God’s plan from the beginning of time was for us to live in community with one another.
Table of Contents
- Why Become A Member
- Why The Local Church Is Important
- Our Membership Process
Why Become A Member
Why The Local Church Is Important
Because God plans on using the church to accomplish His purposes for creation
God created man to reflect his nature in the world. The local church does just that as it creates a tangible expression of God’s love so that the invisible things of God are seen through our interactions with one another.
Because the church provides an opportunity to collectively encourage each other in our great hope
Many people in our world experience the gap between themselves and God. As such, there are many religions and practices that encourage self-improvement. But Christianity says we have no way of bridging that gap apart from Jesus. As we gather together, not only are we reminded of this truth, but we are able to show the world a better hope.
Because a healthy church can be the greatest platform for evangelism
We are once-broken people, healed by God and repentant sinners who have received God’s forgiveness. Therefore, as a church, we have the power to draw broken people who desire to be freed from the despair and hopelessness of life apart from Jesus.
Our Membership Process
Attend a New Member Orientation
If you’ve been coming to Cornerstone and want to take the next step towards officially joining our family (or you’re still on the fence and just want to know more about our heartbeat as a church), then this time is for you. It’s really informal. We’ll meet on Friday night and Saturday morning and talk about the life of our church as we sit and share a few meals together. We’ll spend our time sharing the story of how we came to be a church, the importance of a local church in God’s plan for all of us, what we believe as a church and what our life together looks like as a church. In a weekend, you’ll get a well-rounded picture of who we are as at Cornerstone and how you can be involved.
Meet With A Pastor
After you complete the weekend orientation, we’ll schedule a time for you to meet with one of the pastors. Don’t be intimidated, this is a time specifically designed for you. At Cornerstone, we don’t believe the church is like a family, we believe the church is a family. Therefore, we want to ensure that everyone that wants to join our family has the opportunity to have a touchpoint with one of our pastors. Our pastors are here primarily to serve Cornerstone Church, and we want you to experience this service from day one. This is a great time for you to ask any questions that weren’t answered in our initial orientation. It’s also a great chance for the pastors to get to know you a little better.
Receive Affirmation from the Congregation
As a sign of our unwavering commitment to love, support, and cherish new additions to our family, we gather as a congregation to affirm each new member. The reason why we do things this way, as opposed to just having a pastor grant membership, is because when you join a church, you’re not just making a commitment to a pastor. You’re making a commitment to love, care for and serve an entire church community. And that church community is making the same commitment towards you. This is our way of reminding our congregation of the amazing responsibility and honor we have to take care of one another.