What to Expect
What Is a Typical Service Like?
Each Sunday evening you can expect the service to last 1 1/2 hours. A typical evening consists of greetings, announcements, a reading from the Bible, songs from our band, about 50 minutes of preaching from the Bible, and a closing song. Then, we have a church-wide dinner with plenty of food for all, which is a great time to get to know each other.
What Is the Teaching Like?
As 2 Timothy 3:16 says, we believe that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable…” So, we teach consecutively through individual books of the Bible, verse-by-verse, doing our best to let the text speak for itself. The type of preaching is called expository preaching. About 50 minutes are set aside (the approx. time of a college class) since this is an important weekly time to benefit from God’s word in an unrushed manner.
What Services Are Offered to Those with Kids?
As we have many young families with children, our desire is to provide as safe and enjoyable of an atmosphere as possible for the kids. Children ages 0-4 can be checked in at our Children’s Center. When you arrive at the Pink Garter Plaza (Cornerstone occupies the Pink Garter Theatre and the basement below the plaza), you will see a Cornerstone Family Check-in sign in the middle of the plaza at the top of the stairs, descending into Cornerstone Church’s basement (between Whiskey Barber and A-Symbol). Continue down the stairs to the Children’s Center where our staff will greet you and help your child get to his/her class. In each of our children’s classes, trained staff are present who have been background checked and are CPR-certified.
Classes are also available for children ages 5-12. They will stay with their parents in the service until the beginning of the sermon, upon which they are dismissed and led by their teachers to their classrooms.
After the service, all children can be picked up in the Children’s Center. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff or greeters for help or direction.
How Should I Dress?
While we strive for a reverent attitude, casual dress is appropriate.
Parking may be found along most downtown streets. There is additional parking in public lots on South Millward (a little south from the post office), and on Deloney and Jackson St (behind New York Sub Shop).