Corporate Worship: From the earliest days of the church Christians have gathered together on the morning of the first day of the week to celebrate the resurrection of their Lord. It is a special time when the body that Christ has bought through death and will one day raise together to be united with Him gathers to worship Him as one. We continue that tradition at Cornerstone when we gather together on Sunday morning to sing, to pray, and to hear the Word of the Lord through the reading of Scripture and through the preaching of the Word. Our Sunday morning assembly runs from 10:45 AM -12:15 PM. Click here if you'd like to know more about what to expect during our main service.
Sunday School: When Jesus delivers His “Great Commission” He not only tells His followers to go and make disciples by “baptizing them in the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” but by “teaching them to observe all that l have commanded you,” (Matt. 28:19-20) as well. Recognizing that discipleship includes ministering to believers at various stages of maturity and growth, we have implemented a Sunday school class that is designed to intentionally and systematically teach each of Cornerstone’s members “to observe all that [Jesus has] commanded [them].” In its current form, our Sunday school is split into two groups: young children (4-7) and adults. The children move systematically through the "Generations of Grace" curriculum while the adults are engaged in three-year discipleship program designed by the elders entitled, “Sojourners.” Sunday school meets from 9:30-10:15 AM every Sunday morning.
Home Fellowship Groups: In Ephesians 4:11-16, Paul states that one of the ways the church grows is through the ministry of every member of the body as each part takes the teaching it receives from "the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers" and then ministers it to one another in love. One of the ways that we try to encourage this process is with our home fellowship groups. Every week the church gathers in small groups in the homes of various members to discuss the weekly sermon and to pray for one another. Locations and times vary according to each fellowship group.
Kids on Mission: In Matthew 19, the disciples try to prevent a group of children from being brought to Jesus. Jesus answers, "Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." At this moment, Jesus teaches us that some of the richest spiritual soil that we will ever encounter exists in the hearts of children. Cornerstone, therefore, tries to make a very intentional effort to evangelize the children placed under our ministry (as well as to reach out to children not affiliated with our church), which is why we have chosen to partner with Open Door Baptist Church in their Kids on Mission program. Kids on Mission aims to provide children with systematic doctrinal instruction while, at the same time, showing them that the ultimate aim of doctrine is worship, service, and love. Kids on Mission meets every Wednesday between August and May from 6:15-7:30 PM at Open Door Baptist Church. We are currently using The New City Catechism as our curriculum. (NOTE: An adult class discussing the catechism also meets at the same time.)
Men's Study: Towards the end of his life, Paul instructs Timothy, "what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Men play an incredibly crucial role in the life and growth of a church. In fact, given unique leadership roles assigned to men in the local church, one even might say that a church is only a strong as its men's ministry. It's for this reason that we try to be very intentional about the development of the men at Cornerstone. One of the ways that we do this is with our monthly Men's Study. The topic for 2019-20 is Leading With Love by Alexander Strauch. The study meets at church on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00-10:15 AM.
Women's Study: In his letter to Titus, Paul tells his protege to see to it that his church lives in a manner characterized by “sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). He points out that one of the ways this is done is for older women to teach younger women “what is good” so that the word of God may not be reviled (Titus 2:3, 5). Considering the important role that women play, both in the growth of other ladies as well as (for mothers) the children in their own home, we think it vitally important to encourage and equip the women in our church in the unique roles that God has given them within the body. Our monthly Women’s Study is one of the methods we use to try to engage in this discipleship process. The topic for 2019-20 is Leading With Love by Alexander Strauch. The study meets at church on the first Saturday of every month from 10:45 AM-12:00 PM.