Welcome to Cornerstone
What to Expect
If you’re planning a visit, we want to warmly welcome you and give you an idea of what to expect so your experience can be most edifying and enjoyable. Below you will find information that will assist in making your first visit to Cornerstone a wonderful experience.
Worship Service – Sunday 9:30 AM
This service is specifically designed to accomplish the first focus of the mission of our church: to exalt the Lord in worship. We do this through rich traditional and modern hymns, Scripture reading, tithes and offerings, a pastoral prayer, and practical expository preaching from God’s Word. This service lasts about 75 minutes. Nurseries are provided for infants and toddlers and Children’s Church is held for kids ages 3–6.
Building Believers – Sunday 5:30 PM
Whereas our morning service is centered primarily on worship and expositional preaching, our evening service, Building Believers, is a little bit more casual and is a time of edification and spiritual enrichment through singing, topical teaching, baptisms, missionary presentations and reports, and welcoming new members. The teaching during Building Believers often follows a yearly theme such as sharing the gospel, personal Bible study, or the family. Listen to building believers sermons here.
Prayer Meeting – Wednesday 7:00 PM
Our midweek service is designed to provide an opportunity for the church family to understand each other’s spiritual and physical needs for the purpose of prayer. After singing together, our church family shares praises and prayer requests and forms small groups to bring these before God. The service concludes with a ten minute challenge from Gods’ Word. Children ages 3-12 meet for Cornerstone Kids during the school year and Seeds for Summer during the summer. Teens meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings and adult fellowship groups rotate meeting once or a month during this time on Wednesday evenings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I take my child?
Our children’s ministries are designed to provide a safe, enjoyable experience in which the timeless truths of the Bible are communicated in an engaging and age-appropriate way. Our greeters will provide you an information packet with instructions about where to drop-off and pick-up your child. In addition, they would be happy to walk with you to your children’s classrooms and answer any questions you have. If you have children ages 0-2, we provide safe, clean nurseries and well-trained staff and volunteers to care for them during every service. You will be asked to give your cell phone number at check-in so that the nursery staff can easily contact you if there is a need during the service. Our curriculum for Children’s Church, Sunday School, and Cornerstone Kids is Biblical, organized, and age-appropriate. Learn more about our children’s ministries.
What is expositional preaching?
Expositional preaching is a type of preaching which derives the main points of each message directly from the passage being preached. It includes careful attention to the context of the passage, the writer’s intended message, and relevant and accurate application to us as the listeners. Listen to some of our Pastor’s most recent expository messages here.
What is your music like?
Rather than follow the popular trend of trying to entertain people, we strive to focus on pleasing God by aligning each portion of our service with the clear mandates of Scripture. For example, we use only the best hymns we can find, including both older and newer compositions, whose texts clearly reflect biblical truth (Colossians 3:16). In addition, our service has a “traditional” feel because we are convinced that music styles designed to imitate the world are not likely to please the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). Learn more about our music philosophy here.
What translation do you preach from?
While we do not require our members to use any specific translation, for convenience and unity during our services, we have selected the ESV (English Standard Version) translation to preach from.
What should I wear?
There is no specified dress code at Cornerstone, but because we seek to give our best to God in all aspects of worship, most people wear business or business-casual attire to Sunday services. During Wednesday night prayer meetings, more casual clothing is typical.
Where do I park?
There are a clearly marked guests parking spots outside the main entrance (on the left side of the building) for your convenience. Handicap parking is provided on both sides of the building by the entrances.
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 675-9776. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you have.
Welcome to Cornerstone
We have a special gift for you!
Pastor Reimers has written a book on worship entitled, The Glory Due His Name. The book presents a biblical view of what God expects in worship. Pastor draws parallels between wrong forms of ancient worship and dangerous trends in modern services. He also shows how worship services can continue to give God the kind of worship He demands. This study of the doctrine of public worship is essential for all who desire to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Each visitor to Welcome to Cornerstone will receive a complimentary copy.
We have a special opportunity for you!
If you are a guest, we have an opportunity especially designed to answer your questions and give you an opportunity to meet Pastor Reimers, his wife, and other Cornerstone members in a casual environment with light refreshments. Each week, Pastor Reimers answers questions from guests and focuses on a section of a six week discussion of our church, including topics such as our worship philosophy, our missionaries, our ministries and how to get involved with serving, and our statement of faith. Come enjoy food, fellowship, and learning more about Cornerstone!