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"Building community, changing lives - together"

- Cornerstone Community Church

Vision

Our vision is to become a healthy, growing church of 1,000 members that connects healthy, growing Christians to God, each other, and to unchurched people in our community and world. Our vision is fulfilled through…

 

Compassion…

Where the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated and the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, healing, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement.

 

Sharing…

The good news of Jesus Christ with thousands of residents in Arden Arcade and the greater Sacramento region in cooperation with the Church of Sacramento.

 

Welcoming…

2,000 attendees into the fellowship of our church — loving, learning, laughing and living in harmony and unity with God and each other.

 

Developing…

The whole person—spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially—through small groups, Bible classes, seminars and retreats.

 

Equipping…

All believers for significant ministry by helping them discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents.

 

Sending…

100 or more CCC members every year for short and long-term missions projects, equipping and empowering all our members for their personal life mission in our community and world.

 

Planting…

One new church every year in the greater Sacramento region.

 

Occupying…

Multi-site ministry facilities including a worship center, community center, offices, counseling and prayer center, and multi-use rooms for training, social and recreational purposes.

 

Worshiping…

The Lord God, the Creator, Sustainer, and Giver of Life with lives and ministries that glorify Him.

What To Expect

What to expect at Cornerstone: Going to a new church can be a little daunting or uncomfortable for some people, and that’s especially true if you aren’t sure what to expect when you get there.  So, here are a few things you may encounter when you visit us.

 

Before the Service: The first thing you’ll see is people talking, laughing and generally enjoying each other’s company.  One of our primary values at Cornerstone is for people to make meaningful connections with others. We believe authentic, meaningful relationships are key to healthy lifestyles for people of all ages.

 

The Worship Center: Although built in 1959, our worship center is filled with contemporary items and historic symbols.  Seating is auditorium style with comfortable individual chairs.  Overhead lighting is designed to provide a welcoming and friendly environment.  Musicians on the platform and ushers at the door all serve to enhance your Cornerstone worship experience.

 

The Music: If you’re coming to Cornerstone expecting traditional “church” music, I hope we disappoint you in a good way.  There’s not much traditional about our services, but there is a lot of energy and expression.  We believe that God created music of all types, and He loves it; so we express our love for Him in a range of musical styles.  Our desire is to please God then bring enjoyment and inspiration to everyone in attendance.

 

The Message:  Since we’ve already addressed “traditional”, it should be no surprise that you will experience messages relevant to life in 21st century America.  Biblical truths are creatively expressed through performing and graphic arts, multi-media and the spoken word.  Our methods of delivery are timely, but the messages themselves are timeless.   Cornerstone is a place to come and hear, ponder and practice the teachings of the Bible from Jesus, the apostles, the prophets and other historical leaders.  Each week’s topic will give you something to think about and apply to your daily life.

 

The Outcome: At the end of every service, there is a time for people of all ages to respond to God and interact with Him.  This may include private times of praying on your own or, if you desire, praying with others.  It may involve making personal decisions or getting more information and assistance about something of interest.  Regardless of what that response looks like, know that we’re available to help you and your children understand and experience everything God is saying to you and doing in you and your family.

 

The Conclusion: After the service, people gather on the patio for coffee, talking and just hanging out.  We enjoy being together.  Hopefully you will, too.

 

What We Believe

Assemblies of God Fundamental Truths

 

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These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click links below to see the complete original statement with scriptures.

 

WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

 

WE BELIEVE...There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

 

WE BELIEVE...In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.

 

WE BELIEVE...though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

 

WE BELIEVE...Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

WE BELIEVE...and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.

 

WE BELIEVE...the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

WE BELIEVE... The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 

WE BELIEVE...Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

 

WE BELIEVE...The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

 

WE BELIEVE...A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.

 

WE BELIEVE...Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

WE BELIEVE...in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

WE BELIEVE...in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

 

WE BELIEVE...A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

 

WE BELIEVE...and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'

 

3245 Cottage Way Sacramento, CA 95825

 

10am Sunday Service

 

P: 916.482.4088

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