What Kind of Church Are We?
With so many churches to choose from, why should anyone choose Cornerstone? We make no claim to be better or different from other Bible churches; in fact, our goal is unity not division. We believe that Christianity has suffered long enough from the deep divisions among Christian people. It is our desire that Jesus's prayer for unity become a reality. "That they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us." John 17:21.
The restoration movement of which we are a part began in the early nineteenth century when there was fighting among Christians in the frontier over various religious creeds and beliefs. A group of Christians broke away from denominationalism announcing that they would follow the Bible alone, instead of human creeds. This movement resotred the church to the precedents set by the Church of the New Testament. Over the years many man-made rules, regulations, doctrines and practices have crept into the practice of many churches and we feel that it is time to get back to the teachings of the Bible.
As a New Testament Church we baptize by immersion, observe communion every Sunday, call our leaders "elders", and preach Jesus Christ. We are an independent church. The church chooses it's leaders, support our ministers and work together to decide the direction of the church with God's guidance.
Who Are We?
This question sounds like a simple question to answer, but in the reality of our world, it can be difficult to answer. We believe that this question has a 2 part answer:
Simply put, we are followers of Jesus. We believe the whole of Scripture--Old and New Testaments--is summed up by, "Love God, love people." When someone asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest, He answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:34-39)
Everything we do at Cornerstone is intentionally designed to help us love God more intensely and love people more. Such love is simple, yet takes a lifetime to live it out.
We are a church. The church is not a building, an organization, a denomination, or a set of doctrines--the church is something much, much greater.
A local church like Cornerstone is a group of people who are not perfect. Yet we desire to follow Christ with all of our heart, soul and mind. We want to be more than just enthusiastic admirers of Jesus. We want to know God intimately, connect with other followers, and to serve God together.
We gather to worship, to study, to connect with God and one another. It is like a family where God is the head of the family and the members of the church are brothers and sisters around the house.
If you are wondering what kind of church we are--come visit! We have contemporary music, Biblical preaching, a place for the children and a terrific place for your Jr and Sr high students to get connected.
We are people seeking God, just like you.
Youth Minister: Cody Deen
Cody comes to us from Whiting, Iowa. He enjoys teaching, board games, computers, movies, and is always up for going out to eat. He has a passion for teens and children.
6:00 Discovery Zone
6:00 Youth Bible Study
7:30 Praise Team Practice
8:10 Praise Team Practice
9:00 Adult Bible Study
9:00 Children's Bible Study
9:00 Teen Bible Study
10:00 Celebration Service
Statement of Beliefs
THE BIBLE IS THE VERBALLY INSPIRED, INERRANT, INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.
Deuteronomy 4:2 Joshua 3:9 Matthew 22:31
Acts 1:16 1 Thessalonians 2:13 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Hebrews 5:12 Revelation 22:6
JESUS IS THE INCARNATION OF THE FATHER, BORN OF A VIRGIN, FOR WHOM AND BY WHOM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED.
John 1:1-14 Phillipians 2:5-6
GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE ONE. THEY ARE NOT THREE DIFFERENT GODS, BUT GOD ALMIGHTY MANIFESTING HIMSELF IN DIFFERENT FORMS. EACH ONE HAVING A SPECIFIC PURPOSE: GOD-CREATOR, SON-REDEEMER, HOLY SPIRIT-COUNSELOR
Matthew 28:19 Luke 3:22 Romans 8:9-11
2 Corinthians 3:17 1 Timothy 3:16
GOD, DESIRING ALL PEOPLE TO BE SAVED, HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AND HIS PLAN OF SALVATION IN HIS HOLY WORD.
John 6:45 Romans 16:25-26 Ephesians 2:4-10
1 Timothy 2:3 1 John 1:4 Revelation 1:2
WE CAN HAVE SALAVATION ONLY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
John 3:14-18 John 5:24 John 11:25-26
John 20:31 Acts 2:38 1 Timothy 2:5-6
WE ARE TO BE BAPTIZED OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT.
Mark 16:16 John 3:5 Acts 2:38, 41
Acts 8:12 36-39 Acts 16:14-15 Acts 22:16
1 Corinthians 12:13 Galations 3:27 1 Peter 3:21
WE OBSERVE THE LORD'S SUPPER ON A WEEKLY BASIS.
Acts 2:42 Acts 20:7 Matthew 26:17-30
WE BELIEVE IN THE PHYSICAL AND BODILY RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND THAT HE ASCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS, AND IS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD AS OUR MEDIATOR, PRIEST AND ADVOCATE.
Acts 3:12-26 John 20 Hebrews 9:24
1 Cor. 15:12-28
CHRIST WILL RETURN AGAIN AT AN UNKNOWN TIME TO MAN. AT THAT COMING HE WILL JUDGE MANKIND IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WORD.
WE BELIEVE IN THE GREAT COMMISSION OF JESUS CHRIST, "GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THAT I COMMANDED YOU."
Matthew 28:16-20 Acts 1:8
If you have other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call (918) 273-0107.
Preaching Minister: David Leraaen
David and Annette come to us from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They are passionate about helping people explore the Bible and grow in faith. They enjoy golf, bowling, and house remodeling. Food is always a positive!