Who We Are
Cornerstone Gospel Church opened in 2002 as New Destiny Christian Church, and has been steadily growing since. In 2007 we changed the name to Cornerstone Gospel Church as we think it is important that people are easily able to identify what type of church we are.
We are a non-denominational church that meets around the Lord’s Supper and the Word of God each Sunday.
In this age there are many church-goers who are struggling. Some years ago the Lord began stirring Lionel as to how people could be involved in a local church, grow as Christians, and not get burnt-out from a heavy church program. The answer: Preach the gospel – uncompromisingly.
The main reason church-goers are struggling is because many of them are simply not saved. Take a close look at the parable of the soils, as taught by our Saviour
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. (Mat 13:5-6)
Those who “sprung up” had received the seed (the Word), looked like the real thing, and grew, until … the sun was up. Later, Jesus explains that the sun is a picture of trials and testing that comes the way of the believer. The truth is that God allows, and sends, trials to test the faith of believers. See what happened in the text! …they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
They were scorched by the intensity of the sun (what a great description of how trials can be: full of heat and very intense!), and they withered because they had no root! A true believer is going to set their roots deep down into the Lord and His Word. And this is going to save them in times of trial! The only way to counter this growing trend of false converts in the church is by preaching the gospel: Repentance from sin by placing one’s faith in the Saviour – Jesus Christ. Without a return to the saving power of the Old Gospel of the Bible, churches will continue to create false converts, and may have to consider installing a revolving door as 96%+ of “converts” are sure to be false believers.
For this reason, at Cornerstone there is a strong focus upon:
- Biblical Preaching
- Biblical Teaching
We endeavour to keep the worship Christ-centred, simple, and Biblical. Each service is accompanied by the Lord’s Supper. Worshipping our saviour through remembering His sufferings is not only Bible-centred, but also allows for individuals in the church to participate in times of teaching and leading. Cornerstone is constantly endeavouring to get the seed of God’s Word into the hearts of the lost. We believe that this is not only a commission for every generation of Christians, but that we are to set about to do so as Jesus would have done. The basic principles behind evangelism are summarised in the phrase, Law to the proud; Grace to the humble. For further information regarding how we evangelise, please contact us, or visit Way of the Master.