We understand that visiting a new church can be intimidating. We want to put your mind at ease by letting you know what to expect. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions:
What time does service start (and end)?
Worship services at Corner-Stone start at 10:30AM on Sunday mornings. We begin with a "Worship in Prayer" time that takes place in our main sanctuary. It is a time set aside for you to join other believers for individual reflection, prayer, or praise time. Our worship team plays quietly during this time, and most people choose to pray or sit and reflect to themselves. A mic is open for scripture reading. Our "Worship in Praise" time (what you could call the more traditional start to service) begins at 11:00AM followed by "Worship in Word" that is a teaching time. Our services are generally over around 12PM, but sometimes it's a little earlier and sometimes it's a little later.
Is childcare provided for my little ones? Where do I take them?
Yes, we do provide childcare on Sunday mornings! Our "Kid Zone" is located down the hallway to the left after you enter our main doors. Classrooms are broken down by age group and the ages for each classroom are listed above the doorways. Don't worry though, you don't have to figure all of this out on your own. Just ask our greeter (or any other member) for help, and they will be glad to point you in the right direction. Our childcare volunteers are in their rooms by 10:00AM to be able to serve our families that attend Sunday morning Life Group, so feel free to arrive early to get your family settled before service.
I am a mom with a new baby and I don't want to leave him or her in the nursery. Is that ok?
Yes, that is perfectly fine! We have many young families at Corner-Stone. In fact, we have a "Family Worship Room" that can be used if you have a newborn or other little one that you would like to keep with you. Babies are welcome in the sanctuary as well. We have the special room set aside for your comfort and privacy if needed. The Family Worship Room is located on the right just before you enter the sanctuary. You can see (and hear) the service, but you have privacy when needed.
How should I dress for church?
The short answer to this question is: however you like! We want you to be comfortable at Corner-Stone. To us, what you wear is just not that important (sorry to offend you fashionistas out there!) We believe that authentic worship and fellowship with other believers is much more important than the clothes we wear. You will see jeans, shorts, dress pants, dresses and skirts, t-shirts, and even flip flops. Come as you are! (Check out our Image Gallery for some photos of some of our worship services.)
That should cover the basics, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to call or email us. We look forward to seeing you soon!