Adult Life Groups
In responding to a question posed by Jesus, Peter said in John 6:68b, "Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life." As Cornerstone is strongly committed to the Word of God, we believe that studying it together in smaller contexts helps us greatly in our spiritual journeys. To this end, Cornerstone offers Life Groups, aimed at studying the Word of Life to help our daily lives. Our current groups include:
Meeting in the Family Center
Led by Dan Reese, Darry Faust, Dave Edmonds, and Rick Myers
Studying "The Gospel Project" published by Lifeway
Sunday Mornings at 9:00am
Men's Work Breakfasts
At Cornerstone Church, we seek to honor both men and women equally, while acknowledging the God-given distinctiveness of each gender. We have learned that men get to know other men while engaging in activity "side-by-side" rather than engaging in conversation "face-to-face." Thus, we offer an opportunity for men - A Work Breakfast - to get to know each other and to support the upkeep of our facility every other month.
One of the most important parts of the culture of Cornerstone is our support of missions around the world. In fact, in the last few years our church has moved from very negligible missions support to now giving approximately 10% of our income.
We currently support the following missions entities:
New Hill Church - Our church currently supports this church-plant in Medina, Ohio through prayer, volunteer manpower, and monthly financial gifts. As Pastor Michael Meadows, along with his wife, Aubrey, lead this congregation, we strive to do whatever is necessary to support them.
Akron Pregnancy Services - Our church additionally supports Akron Pregnancy Services in downtown Akron, OH. We see to help them be a resource that helps Akron area women and men searching for information on and resources for unplanned pregnancies with a Gospel witness.
The Summit Baptist Association - This an association of churches in the greater Akron, Ohio area that strategically supports church planting in the local region under the leadership of Co-Summit Association Directors, Martin Jones and Dr. Robert Beike. Our pastor currently serves on the leadership team of this association.
The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio - This group is also an association of more than 700 churches throughout the State of Ohio who "work together promoting all endeavors they deem necessary to carry out Christ’s Great Commission." The major goal of this group is to strengthen churches to start churches in Ohio, seeking at least 1,000,000 believers in 2,020 congregations in Ohio by the end of 2020.
The North American Missions Board - The North American Missions Board (NAMB) is a missions enterprise of more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. According to their webpage, this group "exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting." Their major aim is entitled Send America.
The International Missions Board - Like NAMB, the International Missions Board (IMB) is also supported by some 40,000 churches and 16 million members. Their goal is to "make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20," recognizing that some 1.7 billion people have little or no access to the Gospel.