Communion

Communion, also called the Lord's Supper, is a biblically commanded memorial instituted to remind the church of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. The bread and cup are symbols of His body and blood given for our salvation. It is an opportunity for personal examination and reflection as we remember the death of our Savior, Jesus Christ until His return. At Cornerstone, we believe that communion is a biblical mandate from Christ to His church and is only to be observed by those who have received salvation through His blood sacrifice. In the following example of the New Testament church, communion is offered at each of our weekly gatherings. (Luke 22:14-23; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Baptism

We believe that the Bible provides a consistent pattern of how a person comes to salvation. That includes baptism by immersion with belief, repentances, faith, and confession. We emphasize the importance of baptism because of this pattern in the New Testament. As a church, we are called to be true to God's Word. Therefore we ask that anyone who would join our church membership should be baptized by immersion. We also believe salvation is a transaction between God and a sinner who repents. There is no third-party human involved in the transaction, and no third-party human is placed in the role of judging whether the sinner and the Savior have completed the essentials of their transaction. Therefore we do not assume that a person who has not been baptized by immersion is categorically a lost soul in need of salvation. (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-4, 10:9)