From beginning to end, God’s aim is to glorify Himself through a people He is calling out from all tribes of the world and all neighborhoods of Seattle through the gospel. He calls this community of people the church.
Downtown Cornerstone desires for people to connect, share life, and form communities that are deeply rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. These are communities of diverse imperfect people that are committed to living out the implications of the gospel in every sphere of life. These are communities of radical grace, sacrificial service, and joy. These are communities that eat together, pray together, laugh together, and study the Bible together (i.e. share life). These are communities that build up the church by encouraging people to faith in Jesus Christ and build up the city through deeds of justice and mercy. These are communities where you can be who God created you to be, yourself. It’s our hope and prayer that everyone who calls Downtown Cornerstone home will find such community.
God has forever existed in perfect loving relationship within the Trinitarian Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). This means that Ultimate Reality is a community of Persons who know and love one another. In other words, radical, other-centered, loving community is central to reality. We are created for this type of community, with God and others, because we are created in His image. Yet, our every day experience of this is distorted by sin. Jesus Christ came to restore, renew and redeem all of our relationships, starting with God. We can experience community as it was intended now, in part, by centering our lives on Him.
Downtown Cornerstone aims to cultivate a culture marked by the following:
Jesus. We study the Bible, pray for one another, and talk about Jesus.
Gospel. We believe in and work out the implications of the gospel in all of life.
City. We look to bless those outside our communities and participate in the life of our city.
Church. We’re a diverse group brought together by the gospel for relationship, life and worship.
Mission. We love people and are sent into the city to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Renewal. We volunteer our time, extend compassion and work for justice for the poor and marginalized.
Multiplying. We seek to multiply Jesus-followers, communities and churches throughout the city – and world.
To begin connecting with our church body, we recommend joining our Foundations Class, a 5-week class on Sundays at 9am that walks through what we believe (doctrine), why its important to belong (membership), who we are (vision, mission, and values), why we are here (context), and how we function (leadership, ministries, partners, and finances). By the end, you’ll have clear next steps for how to grow and get further connected with a Cornerstone Community. You can jump into the class at any time, simply sign up here. Email us at Connect@downtowncornerstone.org with any questions.