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 Sunday Services
The Worship Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends about 12:30 p.m. Cornerstone strives to create an environment that is conducive to worship for a wide spectrum of people with various Christian backgrounds and worship experiences.  Thus we work to blend the modern and the traditional worship while still allowing creativity and flexibility in worship and acceptance of those who worship differently than we do.  We sing both modern choruses and traditional hymns.  Some people raise their hands in worship and others do not.
Communion
Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is generally served to the entire congregation on the first Sunday of each month, but is made available each Sunday for those who wish to take it. We hold an open communion table, which means that if you are a Christian, you are welcome to take Communion here.  As part of the community of believers, children are not discouraged or forbidden to partake of Communion elements; instead, we encourage the children to remember Jesus' love and what He has done for us.  We leave their participation to their parents' discretion.
Allergy-free options are generally available each week.
 Junior Church
Our Sunday School program is now called Junior Church and it takes place during the Sunday morning worship service.  It is open to kids who are in grades 1-5. The classes teach age-appropriate lessons about the Bible and Christian Discipleship.  Junior Church runs September through May.
Fellowship
We have a fellowship time every Sunday right after the Worship Service.  Refreshments are usually served and we spend time catching up on what is happening in each other's lives.  This is a time to just enjoy each other's company for a while before going home.  Of course, all are welcome.

Meet the Staff

Eli Shackelford, Pastor

elis faceEli came to us from K2 Church in Salt Lake City and became the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in November 2015.  He faithfully serves the Lord with a deep passion for all people to know they are loved and have a place to belong long before they have a personal relationship with the Lord. 

Fred Helbling, Music Minister

Fred Helbling Fred has been attending Cornerstone and serving as the music ministry leader since 1988. In his time with us he has served as a Bible Study leader, an Elder, a Youth Sunday School teacher and an adviser to us in anything regarding building maintenance. His wife, Leanne Helbling, serves on his music ministry team and is currently our Deacon of Christian Education.
 
 Becky Speulda, Church Secretary
familyBecky has been attending Cornerstone since about 1988 and has been the Church Secretary for about 8 years. Her husband, Josh Speulda, serves as an Elder; and together they have two children. In addition to the responsibilities Becky takes on as the Church Secretary, she is also the Director of our Kids Club ministry.

Our Beliefs

1. There is only One God, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 
2.The Scriptures are the inspired Word of God.
 
3. Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and may obtain salvation only by regeneration through faith in Christ.
 
4. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly human; He died on the cross to sacrifice for our sins, was resurrected and ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father Almighty.
 
5. The only means for justification and salvation is belief in and acceptance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection.
 
6.The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; to convict and regenerate people for godly living.
 
7. The true Church is composed of all persons regenerated trough saving faith in Jesus Christ; only members of the true Universal Church are eligible for membership in the local church; water baptism and the Lord's Supper (Communion) are ordinances to be observed by the church.
 
8. God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose.
 
9. The Lord Jesus Christ will personally, pre-millennially and imminently return to the earth as described in the Scriptures.
 
10. The dead will resurrect: believers to eternity in heaven and unbelievers to everlasting punishment.

Our Origin and History

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church (CEFC) was founded in 1983 under the name "Cornerstone Community Church."  From the beginning, we at Cornerstone Church wanted to build a foundation on which all Christians agree and to allow those elements of Christian theology, over which there is considerable contention, to remain much less defined.  So we strive to live by the ancient Christian Church maxim which says, "In essentials, we seek unity; in the non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, love."
 
In order to communicate the fact that Cornerstone is a Christian Church, in 1989 the name was charged to "Cornerstone Christian Church".  However as time went on, the people of Cornerstone Church felt a greater and greater need to join our resources and efforts to do the work of God with those of like minded Christians all over the world while, at the same time, remaining an autonomous (free) church.  Therefore, in April 1992 Cornerstone Christian Church affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.  At the time we took the name Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church.
 
As a denomination, The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,500 autonomous Christian Churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God.  We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission that Christ has entrusted to His Church.  The growing ministry of the EFCA currently reaches some 60 nations of the world including an additional 1,300 congregations.