Welcome to Cornerstone
No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or where you’ve been, you are welcomed at Cornerstone Church. Whether you have been following Jesus for many years or have never set foot in a church before, we want to invite you to be a part of our community. Below you'll find a brief description of who we are, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us .
Mission and Values
Our Mission and Values
Mission. Who We Are. And What We're About.
We are a church that is….
For the Shoreline.
For the World.
Values. What's Important.
Reaching the Lost.
We believe the Bible of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God–breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co–eternal in being, co–eternal in nature, co–equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, he fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18)
The Sin of Humanity
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 1:7, 2:8–10; John 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18–19).
Assurance of Salvation
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37–40, 10:27–30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4–8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11–15).
The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to each person (Romans 12:1–8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10–11).
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born–again persons (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1–4, 15:19–31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 5: 4–7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1–4). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26).
Where are you located? Our Sunday service is held at 4 Heritage Park Road in Clinton, CT (directions). Every Sunday morning, volunteers will be standing out front of the church to help guide you to the auditorium or if you have children to the Kids Ministry check-in.
When should I arrive on Sunday mornings? Our first Sunday worship services begins at 9am and concludes at 10:15am. The second service begins at 10:45am and finishes at 12noon. We invite you to arrive a few minutes early to enjoy a cup of coffee and meet some of other first time guests and some of our members!
Where should I park? We have reserved several spots in front of the church for our guests along with those that need handicap accessibility. Parking is limited in front of the building. Most of our guests and regular attenders park up and down Heritage Park Road.
What are your childcare options? We love children, so we've designed an enjoyable program for them to learn more about Jesus is a safe and friendly environment. As a parent when you arrive on Sunday morning, you will take your child to the second floor of the church and have them securely checked-in. You will head to the auditorium for the service and your child (nursery - 5th grade) will enjoy an age-appropriate lesson on God. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
What should I wear? Our Sunday worship service is casual. We're a church for people from all walks of life. Please wear whatever is most comfortable for you. You will find some people that wear t-shirts and jeans while others may wear a collared shirts and pants. Some women join us with make-up on while others don't even bother. Come as you are!
What happens during a Sunday service? Every Sunday, we sing songs together, we pray, and we hear the Bible preached in a way that is practical and life-giving. Once every three weeks we celebrate communion. If you're searching for a church, we think you'll love Cornerstone. If you haven't been to a church in quite some time our church will be a non-threatening and inviting place to be!