Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
“The regularity of relationships in Community Groups allows us to better and more deeply know each other, but also to regularly and purposefully be a part of each other’s lives.”
“The Bible does not command Christians to participate in Community Groups, so why does Cornerstone have Community Groups?”
This is a question I hear a lot, and a question that is incredibly important to answer. It is true that the Bible does not command community groups, and they are a program that has been designed by man, not by God. But I believe strongly in community groups for these reasons:
I love Community Groups because I believe they help facilitate in our cultural context the vision that the New Testament gives us for how the church is supposed to live. If you are interested in connecting in one of our community groups, contact me: email@example.com
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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