Worship at Cornerstone Baptist Church includes prayer, scripture reading, as well as worship through song. Our music service is a beautiful blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs. Our music director, Jared Campbell, guides us in worship of God, not only through music, but also through prayer and explanation of the songs.
During our children's time, we teach our children the truths of the Bible through catechisms, give them glimpses into the lives of modern day missionaries, and facilitate parents teaching their children at home. Our church uses the New City catechisms which is is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. For downloads and more information about this resource go to newcitycatechism.com
At Cornerstone Baptist Church, we place an emphasis on the reflection and memorization of scripture. We do this for several reasons:
- Christ sets this example for us. Christ is seen reciting scripture throughout the gospels, including in Matthew chapters four and five, and several others.
- To guard ourselves against sin. Psalm 119:11 tells us, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I may not sin against you.”
- The pursuit of knowledge and understanding of what we study. Meditating on and memorizing scripture is one of the best ways to stay focused in our walk with God, and make progress in that walk.
- To encourage one another. As Christians, we are called to build one another up. Working together toward the common goal of memorizing scriptures we’re studying allows us to encourage each other in maintaining discipline. Each Sunday, we select a new memory verse pertaining to what we’re currently studying, and briefly review the meaning and application of the verse. The following Sunday, the church has the opportunity to recite the verse as a group.
The Biblical sermon is the climax of our worship time together. Technically speaking, our preaching is always exegetical and usually expositional. What that means basically is that we make great effort to listen closely to what the whole Bible says to us. We believe that the Bible is the authority of the church, sharing with us the truth of Jesus’s love that leads us to our salvation, and telling us how to best live our lives. Because we are such a diverse group of people, the preaching needs to be informative to both children and adults, the novices and the mature, the layman and the educated, and the seekers as well as the believers. The goals are always, primarily, to point all of us to Christ, and, secondarily, to encourage us all to be more of what we should be for Him.