At our core, we are compelled and inspired by Jesus Christ. Of all the relationships you'll develop at Cornerstone, your relationship with Him rises above the rest. Here, our chapel services offer:
- A spiritual oasis. Our chapel provides an opportunity to address the spiritual dimension of our personal lives or the corporate life of our community in an unusually direct manner.
- A worship service. We aspire to provide a service of worship which brings glory to God and to minister to our community.
- An explicitly Christ-centered occasion. Historically, Christian education has regularly featured a communal chapel service. A chapel protects our university from the too common drift away from God and toward secularization.
- A unifying event. The very act of gathering together cuts against individualism and trains us to see ourselves as a community summoned in praise of God. The gospel has more power to unite us than our individual affinities have to pull us apart.
As you grow spiritually, a diverse community of Christ followers is growing with you. At Cornerstone, we worship together, pray together, learn together and are challenged by each other to make a difference in our world for Jesus Christ.
Worship With Us
During the academic year, our community meets for corporate worship on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. We also host Evensong, a student-led worship gathering for area college students, on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.
We invite you to join us for teachings on how you can courageously live out the truths of the Gospel. In light of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, our chapel series for the fall semester focuses on the core tenets of this key event in church history. Specifically, we have grouped our chapel services and spiritual formation activities around the Solas—Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Solus Christus (through Christ alone) and Soli Deo Gloria (God's glory alone).
- Friday, Oct. 13 — Praise Chapel
- Sunday, Oct. 15 — Evensong (Galatians 2:11-21)
- Monday, Oct. 16 — Departmental Advising
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 — Adam Barr, Senior Pastor for Peace Church
- Friday, Oct. 20 — Praise Chapel
- Sunday, Oct. 22 — Evensong (Galatians 3:1-14)
- Monday, Oct. 23 — Dr. Gerald Longjohn, Vice President of Student Development
- Wednesday, Oct. 25 — Jennifer Bridgewater, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Student
- Friday, Oct. 27 — Praise Chapel
- Sunday, Oct. 29 — Evensong (Galatians 3:15-4:7)
- Monday, Oct. 30 — Dr. John Duff, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
- Wednesday, Nov. 1 — William Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture for Fuller Theological Seminary
- Friday, Nov. 3 — Matt Boswell, Worship Pastor for Providence Church
- Sunday, Nov. 5 — Evensong (Galatians 4:8-20)
- Monday, Nov. 6 — Mike Walton, Counselor for Second Story Counseling, and Laura Walton, Interim Library Director
- Wednesday, Nov. 8 — Vincent Bacote, Professor of Theology for Wheaton College
- Friday, Nov. 10 — Praise Chapel
- Sunday, Nov. 12 — Evensong (Galatians 4:21-5:15)
- Monday, Nov. 13 — Bob Priolo, Director of Campus Services
- Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Praise Chapel
- Friday, Nov. 17 — Vaneetha Rendall Risner, Author of "The Scars that Have Shaped Me"
- Sunday, Nov. 19 — Evensong (Galatians 5:16-25)
- Monday, Nov. 20 — Braelyn Ortiz and Sebastian Ramos, Cornerstone Students
- Monday, Nov. 27 — Susan Burner, Director of Campus Ministries
- Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Advent Chapel: University Chorale
- Friday, Dec. 1 — Dr. Joe Stowell, President
- Sunday, Dec. 3 — Evensong (Galatians 5:26-6:18)
- Monday, Dec. 4 — Katie Garrett, Resident Director
- Wednesday, Dec. 6 — Global Christmas Celebration
- Friday, Dec. 8 — Praise Chapel
- Sunday, Dec. 10 — Christmas Evensong
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