Sundays at 10am
Sundays at 10am
We invite you to join us this Sunday morning as we worship God and are reminded of God's saving and transforming grace. We meet at 4525 Grand Avenue in Billings, Montana. We start at 10 and wrap up around 11:30. Every Sunday is pretty much the same at Cornerstone simply because we only worship God in ways that are prescribed in the New Testament. We hope to see you soon!
Please don't be intimidated if you have never heard of the phrase "expository preaching." Simply put, expository preaching seeks to present you, the listener, with God's original, intended meaning of a Bible passage in a way that is both relevant and practical. Here are some expository sermons for you to enjoy.
At Cornerstone, we do not want to believe or teach anything that Jesus or his apostles didn't believe or teach (i.e. doctrine). It is of utmost importance to have the right doctrine. What we believe and teach at Cornerstone has been passed down from generation to generation and is consistent with historical creeds and confessions. The elders of Cornerstone believe and teach in accordance with the London Baptist Confession of 1689 - a wonderful, historic, baptist treatise of Christian doctrine. Feel free to pick up a copy today at the church resource table.
Additionally, we have the following fundamental statement of faith to which all members must adhere.
GOD We believe in one God (Deut 6:4), eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19), three in one, co-equal, which is the Trinity (2 Cor 13:14).
JESUS CHRIST We believe that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the divine excellencies, and in these He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal (pre-existent) with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9). We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin, Mary (Is 7:14; Matt 1:23, 25; John 3:16). We believe the crucifixion and death of the Lord Jesus Christ was a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood (Rom 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Pet 2:24). We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:6) and His ascension into heaven (Acts 2:30-31) where He now serves as High Priest and Advocate for all believers (Heb 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1). We believe in the imminent return of Christ the Lord (Acts 1:9, 11; 1 Thess 4:13-18).
HOLY SPIRIT We believe the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7-9). We believe the Holy Spirit indwells each Christian (1 Cor 2:12), empowers them for service (1 Pet 4:10), and is given to each believer as a seal and pledge of their eternal inheritance (Eph 1:13-14).
SCRIPTURE We believe the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and inerrant in their original writings (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21). We believe the Scriptures are the supreme and final authority for matters of faith and practice (John 7:17; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12).
MAN We believe man was created in the image of God (Gen 1:26). We believe man fell through disobedience (Gen 3:1-24) and as a result, all men, with the exception of Jesus Christ who was both God and man, are sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration (Ps 14:1-3; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:9-18, 23; 5:10-12).
SALVATION We believe that all who trust in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation are born again and thereby become the children of God and heirs of eternal life (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; 16:31).
THE CHURCH We believe that immediately upon conversion, the Holy Spirit places each individual believer into one spiritual Body, the Church (1 Cor 12:12-13). We believe the purpose of the church is to glorify God (Eph 3:21) by building itself up in the faith (Eph 4:13-16), by instruction from the Word (2 Tim 2:2, 15; 3:16-17), by obedience to the Word (John 14:15) by fellowship (Acts 2:47; 1 John 1:3), by keeping the ordinances (Luke 22:19; Acts 2:38-42), and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world (Matt 28:19; Acts 1:8; 2:42).
JUDGMENT We believe in the bodily resurrection of unbelievers, at which time they will be judged and condemned to hell for the just retribution of their sins (Matt 25:31-46).
Cornerstone doesn't have a huge staff, but the staff it does have is exceptionally gifted and dedicated to the church.
Jeff Romans serves as our pastor-teacher. He loves helping people become faithful followers of Jesus. He is married to the best woman he has ever met, Christine. They have four awesome boys named Christopher, Shawn, Samuel, and Andrew. Before moving to Montana, Jeff ministered in Akron, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He has obtained degrees from the Moody Bible Institute (BA) and The Master's Seminary (M.Div).
Rick Haluszka serves as our pastoral intern. Rick graduated from Montana State University and is currently pursuing a master of arts degree in biblical studies from The Master's College. Rick is happily married to his wife, Julia. Rick is invaluable to the body of Cornerstone and serves in many ways including overseeing both our youth ministry and music ministry.
Bekah Worth has served as our children's ministry director since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lancaster Bible College. She majored in Bible with an emphasis in Christian education. She and her husband Steve (M.Div from Westminster) are passionate about ministry, and they are a huge overall blessing to the body life of Cornerstone.
In addition to Pastor Jeff Romans, Cornerstone has three additional elders that serve in a lay capacity: Mike Nielsen, Jerry Fawcett, and Jonathan Hartzler. These men have all been through extensive elder training over the course of 18 months and have been unanimously affirmed by the body of believers as biblically qualified elders.