We exist to build a great city through the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. We do this by cultivating communities of Spirit-led followers of Jesus that enjoy God, redemptively engage the city, and reach the world.
We love Jesus. We love Seattle. We want Seattle – from the avenues to the alley ways – to love Jesus. This mutual love triggered a small group of people to begin praying about planting a new Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, Gospel-centered church in the heart of downtown Seattle. In the spring of 2010 this vision began to materialize. We gathered a launch community. We developed our vision, mission and values. We prayed, served and shared the gospel. Many moved downtown. God went before us in supernatural ways. Our communities multiplied. People met Jesus. Then, on April 3rd 2011, we marked our birth as a newly forming church in the heart of downtown Seattle. Every church is planted at some point, we just happened to be in 2011. Our prayer is that God would use DCC to sink the roots of the good news of Jesus Christ deep into the heart of this great city. We invite you to join us as this story, His story, continues to be written. “O Lord, [we] have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known…” (Hab 3:2)
Downtown Cornerstone is primarily a people, not a place. At DCC there is no religiosity, no pretension, and no empty ritual; only real people, asking real questions, worshiping the real God. We gather together on Sundays at 10:00AM to worship through song, the preached Word, and the Lord's Supper. Dress is informal. We are a diverse group of people with many different tastes and backgrounds. Whether you already follow Jesus or are seeking to know what that means, you can expect to receive a warm welcome.
Sundays @ 10:00am
AMC Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
Downtown parking is free on Sunday. Please allow time to secure street parking. We offer 3 hour validation to the Pacific Place Parking garage for families and folks with special needs. (Please try to secure street parking first.)
Children of all ages are welcome to sit in the main gathering with their parent or caretaker. Cornerstone Kids is provided for children ages one year to six years old. Also, a comfortable nursing area is available for nursing mothers. All of the volunteers are well-known, trained and have undergone a thorough background check.
Vision and Values
The mission of Downtown Cornerstone is to build a great city through the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. We do this by cultivating communities of Spirit-led followers of Jesus that enjoy God, redemptively engage the city, and reach the world.
We envision thousands of people from every corner of the city united under a new identity in Jesus and sent to love, serve and challenge the city…and the cities of the world. Out of personal gospel renewal, urban renewal will flow, as the very spiritual, social and cultural fabric of Seattle is redeemed. To achieve this, our prayerful aim is to create a movement of autonomous Gospel-centered churches in every neighborhood of the city. Through the city, we'll reach the world.
What We Value
We love Jesus. He is our God. He is truth personified. He is the Cornerstone of the church and of reality itself. All things were created by Him, for Him and through Him. He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and end. Our lives, our teaching, and our worship are all grounded in who Jesus is, what He did, and what He is doing – even today. We exist for Him.
The Gospel is God's good news to broken sinners that Jesus Christ came to live, die and rise again for the forgiveness of sin to bring redeemed sinners under God's gracious reign for the renewal of all things. This news offers to bring us home to God for life that is truly life – every day. Our lives are centered in this news. We believe the grace offered in the Gospel, imparted by the Spirit, is the most powerful change agent in the universe. The Gospel changes everything and is for everyone, both believers and not-yet-believers.
We love Seattle. We live here, work here, play here, and raise our families here. We are not in the city to stand above the city (in judgment) or to hide under the city (in fear) or to mirror the city (in surrender), but to serve and challenge the city (in love). We are here for Seattlites who dislike, hate or are skeptical of the church, as well as those who love the church. We are here to bring the Gospel to bear in the every day, serving as the faithful presence of Christ, making God look as good as He really is.
A church is a people, not a place or an institution, who have been redeemed by Jesus and sent into their context to make God look as good as He really is. From beginning to end God's aim is to glorify Himself through a people, His people, who He is calling out from all tribes, peoples and languages through the Gospel. He calls this people the Church. are an urban expression of God's people in the city.
The mission of God is to make disciples (followers). We want to see as many people as possible experience the sin-cleansing, shame-removing, life-changing, world-altering power of the Gospel. We exist to share this news and our lives with urban workers, urban dwellers and the world.
We are committed to building a great city, not just a great church, through justice, mercy, creativity, and partnership. Out of personal gospel renewal, urban renewal will flow, as the very spiritual, social and cultural fabric of Seattle is redeemed. While we believe that lasting change in an individual, family, neighborhood, city or culture cannot happen apart from the transforming work of the Gospel of grace in "word", we are simultaneously called to salt and light the city with the Gospel in "deed".
Do it all again. Everywhere.
What We Believe
God. The Trinitarian Godhead.
The story of God begins with the one living and true God. Though one, He has forever existed as a perfect, self-sufficient, self-sustaining community of three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each member is co-eternal in being and nature and co-equal in power and glory, sharing the same attributes. Within the Trinitarian Godhead there is perfect submission, eternal love, and complete worship. (Genesis 1:26; 11:7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:1-2,14,18; Romans 8; Hebrews 1:8-9; 1 Peter 1:2; Revelation 1:5-6; 22:3)
God's Son. Jesus The Christ.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the second person in the Godhead. He was born of the virgin Mary, conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit, and fulfilled all Old Testament prophesies (Luke 24:27; John 5:39-40). He did not cease to be God in His humanity in order to save sinful man (Matthew 1:21-23, Luke 1:35, John 1:1,14). He was God made flesh (John 1:1-3, 14) entering human history as a man to live without sin as a perfect example (Hebrews 4:15), die for sin as the propitiation from God’s righteous wrath (Hebrews 2:17), and resurrect over sin, death, and Satan in victory (Colossians 2:13-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is exalted at the right hand of God, where He is to this day. He is presently our High Priest and works on our behalf as a Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:27; 1 John 2:1-2). He will one day return again to receive his people unto Himself, to live with Him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
God's Spirit. Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is responsible for convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11). He is the supernatural agent in regeneration. He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ and will forever indwell and seal them (1 Corinthians 12:12-14). The Holy Spirit is present in every believer and He is at work progressively sanctifying the whole man to be able to live unto righteousness and die unto sin (Romans 8:9, Ephesians 4:23-24).
God's Revelation. The Bible.
God has revealed who He is, who we are and the trajectory of human history through written word, the Bible. The Bible, comprised of 66 books (39 Old Testament and 27 New Testament), was written by some 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents over a period of roughly 1600 years and tells one story, the story of Jesus (Luke 24:27; John 5:39-40). We believe the Bible is absolutely trustworthy (infallible) and without error (inerrant) in the original autographs. The words found on its pages are the result of divine inspiration and guidance from the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16) expressed through human personalities and styles (2 Pet. 1:21). The Scriptures serve as our final authority of faith and practice. They are not to be added to or detracted from (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:5-6; John 16:12-13, 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:18).
God's Creation. Men, Women & all things.
As an expression of divine love and glory, God chose to create the universe and all living things therein. He made everything out of nothing by the power of His word – all of which was good (Genesis 1:1-31). At the pinnacle of His creation, He fashioned humanity in His own image, male and female, and gave them dominion over all He had made (Genesis 1:26-30). He placed the first man and woman in a garden, naked and unashamed, and charged them to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth (Genesis 1:28; 2:25).
God's Judgment. The Fall.
Despite possessing every needed provision for lives of joy, love and peace with God and creation, the first man and woman sinned against God. In turn, their image was marred, or corrupted, on account of their sin. From Adam, all of humankind inherited a corrupt nature and was alienated from God. All human offspring have since experienced that same separation, being born with a depraved nature prone to reject God and embrace sin, incapable of redeeming his or her lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10-18,22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 1-3,12).
God's Work. Redemption.
Yet, from the moment of Adam’s initial sin and the plunge of all creation into curse, God promised salvation through the seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15; Romans 16:20). That seed is Jesus. We believe our redemption, planned in eternity past, was purchased by Jesus’ sinless life, substitutionary death on the cross, and literal physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5). This is the Gospel, or God’s message of good news; good news that Jesus Christ came to live, die and rise again for the forgiveness of sin to bring redeemed sinners under God’s gracious reign for the renewal of all things (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:12, 1 Peter 1:18-19). The Gospel brings us home to God for life that is truly life – every day – in relationship with our Creator. Through the Gospel, God adopts this people of faith as children, unites them as His church and pours out the Holy Spirit for supernatural empowerment to continue Christ’s work of restoring wholeness and incarnating His presence on earth (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; Titus 3:5; 1 John 4:12). We believe that this salvation is an act of God’s grace. He offers it to the world as a free gift and we receive it by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, as he regenerates our dead hearts by the Holy Spirit to rightly respond to Him.
God's People. The Church.
We believe that the Church is the one Bride of Christ. She is a spiritual organism, invisible, and universal, and is composed of all those called out of the world by God. Although not perfect, she is visible in the local church or gathering of believers. We believe the New Testament formulated and defined the continual practice of the local church (Acts 14:27; Acts 18:22; Acts 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1,3). She is responsible to carry out the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, for they were appointed by Christ as visible testimonies, signs, and seals of the covenant (Acts 2:41,42, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We believe the church, corporately and individually, is to be involved in evangelism and discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20).
God's Future. Restoration.
God’s people, the Church, are now invited to join and partake in God’s kingdom, even as they await the kingdom’s full consummation on the earth. Jesus has promised to return one day, not again as a humble peasant, but in glory to judge the nations. He will bring final justice and usher in a resurrection of all peoples, some to eternal torment, others to eternal peace (Revelation 11:18). He will establish new heavens and a new earth in which the redeemed people of God will live in perfect, sinless harmony and worship forever (2 Peter 3:13). In the end, all things will be made new (Revelation 21:5).
Pastor Adam Sinnett
Adam is a native to the Northwest. Born in Seattle, he grew up in Olympia, but returned to attend the University of Washington. While at the UW, Adam met Jesus, his wife Jen, and earned two Bachelor degrees. Adam and Jen have been married for ten years and can often be found adventuring around downtown Seattle with their three young children, Carter, Macy and Ella. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Biblical Studies through Reformed Theological Seminary. His passion is to see the Gospel take root in the city of Seattle, rebels made into disciples of Jesus, and churches planted throughout the world.
Deacon David Parker
David and his wife of eleven years, Michelle, moved to Seattle 6 years ago with a desire to see people meet Jesus and help plant churches. They have a little girl, Eliana, and together they enjoy getting out to explore the sights and tastes of Seattle and nearby mountains. He currently serves as the Executive Administrator at DCC and recently earned a certificate in Missional Leadership from the Resurgence Center. David and Michelle also host/lead a Cornerstone Community in Belltown. He is passionate about making disciples, and wants to see Jesus made much of in Seattle.
Deacon Randy Lundy
Randy was born and raised in the Northwest. He met his wife Charissa while completing his studies at The Master’s College (CA) and they have been best friends ever since. Motivated by his growing passion for music, mission, and the church, Randy joined DCC in the spring of 2011. Now Randy provides primary leadership for worship, arts and music while working full-time. Randy and Charissa are parents to Aiden, and can often be found enjoying a bold cup of coffee, hiking on the Olympic Peninsula, or simply wandering around downtown Seattle.
AMC Pacific Place 11
600 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
Downtown Cornerstone Church
1700 7th Ave
STE 116 #324
Seattle, WA 98101-1323
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