OUR DISTINCTIVES

 
 

Families Participate Together

Normally when you enter a church building, there are directions to the nursery and someone to escort your children to “age appropriate” classes. Cornerstone is different. We believe that Scripture guides us to keep Fathers, mothers, and children together in all of our Worship Services and Small Groups.
 

The Father’s High Calling

The Bible has given fathers the primary responsibility to teach them to love the Lord and to disciple them to follow the Lord. This only works if you as a father make it work. Again, God has called you as a father to disciple your children and He calls the church to encourage, equip, and expect you to do it. We encourage you to be the pastor of your home. If this seems overwhelming, we are here to share in this journey with you by encouraging and equipping you. (Deut. 6:6-9, Eph. 6:4).
 

Children are Welcome

We believe that children are a blessing from God. Throughout Scripture children are present with their parents in the worship assemblies. We believe it is important and beneficial for children to grow up experiencing worship with their parents and to learn to sit through the worship service. We believe these things because of the following Scriptures that communicate the importance of children being present with their parents during times of corporate worship (Deut. 31:12-13, Josh. 8:35, Ezra 10:1, Matt. 18:1-5, Eph. 6:1-4, Col. 3:20). Babies are not a distraction, and while we do not supply nursery workers, should a parent need to exit the worship service, a room is available where the Worship Service can be heard.
 

Fellowship Meal

Once a month, after our time to worship the Lord, we enjoy a meal together as the body of Christ. We believe that being the church and experiencing worship is more than singing and preaching, though these are important. We invite you to join us.
 

The Lord’s Supper

Each Sunday that we enjoy the fellowship meal together, we also take the Lord’s Supper together. We practice open communion (non-members are welcome), but we do ask that the elements of the juice and bread only be taken by professing, baptized believers (Acts 2:43-47, I Cor. 11:23-34).
 

Wednesday Family Bible Study

Because we believe in the importance of the family and multi-generational faithfulness, we do not segregate based upon age in our Wednesday night activities either. Each Wednesday evening we gather together to eat, fellowship, discuss in smaller groups our devotionals from the previous week, worship, have Bible study, and play games. All of these activities include all members of the family from the oldest to the youngest. It is a great time of fellowship, learning, worship, and fun experienced as families. Our goal for these activities is to include all members of the body.

 

Men’s Monthly Meeting

Each month on the last Wednesday night of the month, we have a men’s meeting called Life for Men. This meeting is to encourage and equip men to do what God has commanded men to do – to be the husband God desires, to disciple his own children, and to be a witness in his community. We spend that time in worship, fellowship, testimony, Bible study and encouraging one another in these great challenges and accomplishments.
 
 
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