Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is a church that is dedicated to worshiping and serving Jesus Christ and to sharing His love for every person in Kona and across the world. Discover what God is doing in and through Cornerstone. Mahalo for visiting! Find us on FaceBook www.facebook.com/cornerstonekona
Core aspects of our faith focus on the Scriptures, Jesus, His work on the cross, and how God has brought us together as a local body of believers. Any time a group of Christians join together, you can expect differences in belief and practice. It is also vital that every local body of believers has a set of core beliefs that guide its conduct and convictions, both individually and corporately. Therefore, our guiding principle of fellowship is, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love." We are one in Christ,” Paul said in Galatians 3:28
The Word of God is God's perfect love letter for the church, bringing the church into a deeper understanding of His love and ways. All 66 books of the Bible are the inspired, inerrant Word of God. It is the final authority for Christian faith and living.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son, fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died and was buried as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. He rose from the dead and returned to heaven. God exists eternally in three equal though distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He has revealed Himself as perfect in love and the Creator of all.
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
1 John 5:7
There is no sin or act that is so grievous that God, by His grace and love, is not able to forgive and bring the person into relationship with Himself.
1 Corinthians 6:9-12
People who have been radically changed by the grace and forgiveness of God, and who now live in a love relationship with Him and each other are what is called the Body of Christ, the church. Hebrews 10:24-25; John 13:34-35; Acts 4:23-24
The local church is to disciple (grow each person to maturity) and equip (prepare and train) its members for the ministries to which God has called all church members to serve. Colossians 1:28-29; Ephesians 4:11-12; John 21:15-19
We believe the two ordinances of the Church are baptism by immersion by the authority of the local church, and the Lord's Supper. Matthew 3:13-17; 22:26-30; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12
While we are not in any way controlled by our affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention, we wholeheartedly agree with the most recent doctrinal position adopted by the Convention as outlined in the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
Our beliefs drive our purpose, the "why" of our existence. Our mission answers the "what" of our church. The essentials of our mission are tied up in our short motto, "serving, seeking, sharing".
The mission of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is captured in our short motto…serving, seeking, sharing. In fact, each of these three key words has three aspects: God directed, church oriented, and community focused.
Serving God is the ultimate reason that we exist, both as individuals and as a local body of believers. Our service is based on our love for God. We love Him because He loved us enough to freely sacrifice His Son Jesus on the cross to forgive us of our sins. Our service to God is less about specific actions and more about our attitude. We see God as the foundation and motivation for our lives, and we will invest our entire time on this planet learning how to surrender our will to His.
We can't love God and not love our fellow believers. And in the same way, our service to each other is an extension of our service to God. Serving in the church means using the gifts and talents given to us by God to support one another and to help each other grow in our Christian faith.
Scripture makes it clear that believers are to look out for each other, but Jesus' model of service to all is the template for our lives. In the Bible we have the greatest instruction manual the world has ever seen, and we can use this to transform our communities and the world. We can be used of God as individuals and through the local church to work with local, national, and international agencies to improve people's lives.
The true follower of Christ is a lifelong seeker. We seek for God's wisdom and direction every day through reading and studying His Word, the Bible. We seek for His will through effective, daily prayer, which is best directed through an ever growing understanding of God's Word. As we come to more fully grasp God's wisdom, His direction, and His will, we become more aligned with His plan for us individually and for this world.
Seeking, as it pertains to the church, has to do with helping each member of the church become all that the Lord intends for their lives. Scripture tells every believer to consider other believers in order to stir each other to good works (Hebrews 10:24). This requires us to move past superficial relationships in the church and work to foster genuine, trusting, and accountable bonds. As new people enter our fellowship, it's not up to them to try to fit in. Instead, we will engage them and make them feel at home.
When it comes to the community, or the world for that matter, we must be in line with Jesus' mission, which was to seek and save the lost. We refer to this as evangelism, telling others the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Evangelism is more than just a program run by the church. It should be a lifestyle for every believer. Each of us has been given a unique mission field, in the form of our work, school, neighborhood, and friendships, and God expects us to be active in seeking those who don't yet have a relationship with Jesus.
God made everything, so you may wonder, what could we possibly share with God? In a word, everything. To be very accurate, God in fact shares his goodness with us. It really all belongs to Him anyway. But instead of forcing us to give Him what's due Him, God graciously waits for us to figure it out. The two big areas God wants us to share are our time and our money. We really can't serve Him, our church, or our community if we're stingy with either.
The Christian life is meant to be shared with other believers. We do serve together, and we should be seeking to build strong relationships with each other. But we also must be willing to share our lives. This takes us past having dinner together or helping out in church activities. It means helping to carry each others' burdens, whether they're physical, emotional, financial, or especially spiritual. And it means hanging in there with a fellow believer when everyone is ready to abandon them.
To be followers of Jesus is to care for the needs of others in the same way that He did. True Christian faith is reaching out to others and helping them to overcome whatever challenges they may be facing. The church that desires to fulfill the role of service Jesus requires must move out beyond its front door. We want to help impact the lives of our neighbors by sharing with them from all that the Lord has given us.
We serve our God, our church, and our world. We seek to know God, to engage our fellow believers, and to reach the island and the world with the truth of the gospel message. We fellowship with our Lord through giving Him our lives, we share both the victories and burdens of our church members, and we give freely of our resources to those in need.
God has blessed us with dedicated and gifted leaders. Each of these men and woman are responsible for guiding the church in completing its mission.More content coming soon...
Here you will find information to help you when you're planning to visit the church, during your week as you grow in your faith, and as you serve the Lord here in Hawaii or anywhere in the world.
Visiting a new church can be pretty stressful. We've provided you with some FAQs that should set you at ease and make your time with us more enjoyable.
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is located at: 74-4972 Kealakaa Street just three blocks north of Kealakehe Elementary School.
Our primary Sunday morning service, which we call our Celebration Service starts at 10:30 AM. You can find other service times here.
You might imagine that a church in Hawaii that worships in an open pavilion would love for you to be comfortable. Shorts and slippers (sandals, flip-flops) are just fine because we're more interested in getting to know you, not your clothes.
Sure. Why wouldn't we?
Our music has an upbeat, contemporary feel. Our musicians have varied backgrounds that bring a different flavor from week to week. On any given Sunday you might hear music that is contemporary, soulful, traditional, or even jazz.
We don't want to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. No one is singled out.
We have a safe and entertaining environment for our nursery aged kids. As well, we have Keiki Church. Keiki Church is a small group environment for elementary-aged children (K-5th grade) where they learn how to study the Bible and build quality friendships. The children meet with leaders who engage them in meaningful discussions and activities. We invite them to join us for a time of worship at the beginning of our service and then dismiss them for Keiki Church.
Singing praises lasts for fifteen to twenty minutes. Typically the sermons last about 30-35 minutes. We're not trying to teach you everything in one sitting. Instead, our hope is you'll take something home each week that will help you live a better life. We finish up with the offering and a few announcements. Usually we're done by about 11:30 or so.
No. In fact, we encourage our first time guests not to give. The offering is for our regular attenders who support the work of the church. If you end up hanging around, you'll want to do that too. But don't feel like you need to kick in a ten or twenty to please us.
Absolutely. We consider our Sunday morning service to be a celebration, and if you celebrate best by lifting your hands or clapping, then do it! By the same token, if you aren't into hand raising and clapping, don't feel any pressure. Do what works for you.
We hope you will! In fact, we have a full on lunch every Sunday after the morning Celebration Service. You're invited to stay, eat your fill, and talk story with us.
These past sermons are available for review, to pass on to others, and to enrich your life spiritually.
This is a series of devotaries (devotional commentaries) recorded by Pastor Bruce in 2012 to assist you in completing the New Testament.
Entitled "Working It Out", this is a weekly blog discussing some aspect of Scripture, the Christian faith, or our connection with today's culture.
We've gathered links to a number of different websites which we believe wll be beneficial to you as you grow in Christ.
This website provides a wealth of powerful tools for your personal or church Bible study. Read the Bible in any number of translations, drill down to find commentaries, language helps, and many other useful features.
As the name implies, you'll find all sorts of information at CARM to assist you in defending the faith. The site also has an extensive library of articles on other beliefs.
An excellent source for Bibles, commentaries, study books, Christian fiction, and supplies of all kinds.Coming soon, link to curated amazon book selection
Materials for personal and church growth, from music to Sunday School curricula.
Daily devotional readings from RBC Ministries.
A daily "devotary" (devotional commentary) from Cornerstone's own Pastor Bruce.
Their vision: To educate, encourage, and equip people to understand the sacredness of human life, the soundness of sexual purity, and the value of the family.
We'd love to hear from you! Whether you have a comment, know of a need in the community, would like more information, or just want to say "aloha", feel free to send us an email. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the form below to direct your email to the appropriate church leader.
If you need to send us something via the U.S. Postal Service, our mailing address is:
P. O. Box 4870
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745