Here’s what the words Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church mean.
Cornerstone: The Apostle Peter wrote, “I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame” (1 Peter 2:6). Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone of our faith (see also Ephesians 2:20). The truth that Jesus is the one who provides the only way to God is the rock around which the church is built.
Free: This refers to our belief that each local church should have the right to govern its own affairs, free from state or denominational control. At Cornerstone, we also use this word to emphasize that salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned but only received through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Church: While this may seem like the simplest term in our name, it is often the most misunderstood. A church is not a building. It is a gathering of people committed to Christ. It is a family of people seeking to grow in their relationship with God and one another. It is a body of people gifted by God to serve one another in ministry, led by Jesus Christ and guided by the pastor and elders.