Our Name

The scriptures are replete with passages referencing the foundational importance of the Cornerstone:

     “Behold, I am laying in zion a stone, a tested stone,
      a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
      He who believes in it will not be disturbed.” 

      Isaiah 28:16, 17

      The stone which the builders rejected
      has become the chief cornerstone.
      this is the Lord’s doing;
      it is marvelous in our eyes.

      Psalm 118:22, 23

The apostles referred these passages to Jesus: “Coming to Him as to a living stone, which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God… for this is contained in scripture: ‘Behold, I lay in zion a choice stone, a precious cornerstone, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed’ ” 1 Peter 2:4, 6

Jesus is the Cornerstone of the church
Any building, any bridge depends upon the foundation that is laid, and the foundation depends upon the quality and placement of the cornerstone. So, too, the church depends upon Christ. At the Cornerstone Church, Christ is foundational. Anything of significance must be built upon Him. 

When we invite people to come to Cornerstone, we are not simply inviting them to church; we are inviting them into a relationship with Jesus Himself. Upon Jesus, our culture is built. Mission, vision, values, organization, beliefs—all are constructed upon Jesus, the Cornerstone of our faith. 

As Jesus Himself said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock” 

Matthew 7:24-27

Our Beliefs

Cornerstone values all the teachings of scripture, however, there are seven Biblical teachings that are foundational to our culture:

The scriptures
We believe that God has communicated to us in His word, the Bible.
2 Timothy 3:16,17

Sin, suffering & Satan
We believe that there is a great conflict in the world between God and a rebel angel, Satan. 
Revelation 12:7-9

Salvation & the Savior
We believe that God came to this world, that His name was called Jesus, that He died on the cross to save us from sin, and that He rose from the dead.
John 1:29

The Sabbath
We believe that the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week (Saturday), is a rest from works—symbolizing the way of salvation through the grace of God.
Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 4:9-11

Spiritual gifts
We believe that God gives spiritual gifts to His people to build up the church and to minister to the world.
1 Corinthians 12:1-28

The state of the dead & Hell
We believe that the dead rest in peace in their graves until raised by God to life or to judgment.
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10; John 5:28, 29

The second coming & the millennium
We believe that Jesus will come again and will re-create this world without sin and death.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20:1-13; 21:1-3