WHO WE ARE
Our church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. We are a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. We believe that we can best function as a church by focusing on three main things - glorifying God by worshipping Him in everything we do, building relationships with one another in Christian community, and connecting people with the person and work of Jesus Christ by serving those around us.
WHERE WE CAME FROM
Cornerstone Community Church began in 1998, when several families decided to form a church and began to look for a building. The group began worshipping with the First Presbyterian Church in Chowchilla. Soon after, the two congregations joined together and formed Cornerstone Community Church and became a member of the Classis of Central California of the Reformed Church of America. Reverend Ed Fikse led the congregation as Interim Pastor until the summer of 1999, when Reverend Michael J. Scott began his ministry as Senior Pastor. At that time, 68 families or approximately 223 individuals called Cornerstone Community Church their church home.
Many have said that when they walk into a Sunday morning service, they felt a sense of belonging or hospitality that differed from what they had experienced in the past. As a result, the congregation and ministries of Cornerstone began to grow and draw in people from the community and surrounding areas. It wasn’t long before the church had outgrown the facility and began to build a new facility to house the expanding congregation. The new sanctuary is designed to hold 550 people. The first worship service in the new facility was held on June 18, 2006. With the new building, came many more ministry opportunities, including a preschool ministry in February, 2009, and a flourishing youth program. The congregation recently voted to expand the facility and parking lot by adding an education wing to accommodate more people and ministry programs. On an average, Cornerstone Community Church now ministers to over 600 individuals.
We as a church, are proud and humbled by what God is doing within us and are looking forward to see what God has in store for us as a church community in the years to come!
WHERE WE'RE HEADED
Our vision will be evidenced by the people of Cornerstone Community Church doing the following:
WORSHIP - Attending Sunday morning services regularly
GROUPS - Participating in the life of a community group
SERVICE - Serving in some aspect of ministry or mission
OUTREACH - Connecting with unchurched, unsaved people in our community, and directly contributing to at least one person coming to Christ
GIVING - Financially committing to the ministry and mission of the church