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What kind of church is this?

Cornerstone is a contemporary interdenominational Christian congregation.

First and foremost, we are distinctly Christian, adhering to the Biblical, historic Christian faith. Our statement of faith is in agreement with the great confessions of the faith proclaimed throughout the history of Christianity.

We are also a contemporary church. We seek to communicate and apply the unchanging message of the Gospel in a way that people like us—in our time and place—can understand and appreciate. We are not novel for novelty's sake, but we do seek to express our faith in a way that is true to its meaning and fits who we are.

Interdenominational means that we appreciate the value and manifest the diversity of the Christian community, but are not aligned with any particular denominational organization. We do recognize that our congregation is a part of the larger Christian community and will associate and collaborate with others when it makes sense for accomplishing our common mission.


Who is the pastor?

Brian Foreman is Cornerstone's founding and senior pastor. Brian prepared for ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating, he served in volunteer church leadership positions while in an interim career as an information systems administrator. Brian then served as an associate pastor at a non-traditional, fast-growing new church in Boynton Beach.

In 1999, Brian and his family relocated to New Hampshire, where his wife Suellen has family, with the purpose of starting a new church congregation. After serving at another recently established church in Bedford, New Hampshire, Brian led the team that launched Cornerstone Community Church in early 2003.

Brian has a giftedness for creatively communicating the Bible so that people can understand and benefit from its positive, life-altering message. "I really believe it's a sin to bore people with the Bible," says Brian. "It's the most important and powerful message in the world, so we do everything we can to make the Bible come alive, and then get lived out."

Brian's passion is to see a biblically functioning community. "The church is primarily a family," says Brian. "All of us want a place to belong; a place where we're loved, accepted, and encouraged to become all God intends for us to be." Read more about Brian's story...


What's offered for children and teens?

For children from birth through 5th grade, our Kids' Zone Children's Ministry meets at the same time as our Sunday Worship Celebration Service. In the Kids' Zone kids learn the truths of God's Word in a fun and secure environment. Each week they experience Bible lessons that are age-appropriate, interactive and relevant to their lives.

Older students are integrated into the life of the church. They serve. They participate in Connection Groups for youth on various topics each semester. They are also eligible for Participating Membership.


When are you planning to build a church?

Our focus is first and foremost to build up people. In that sense, the church is already under construction—because the people of the congregation are really the church! We currently meet in a rented facility. However, in time we plan to have a building that will serve the needs of our church and community.


How can I become a member of the church?

At Cornerstone we welcome you wherever you are on your spiritual journey and will encourage you along one step at a time. Participating Membership at Cornerstone can be a significant next step in your spiritual journey. Participating Membership isn't just putting your name on a list. Membership recognizes your participation in the life of the church. Read more about Participating Membership...


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