A Place for Everyone to Get Involved
No matter your age or walk of life, we freely welcome you to join us. We all have a story and there are lots of people to connect with and places for you to plug in. Our desire is to grow in our Christian journey together and make a difference in our world.
Who We Are
Cornerstone Church began in October of 1981 in the large living room of the home at 721 Oak Street in Spooner. As the church grew, services moved to the Spooner Research Station and Trinity Lutheran Church before landing at the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store where renovations began and it became our church home.
The heart of the vision for Cornerstone was a strong commitment to teaching the Word and personal discipleship, a vital appreciation for the need of strong marriages and family life, and a clear embrace of the Lord's heart for unity among his people.
We were welcomed to the community with an article titled "Why Another Church in Spooner?" We believe we have an important place in our community being a scripturally-sound organic church yet connected structurally with other like-minded churches.
What to Expect
We are ordinary people who live in the north woods of Wisconsin with a relaxed style. Come as you are as we have no pretenses and we're not flashy-we're family! Whether you come to church in jeans and flannel or a dress, the important thing is that you're present! Our style of worship music is usually contemporary and we've got an awesome 12-piece worship team who lead us deeper into the presence of God. After worship & announcements we have a short, friendly interlude then the pastor has to "break it up" to get us back to our seats to worship in the Word for his message. We are proud to say the sermons are scripturally rich and culturally relevant so you can apply it to your life today. People tend to hang around to fellowship afterwards because we really are family and we love to be together!
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2 Tim. 3:16 (ESV) tells us that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” By this, we believe the Bible is the Word of God. It is without error, written under the inspiration of God’s Spirit, and is the final authority in all we believe and do. See also Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32, 10:35, 20:31; Acts 20:32; 2 Pet 1:20-21
GOD: THE TRINITY
We believe, as the Bible says, that God exists in three equally divine and sinless persons (Father, Son and Spirit) who execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and salvation.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and hell all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Gen 1:1,26; Matt 28:19; John 1:1-3, 4:24; Rom 1:19-20; Eph 4:5-6
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten (engendered) Son, born of a virgin. We believe that He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and that His teachings are true. He died in our place, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where He now represents us before the Father, from where He will one day visibly return to earth. Matt 1:18-25; Matt 20:28; Luke 1:26-28; John 1:1, 20:28, 20:30-31; Acts 1:11; Rom 5:6-8, 6:9-10, 8:46, 9:5; 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 1:4; Heb 7:25; 1 Pet 2:21-23
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict mankind concerning sin, right living, and judgment. We believe that He draws us to Christ, gives us new life, sanctifies us (sets us apart), and empowers us. God’s Spirit lives in all who believe in Christ, and He continually helps, teaches and guides us. His present work includes the distribution and operation of gifts to fortify the Body of Christ. John 14:16-17, 26, 15:26-27, 16:9-14; Rom 8:9; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19, 12:4-11, 28-29; Gal 5:22-26
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that
these two distinct, complementary genders reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of
one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of
inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or
mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.
We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Psalm 139).
THE NEW BIRTH OF THE BELIEVER
We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are under condemnation because they are sinners by choice. Those who repent and turn from sin to follow Jesus Christ as Savior are “born again” spiritually, delivered from condemnation and receive new and eternal life. Gen 1:26, 2:17, 3:1-24, 5:2; Ps 51:7; Prov 28:13; Eccl 2:11; Jer 17:9; John 1:13, 3:14,16, 5:24, 5:30, 7:13, 8:12,10:26; Rom 3:19, 5:12, 8:1, 9:22; 2 Thes 1:9; Jam 1:14; 2 Cor 5:17; 1 John 1:9; Rev 19:3, 20, 20:10, 14-15, 21:18
The church is both universal (world-wide) and local, and is a living spiritual body of which Jesus is the head and all believers are members. The local church consists of a group of believers in Jesus Christ who have each been baptized on a credible profession of faith, and are committed to worship, work, and fellowship together. God has entrusted the members of the local church with the primary task of offering the good news of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, both in word and deed. Acts 1:8, 2:42; Eph 2:19-22, 5:19-21; Heb 10:23-25
THE CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE
We believe that all Christians should repent of all known sin, for God hates sin, walk in holiness—dead to his or her former way of life and alive to Christ, and live for the glory of God, according to the truths of Scripture. The believer should honor Christ as Lord of all, including every aspect of his or her life. We should honor God with our time, talents, and possessions and strive to be conformed to the image of Christ, both individually and as a church.
Depending on one’s age and marital status, Scripture places different demands on the believer. Children should honor and obey their parents. Parents should raise their children in the fear and instruction of the Lord. Those who are single should walk in holiness, abstaining from sexual relations until marriage. Those who would marry should marry a believer. The married should walk in holiness, striving to love and honor their spouse and to obey the commands of Scripture pertaining to husbands and wives. We believe marriage is ordained by God and is a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church. We believe marriage is between a man and a woman and is a life-long commitment—God hates divorce. We believe that all sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage are sin and are wholly incompatible with Christian teaching. Gen 2:18-25; Lev 18:22, 20:13; John 14:15, 23-24; Rom 1:26-28, 12:1-3; 1 Cor 6:9-11, 10:31-33; 2 Cor 9:6-9, Eph 5:1-6:4; Heb 12:1-2, 13:4; 1 John 2:3-6
THE ORDINANCES OF BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe the local church is enjoined to practice the ordinances of baptism (Matt 28:19) and the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:19-20). Baptism signifies repentance and the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38, 22:16), identifies the believer with Christ (Rom 6:3-8), and publicly initiates one into the Church (1 Cor 12:13). We believe baptism should normally be conducted by immersion (Mark 1:9) as a public profession of one’s faith in Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s Supper is an occasion for reflection and celebration of Christ’s life and loving sacrifice (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26). Participation in the Lord’s Supper involves thanksgiving (1 Cor 10:16) and sober self-examination, with the confession of sins (1 Cor 11:20-22, 27-29). Doing so is intended to emphasize the importance of Jesus’ death for us on a regular basis, “until He comes” (1 Cor 11:26). Though Christ is not physically or supernaturally a part of the bread and wine, as some would teach, He is spiritually present in the celebration.
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will visibly return to earth, in person, to establish His Kingdom. At that time our bodies will be resurrected, all will be judged, the righteous will enjoy eternal happiness and the wicked will suffer endlessly. Matt 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil 3:20; 1 Thes 4:15; 2 Tim 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 4:5,15; 2 Thes 1:7-10; Rev 20:4-6, 11-15
We aim to be a people equipped to know, love and serve God, through:
A lifestyle of Worship - We want to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ. This means knowing, enjoying and pleasing God in all we do. We believe this can only happen by the Holy Spirit and as we become people of prayer and the Scriptures.
Building Stable, Christ-Centered Families
We want to lovingly strengthen families: husbands and wives, parents, single mothers and fathers, children, young adults.
Showing Christ's Love Outwardly
We want to be outward looking. We want to become "risk-takers" who extend God's love, blessing and hospitality to others.
To One Another: By loving words and deeds, we want to nurture in each other and demonstrate toward one another a Christ-like love.
To Our Community: By loving words and deeds, we desire to show Christ, share His good news and extend His love to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our friends and neighbors...the people of Spooner, our neighbor communities and Northwest Wisconsin.
To Our World: We want to grow as World Christians who increasingly seek to understand and take our place in God's global work.
Table Fellowship is a group of churches and missionaries on a journey together. Table Fellowship is committed to following the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Table Fellowship believes in the inerrancy of God’s word and in the life-giving power of his Holy Spirit. Table Fellowship strives to be biblically healthy and works with pastors and independent churches who desire oversight and pastoral care for their leaders.
Have a Question?
No question is a wrong one! Whether you have a question about our church or about your faith, or about the Lord we want to provide scripturally sound answers—so ask away!