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:
TOGETHER is not only BETTER but CONTAGIOUS
We would love to have some community groups meeting through the summer. If you would like to lead a summer small group, either in person or via Zoom, contact Doug Troyer ASAP with the details.
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
God provided for many ways to Engage His people in 2019 through you as part of Cornerstone Church.
Pray that the Lord would open up opportunities in 2020!
Stay tuned for possible ways to serve with the church or simply build a relationship with your next door neighbor, co-worker or classmate. They all need someone to tell them about a God who loves them.
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