Fueled by the gospel, Cornerstone strives to be a gathered family that is outward-facing; building up the next generation of the church – these values are what motivate the continual development of active ministries within the church, the community, and abroad.
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Cornerstone Kids is a place for young children, ranging from birth to 5th grade, to gather in a safe, gospel-centered environment to learn about Jesus, form relationships, and develop positive routines in the church.
Cornerstone Youth is a place for middle and high school students to gather together to grow in their relationship with Jesus through teaching, worship, and connecting with other students and leaders through small groups. 6th-8th graders meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30p-8:00p. 9th-12th graders meet on Wednesday nights from 8:00p-9:30p.
Through the ministry of The Salt Company, roughly 1,300 students gather every Thursday during the school year to hear Biblical teaching and worship God together.
International Friendship Connection (IFC) aims to help welcome, serve, and support international students and families in Ames through family groups, events, and english conversation partners. The goal is to make Ames feel like a “home away from home” for many who are so far away from their own families, and hope to help others experience love, hope, and meaning in their lives.
BIBLE. COMMUNITY. MISSION.
All people are created to live in community. Connection groups grow together through study of the Bible, community with one another, and engaging in the mission of the church through personal evangelism.
Join those who are recovering from hurtful circumstances and addictive behaviors at Celebrate Recovery. This group meets every Monday at 6:30p at Cornerstone Church. Registration is not required!
Encore is a ministry for those at or approaching retirement. Cornerstone is a multi-generational church and we know that it takes the full participation of the body of Christ for our church to be healthy. We hope that the retirement or empty-nester years are some of the most fruitful of your life!
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need – how can God’s love reside in him? Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action. I John 3:16-18
A 90-day transitional housing program to reduce homelessness in our community. Ways you can get involved:
Ames Community Schools identifies 150-200 homeless youth each year. A third of students in Ames receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch. One in five children in Ames are considered undernourished. 1,500 local students are considered at-risk.
Cornerstone can serve at local schools by
Small group Bible studies at the Story County Jail
Two hosted homes in Ames provide a gospel-centered, loving, positive environment where men and women can thrive and live a life of purpose
Connection group leaders can refer members to the Cornerstone Local Missions team for:
The Cornerstone Counseling Center exists to foster a culture of care in the Ames community and beyond by providing Christ-centered, clinically-informed counseling, consultation, and training.
Cornerstone Global exists to send healthy members & resources to plant and strengthen churches in strategic partnerships around the world.
We believe there is value in having our worldview shaped by being exposed to people of other cultures and the needs of the world. Cornerstone offers numerous cultural exposure trips for our members to be a blessing to our overseas partners and to learn from the faith of our dear brothers and sisters overseas.
We have an opportunity as a church to help overseas workers sent from Cornerstone stay and thrive overseas by adopting them into our connection groups. Praying for and caring for our overseas workers helps encourage them in their task of bringing the gospel to the nations.
International Friendship Connection (IFC) aims to help welcome, serve, and support international students and families in Ames through family groups, events, and english conversation partners. We want to make Ames feel like a “home away from home” for many who are so far away from their own families, and hope to help others experience love, hope, and meaning in their lives.
To make this possible, we are always looking for more families at Cornerstone to be a part of welcoming international students into their home.
Stay updated about overseas workers, global partners, and the church abroad.
In Luke 10:2 Jesus tells us that one of the greatest ways that we can participate in the expansion of the Gospel to the ends of the earth is to pray. Get signed up to pray for Cornerstone overseas workers and to pray for the unreached people groups of the world.