Q) What does CornerStone mean?
A) CornerStone is taken from Ephesians 2:19-20:
"you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens
with God's people and members of God's household, built on
the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. "
Q) What is the Purpose of CornerStone Youth Ministry?
A) Our goal is to provide teenagers with a safe environment to
make friendships, have fun, have a real encounter with God,
and train themselves to lead an authentic, moral, and godly life
that starts with the inside attitude and leads to external
environment changes and wise life decisions.
Q) What do you believe and teach?
A) We believe that Jesus is our savior and only way to God through
his death and resurrection.
We believe that the Bible is the flawless Word of God and is
the guideline that we should live our lives by.
We believe in critical thinking and developing the ability to
understand and live out moral and wise lifestyles with God's
We teach that God is living and active and wants to have a
friendship with us, guiding us and giving us the ability to resist
sin, temptation, and live moral lives.For a more complete list,
Q) What happens on a typical night at youth group?
A) The doors open at 6:00 PM every Wednesday
6:00-6:30: Free Time
The Cafe and pop machine are available.
The Game Room is open, which includes a Wii, Xbox 360, pool table,
ping pong, foozeball, and much more.
6:30-8:00: CornerStone Youth service begins.
Every week, there is
- an interactive game (Dodgeball, for example)
- 10-20 minutes of worship with the youth band
- an interactive teaching from the Bible
8:00-8:30: More Free Time! If teens would like to leave at 8, they can. If they want to continue playing games or hang out and talk with their friends or the youth leaders, they are more than welcome to dothat until 8:30.
Q: Do I need to bring money?
A) The only thing that costs money is the Cafe (when it's open) and the pop machine; so yes, a little cash wouldn't hurt if you're hungry. The Cafe is only open from 6-6:30PM, as long as staff is available.
Q: What are the rules at youth group?
A) We only have a few rules for youth group:
1) No purple. (Watch your public displays of affection.) 2) Be nice. 3) Tell someone if you need to leave. 4) Stay where you're supposed to be. 5) Leave it better than you found it.
Q: Can I show up late or leave early?
A) The service is the most important part of your CornerStone experience. If you can, we don't want you to miss out on anything by showing up late or leaving early. That being said, we'd rather have you here late than not at all! If you need to leave early, please sign out with one of the youth leaders.
Q) When can I start attending youth group?
A) Youth Group is for Grades 6-12, so unless you are in 6th grade, just hold on. We're not going anywhere, and we're getting better every year.
Q) When can I no longer attend youth group?
A) Once again, Youth Group is for teenagers; so once your summer break is over after high school, it's probably time to move on to bigger and greater things, like CSYA, Victory Fellowship Church's young adult group that meets on Sundays.
Q) Are parents allowed?
A) If a parent wants to observe what happens once or twice, we gladly invite parents to come and see what we do. However, youth group is for teenagers and is designed to provide an environment for teenagers to learn who they really are. Teens sometimes need a little space, so we request that parents don't make a habit of hanging out at youth group. (If you'd like to get involved at the church or have a fundraising idea, feel free to contact us with your suggestions!)
Q) How can I get involved and help?
A) The first step is to get in touch with Pastor Corey. You can reach him at 620-342-3676 or send him an email.
Q) What if my questions weren't answered here?
A) If there was a question that we didn't answer, feel free to send an email to Pastor Corey or find us on Facebook or Twitter! You can also call the church office at 620-342-3676.