It's more than a belief. It's a way of life!
Are you connected to Christ? That is our heart's desire. This is because we know our God is a God who longs for relationship with His children. And He is the One who has made that relationship possible through His Son Jesus Christ. That is the good news of the Gospel!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s story from beginning to end. It is the good news of God’s redemption of fallen man through the person and work of Jesus Christ. This Good News [what the word Gospel means] is recorded from beginning to end in the book we call the Bible. It is God’s story of His unfolding redemptive plan to reconcile His children to Himself. This good news, that because Jesus died for our sins, rose again, and is victorious over all the enemies of man, assures those that believe in it that they are no longer separated from God. The gospel isn’t just the good news that our debt has been paid and we have been ransomed from Hell. It is the power that allows us to live victoriously today. We don’t simply accept the gospel and move on with life waiting for our eternity. The real gospel power is that we are changed by Christ and live in His power as His very Spirit invades our lives. But, to understand the Good News, we must first understand that we are all sinners in need of this gospel – both for its power to live godly now and the victory to live forever with our Lord.
Are you already a follower of Jesus? Then He desires for you to get connected to others. There is no room in scripture for the disconnected Christian. If you do not already have a faith family, we would love to help you discover if Cornerstone Church is the right place for you to Be in Community with other believers. Please take some time to get to know us by reviewing what we believe and how we desire to do ministry by looking over the information on our website. But don’t stop there. To really discover whether Cornerstone Church is a community where you can fit in, be fed, and be fruitful, you need to spend some time getting to know us! We truly hope you will do that as you consider whether Cornerstone is where God might have you “be equipped to live distinctly different and engaging lives” as we live out the gospel in the NW Valley.
We were created to BE in community.
At Cornerstone, we hold high the redemptive mechanism of the family and the FRamily of God. FRamily [friends that are family] is the term we affectionately use for the faith family we have in Christ. Jesus not only saved us OUT OF judgment but INTO the family of God. Come join the FRamily by connecting in a Multiplication Group this Fall Season. There are many to choose from.
Hebrews 10:24-25 Groups [These form out of intentional relationship]
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25
We desire that EVERYONE who calls Cornerstone their FRamily be in intentional, growing relationships with other members of the FRamily and also those who are disconnected from Christ or His church. Life Groups are a great place to make those connections and build meaningful & accountable relationships. However, perhaps you would rather establish your own Spirit-led relationships with 3-5 other people or couples that you can be accountable to in helping you grow as multiplying disciple-makers for Christ. Prayerfully consider reaching out to some people and creating your own group of FRamily members as you practice the principle of Hebrews 10:24-25. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Here is what directs us as we live out the Gospel Together: Connect to CHRIST - take time to prayerfully commit to meeting with Jesus in His word everyday - have a time, a place, and a plan [see the Tool Kit or the Getting Into the Word Info Card for more details]. Meet with a church leader if you would like more help in getting started. Be in COMMUNITY - pray about and reach out to 3-5 people or couples in the FRamily [friends that are family = the bride we call Cornerstone] you can seek to be in regular accountable relationship with. Engage in the CALL - pray that the Lord would reveal and lead you to at least 2 currently disconnected [from Christ and His bride] people He could use you to lead to becoming born again believers in Jesus.
Group times & Locations:
Fall 2019 Multiplication Groups
TOGETHER is not only BETTER but CONTAGIOUS
A-Week Groups - Meet the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month
A-WEEKS START ON: [these are the Sundays] 9/1, 9/17, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 [last meeting of season] No meeting week of 9/30 (5th week of the month)
Life Group Location: 115th Ave and Bell Rd. - 17658 N 113th Ave
Time: Mondays - 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Jeff Daukas @ or 623.570.5415
Life Group Location: 67th Ave and Loop 101 - 6982 W. Irma Lane
Time: Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Marc R. @ OR RJ Kee @
Young Marrieds (NEW Fall 2019 Offering) Location: 83rd Ave & Beardsley Rd. [8538 W. Ross Rd. 85382]
Time: Tuesday - 7:00-8:30pm
Contact: John M @ OR Ray Abril @ 623.866.9614
Life Group Location: Reems Rd & Greenway - 15814 N 156th Ct
Time: Thursday - 7:00-8:30pm
Contact: Brian Johnson @ or 623.256.5765
D-Groups - Meet EVERY WEEK for more intense training
Those who join a D-Group will experience intense discipleship that will grow them as a Christian because they will better understand God’s story: Creation—Fall—Redemption —Restoration. This allows them to lead others through God’s Word and be used by Jesus to multiply disciples and grow His kingdom. Contact: Jeﬀ Daukas @ 623.570.5415 OR Pastor Doug @ 623.225.0796
B-Week Groups - Meet the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month
B-WEEKS START ON: [these are the Sundays] 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8 [last meeting of season] No meeting week of 11/24 (Thanksgiving Week)
Mom Strong - Becoming MomStrong Book Study – Sundays 11:45-12:30 You will need a book & the workbook. Contact the leaders for more info.
Contact: Janine Bailey @ 909.559.5816 OR Tina Price @ 623.202.8462
Famplify Fall Adventure – a group for families – Sundays 6:00pm
Meeting in neighborhoods to pray for and practice the mission together as families as we follow the Famiplify Bible Study together.
Contact: Daniel Sidler @ or 623.703.2602
Men’s Morning Fellowship NW Peoria – WEEKLY - Tue or Thur @ 5:30am
Safeway/Starbucks 28455 N Vistancia Blvd, 85383 (schedule varies)
Contact: Daniel Hopkins 623.570.4122 or Scott McAllister 623.824.5438 Contact Daniel or Scott to get the weekly text message schedule
Young Adults – High School into college – Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
The Troyer home – 7403 W Abraham Ln 85308
Contact: Mark Abril @ 623.826.5657 OR Fahren Sterrett @ 602.881.9434
Life Group Location: 83rd Ave and Deer Valley - 8219 W Via Montoya Dr
Time: Tuesdays - 7:00-8:30pm
Contact: Jeff Abney @ or 602.549.6212
Journey w/ Jesus Through John – Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:00pm
An informal walk through the Gospel of John open to anyone & everyone
Kneader’s Bakery – 75th Ave & the Loop 101 [just bring a Bible]
Contact: Doug & Kerry Troyer @ 623.225.0796 or 623.210.4401
Everybody Always -Bob Goff’s book on loving people–Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Brian Tuten @ or 623.866.9268
Teach Me To Pray – Far west valley location – Wednesdays @ 6:00am
A study on prayer through Alone With God by John MacArthur
Contact: Brian Johnson @ or 623.256.5765
Men’s Morning Fellowship Glendale – WEEKLY - Thursdays @ 6:00am
Panera Bread 67th & Loop 101
Contact: Dan Lynch @ or 623.738.9050
We don't grow in order to share, we share and He grows us. If you know enough to believe the gospel, you know enough to share the gospel with others! And, living and speaking out the good news of the gospel is what God leaves us here to do. Jesus commanded: "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15) Cornerstone Church is partnering with YOU to do just that!
Opportunities to Engage:
ENGAGE IN THE CALL
Christmas is coming!
Two opportunities to help below.
You can help make a difference in the life of a child. This year Cornerstone is excited to have two opportunities to bless children around the world.
Operation Christmas Child: Through Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child annually reaches children around the world to bless them with a gift box. When the children receive this physical gift, they are also offered the chance to hear of the best gift of all from our heavenly Father to His children (Jesus).
You are not too young or too old to pack a shoebox with gifts to send. We need filled shoebox with items back to church on November 17 so that we can get them to a drop off location.
If you would like to participate, head to the table and pick up a box to fill or use an empty shoebox you have at home. Look for detailed information at www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child on suggestions for items and a few not to include items. Remember: no liquids, food or weapons of any kind are allowed in the boxes. The $9 shipping fee should be included with each box – cash or check (you can make your check payable to OCC). If you would rather pay online, you can use the "Follow Your Box" link below and print the label. It will get scanned at its destination and then you will receive an email telling you about the country your box was delivered to!
Questions can be directed to Janine Bailey at
6th annual drive for Christian Light Foundation Costa Rica: Again this year, we are blessed to be ministry partners with Mark and Meg Kuzdas, leaders of Christian Light Foundation. They serve among the poorest of the poor in many ways including La Finca, a large feeding center providing food for the belly and the soul. For the last five years, we have provided small toys, socks and underwear to Mark and Meg to distribute to the children coming the feeding center. The smiles on their faces is such a gift to see.
If you would like to participate, please bring small lightweight toys, children’s socks and underwear for boys or girls. Do not wrap them. There will be a box for your donations near the entrance. The cut-off for drop offs is November 17.
Questions can be directed to Jeff or Tina Abney at
Cornerstone Church is partnering with Christian Light Foundation of Costa Rica to work to share the gospel, make disciples and build up local churches throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Thousands of kids are fed each month at the feeding center, feeding both their physical and spiritual needs. Time is spent memorizing scripture, which they then share with their families at home. Check them out on Facebook: Christian Light Foundation Costa Rica or on the web at www.CFLCostaRica.com