At Cornerstone we desire for every follower of Jesus to experience joy and freedom as they progress in their Christian experience.  Rather than a destination, growing as a disciple involves a step by step journey.  To that end, we make available some initial steps of Christian growth...and opportunities for discipleship and service.

Initial Steps 

Baptism - delcaraing publically your identification with Jesus' death, burial, resurrection

Membership - entering into an intentional, interdependant relationship with other believers

Home Groups - regular gatherings for encouragement, Bible study, prayer, and serving

Your Path of Discipleship 

The pamplet below describes courses offered to you in discovering Jesus, through a step-by-step process, which is rooted in the discipleship model of Jesus.  Of course, there will be a first encounter and exploration of who Jesus is, and what He has done to be your Savior and Lord.  Once you are in a relationship with Jesus, what are the steps that He has desigend for you to grow?

Come and see was the initial invitation that Jesus gave to His first followers (John 1:38-39).  This first discipleship step is one of learning to love Jesus, and in response to His command to love one another, as we read in the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40).  Loving relationships are a reflection of God’s love for believers in Christ Jesus (I John 4:9-11).

Come and follow is the next step for the first followers of Jesus. (Mark 1:16-20)  This means learning to live like Jesus in response to His pattern of selflessness and service.  Not only did Jesus model service for us, but He told us that we should also serve one another (John 13:13-15).  But Jesus doesn't just tell us to serve and show us how.  He provides the strength we need to care for others as He did.

Come be with Me is what Jesus said to welcome His first followers into a life of depending upon Him. (Matthew 9:37-38)  Depending upon Christ means learning to live like Jesus with a heart of trust and reliance.Only as the Holy Spirit empowers us will our ministry activities bear fruit (John 15:1-11).

Remain in Me is what Jesus said to His followers just before He left this earth.  In John 15 we read about this amazing reality – that we might find our lives totally connected to Christ. As we do, He will help us to multiply!  This means living like Jesus in response to His pattern of making disciples, as He commanded in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

Yout Place of Service

Check out the pamphlet below about discovering and developing your contribution to the Body of Christ.  If you are a follower of Jesus, God has gifted you and designed you to joyfully serve Him.  In I Corinthians 12:12, Paul wrote, "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ."  The picture of the human body, with all the parts working together, is a wonderful way of illustrating the collective service of a local church.