of the Father to the world.
God the Son has rescued us to be His servants. We are not masters of our own lives, but belong to the Lord Jesus. As Jesus came and served us, ultimately through His death on the cross, we are not called to serve others in His name, living lives that make Jesus’ kingdom tangible and demand a gospel explanation.
God the Holy Spirit has empowered and sent us to be his ambassadors. We have an amazing privilege and responsibility to be co-workers with God in proclaiming the gospel to the world. As ambassadors we understand that this is not our home, so we reorient our whole lives around the mission of building disciples and populating God’s kingdom.
Our Missions Plan
Cornerstone supports several local ministries: Salvation Army, Helping Hand, Pregnancy Care Services and Good Samaritan Ministries while also looking for opportunities to join God where He’s working around the region and world. Cornerstone has a history of going on international missions trips, traveling to South America, Belarus, Russia, and many times to Haiti to drill water wells, each time going as the hands and feet of Jesus to share His good news as well as being good news through physical labor. Cornerstone currently is the sending church for missionaries to Cambodia. Locally, Cornerstone is the umbrella organization for Lost & Found Youth Outreach which seeks out youth who ‘fall through the cracks’ in services provided by other churches, organizations and agencies.
Want to get involved? Visit our Opportunities To Serve page!