At C3, we operate under three core values. We are not a church of consumers. We encourage all who attend to actively get involved in what God is doing at Cornerstone Community Church; we emphasize participation. The ways you can get involved include inviting friends and family, volunteering, creating community in Growth Groups, and giving back to God through tithing.
We care about people. Our church exists for people far from God to come to know Him, and we want you to invite people in your life to experience the life-changing message of Jesus. We care about our community. We want to be actively involved in our community by working with other churches and organizations to help build a healthy community.
Commit your time and talents to serve God’s people. God has equipped each of us with unique gifts and skill sets. At C3, we provide you opportunities to use your talents to serve God’s vision through the local church. Commit your treasure. At C3 we consider it a privilege to give back to God what He has so freely given to us. We celebrate generosity and the work God does through our tithes and sacrificial giving.
We connect by coming together every weekend to worship, we participate in Home Groups, and serve our community.
What We Believe
THE BIBLE: GOD’S WORD
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance and authority of the Holy Spirit. Because God inspired it, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)
TRINITY: GOD THREE IN ONE
God has existed in perfect union with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16,17; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19)
THE FATHER: OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalms 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)
THE SON: GOD BECAME MAN
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time, completely God. Jesus is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He died a brutal death on a cross but defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. He is the Son of God, born of a virgin. It is at the name of Jesus that all beings on heaven and earth will bow and confess that He is Lord of all.
(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)
THE HOLY SPIRIT: GOD IS ALWAYS PRESENT
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into truth and exalts Christ. He dwells in us, He convicts us of our sin, and He reveals God’s righteousness and counsels us daily. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Revelation 22:17)
ETERNITY: ETERNAL EXISTENCE
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. God’s salvation, by His grace, and His Son Jesus, is available to all people.
(John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15)
MAN: CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Everything else in creation was created with God’s words but man was created with God’s breath. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human being is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and love.
(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-23; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)
SALVATION: THE ONLY WAY TO GOD
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith and trust in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)
THE CHURCH: GOD’S DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, with all of the people using their unique gifts to reach the lost with the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)