Cornerstone is a spiritual family of Christ followers who are striving to live in Christ's truth and share His good news with others. No matter where you are in your understanding of Jesus Christ we invite you to come and celebrate with us at our Sunday services. We are passionate about helping you grow in your understanding of God, and equipping you to become who He's created you to be.
Sunday Service Times
9:30 am and 11:30 am - Our two services feature contemporary worship and expository preaching.
Jesus commissioned all His followers to "Make Disciples".
Those two words drive the ministries of Cornerstone Church.
Our ministry is structured around our Vision Statement, which identifies our three-fold approach toward making disciples.
SAVE THE LOST
We must always keep a vision for saving the lost white hot for the following reasons:
Because Hell is Real! Jesus consistently taught that hell is a real place of eternal torment where those who refuse to trust in Him will spend eternity. If we could get just a glimpse of hell and its torment it would motivate us for a lifetime to warn everyone we can to flee from God’s wrath by running into the eternal safety of the nail pierced arms of Jesus.
Because Immortals are Lost! Humanity was created in the image of God as spiritual beings; immortals who will live throughout eternity in one of the two destinies - heaven or hell. As God's image bearers they have inestimable worth.
Because Jesus is Lord! The ultimate truth that drives our saving mission is that Jesus is Lord, and as Lord He has the right to determine the vision for His Church. He came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and He has sent us to continue His saving mission just as the Father sent Him (John 20:21). When a person trusts in Jesus Christ they recognize Him as Lord over all and they begin to live for His glory. So the Glory of Jesus is ultimately why our vision is to 'Save the Lost'.
GROW THE FOUND
We must always keep a vision for growing the found white hot for the following reasons:
Because Christlikeness is God's Vision! God's eternal purpose is to transform everyone He justifies (saves) into the image of His Son Jesus (Romans 8:29 - Ephesians 4:13). Therefore, God's vision is to grow the found, and we have the privilege and responsibility of joining Him in His vision.
Jesus said the way we are to make disciples is by "teaching them to obey everything [He] has commanded' (Matthew 28:20). Therefore, we are committed to teaching the truth of Jesus which the Holy Spirit will use in increasing measure to produce the character of Jesus in the followers of Jesus.
Because the World Needs to See Jesus! All followers of Jesus are called to be the visible, tangible, audible presence of Jesus in the world today. We are called to be holy as He is holy. The life transforming good news of Jesus is to be lived out in us as it is proclaimed through us. Our growth in Christlikeness will validate our message and impact our world with Christ's good news.
SEND THE EMPOWERED
We must always keep a vision for sending the empowered white hot for the following reasons:
Because the Harvest is Plentiful! Jesus looked at the crowds that pushed in around Him and said to His disciples; "the harvest is plentiful' (Matthew 9:37). The harvest field is wherever the lost are. For Jesus that day they were in plain sight. They still are! The vision to send the empowered includes being sent across the office, over the back yard fence, to greater Anchorage and rural Alaska, and around the world. This vision is to be owned by every follower of Jesus; both those who earn their paycheck in the ministry and those who earn their paycheck in the marketplace.
Because the Workers are Few! After Jesus identified the plentiful harvest He also said "the workers are few" (Matthew 9:37). They still are! Every follower of Christ has the potential, the privilege, the responsibility, and the available power from the Holy Spirit who lives within them to share the good news of Jesus with life transforming effect.
A biblical way to evaluate the success of the Church is not its seating capacity but its sending capacity. It is when we send followers of Jesus in the Spirit's power sharing the good news of Jesus that our impact for Him grows exponentially.
Therefore, our sending vision includes followers of Jesus who are sent into their marketplace and neighborhoods with the good news of Jesus. It also includes sending those God is calling to full-time ministry into the world as church planters, pastors, and missionaries.
This vision of making disciples through saving, growing, and sending is most effective when it takes within and flows out of the context of community - the loving relationships within the local Church. This God given vision is not easy, in fact it is impossible for us. However, it is not impossible for God and us. As followers of Jesus Christ we have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to join Him in accomplishing the impossible!
We would love you to come and be part of the
team as we "make disciples" for Jesus Christ.
When You Arrive
As you enter the church you will be welcomed by one of our greeters who will have a current weekly bulletin with news, our upcoming events, life groups, etc. Be sure to visit the Welcome Table located in the main hallway. One of the greeters there will be happy to give you directions or answer any questions you may have. As you enter the sanctuary, our ushers will welcome you and help you find available seats.
GRAB SOME COFFEE
Stop by our Mission Espresso café and grab a mocha or latté. If fancy coffee isn't your thing you can grab some free coffee or tea located in the main hall. To learn more about Mission Espresso, click here.
CHECK IN THE KIDS
If you have young children (infants - 5th grade), our greeters would be more than happy to direct you to one of the two check in stations located at either end of the main hall. For more information, click on the "For My Kids" tab above.
During and After the Services
We encourage everyone to have a Bible. We understand that if you're new, maybe you don't have one yet. Located in the back of the sanctuary we always will have a stack of them and encourage you to please grab one, it is our gift to you.
We have designated a prayer room (209, located upstairs) for those who feel led to pray. You are invited to come during either the 9:30 or 11:30 service each week to pray for God to work among us in great power. Read more...
FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
We invite you to a light snack and time of fellowship in the main corridor after the services.
We want your experience at Cornerstone Kids
to be one worth talking about.
The first time you bring your child to Cornerstone Kids, simply visit one of the check-in stations at either the East or West entrance of the church. Our volunteers will guide you through check-in, direct you to the appropriate classrooms and will be available to answer any questions you might have about Cornerstone Kids.
First time and visiting children will receive a wristband and you will receive a tag with a matching number. Keep this tag with you. If we need you during the service, you will see your number on the screen. You will also need this tag in order to pick up your child.
Family information card
If you choose to continue attending Cornerstone, we will ask you to fill out a Family Information Card and return it to any of our volunteers at our check-in stations. Your information will be added to our system, and you will be able to use the computers to check your children in the following week.