Q1. Is Cornerstone Christian Church affiliated with any denomination?
No, CCC is an independent Christian Church (no centralized governing body). We believe that the Bible should be a Christian’s single most important source for how to conduct himself. We do not support the decrees of man. Cornerstone does, however, associate with other Christian churches in Alabama and abroad. This relationship is strengthened through such practices as Fifth Sunday Fellowship, Youth Camps, Men’s Retreat, and Women’s Retreat.
Q2. Must I be baptized into Cornerstone?
No. If you have been baptized before coming to Cornerstone, then you may participate in communion and worship. We believe that this relationship is between you and God, and being baptized into God’s family elsewhere fulfills the criteria for membership to the body at Cornerstone.
Q3. How do you become a member?
At Cornerstone, being a member is simply a commitment to be an active part of the body. The only requirements are that you profess faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and that you be baptized. We don’t require any membership classes or letters of membership, but we do ask for the opportunity to meet with you to get to know you and answer any questions you may have. While you may place membership at any church meeting, we prefer that you do it during invitation time. By joining during invitation we are able to introduce you to the congregation and let them know you are joining the church.
Q5. How often does the congregation participate in communion and how is it handled?
We observe the Lord’s supper every Sunday during each morning worship service. On special occasions, such as Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, we will also partake of the bread and the cup. Our communion is simply a tray of communion crackers, symbolizing the Lord’s broken body, and a tray of cups of grapejuice, symbolizing the Lord’s shed blood. Our long-standing belief is that participation in the communion is between the individual and God – we neither invite nor keep anyone away. For those that miss communion due to an illness or handicap, an Elder will arrange to bring communion to those individuals so that everyone who desires may participate.
Q6. What is the worship style?
We have a mostly contemporary service blended with traditional hymns. We believe that musical instruments are simply tools we can use to help praise and glorify God. We have a band and a praise team who lead the congregation in worship. Sample Worship Service