Adult GROWth

We are a community where Jesus Christ is experienced in his presence and power, where lives are transformed by the gospel through God’s word and mutual ministry. 


The gospel, as revealed in God’s Word, is the center of who we are and all that we do. It is the truth that through faith in Jesus Christ alone, all of our guilt, shame and unrighteousness is removed and replaced with all of Jesus’ beauty and righteousness. 


Growth in the Christian life occurs the same way that it began:  through an ever deepening belief in the gospel. 





"cornerstone u"

"Cornerstone University" is designed to enable Christians and skeptics alike to think carefully about faith. We believe a key ingredient in deepening our faith is the opportunity to question and learn. From classes, to forums, to weekend seminars & retreats, each course offering within Cornerstone U is structured around the belief that the gospel has the power to transform our lives, our relationships, our church, and our community. 


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  • Sunday Morning Classes
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Seminars

community groups

Community groups are the primary place where you are known and cared for at Cornerstone. It is within these small communities that men and women can build personal relationships and practice applying the gospel to their lives. Each group expects to experience Jesus Christ in its midst, enabling participants to be transformed through mutual ministry and to experience life in the family of God.


Composed of six to twelve people, groups meet in homes throughout the city. All groups are led by trained leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support from our pastoral staff. Groups generally meet two to four times a month during the fall and spring semester for Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. Many groups also participate in service projects or fun social events in place of a regular meeting.


These groups provide sanctuary from the pressures and anxieties of life and facilitate the formation of new friendships. Community groups are places where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ in every sphere of life. As God made us for community, we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. Our hope is that everyone who attends our church regularly will be involved in a community group.


Interested in joining a community group?  Contact Pastor Ryan Johnson  >>


Journey Groups

Journey Groups are life-on-life discipleship groups that meet weekly for a year. 


Their purpose is to transfer spiritual life from one person to another in the context of small groups of people such that people grow as disciples from unbelief to belief, from belief to maturity, and from maturity to ministry multiplication. 


Journey Groups begin each September and continue through May.


Interested in joining a community group? Contact Pastor Ryan Johnson >>

"Lighthouse" 

- Young Adults

Let's be honest.  Southern Maryland is not a hotbed of activity for young adults.


Lighthouse is a beacon of hope for the young and socially starved in our community.


Lighthouse is a gathering of young adults who want to grow through active engagement in relationships with each other and an exploration of the world around us.


Weekly gatherings are every Tuesday at 7pm at Cornerstone, with monthly outings planned... plus plenty of spontaneous activities that happen as friends enjoy each other.


If you are out of college and/or in your 20's-30's, and looking for a place to hang out, develop friendships, and grow, this is the place for you.


Interested in joining the fun? Contact Elizabeth  >>

college ministry

Something for all college students that attend Cornerstone...


Currently, Sunday mornings at 9am in the church office "house" - sometimes even breakfast!  


Also, actively supporting and participating in the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters on both St. Mary's College and the College of Southern Maryland.  


Interested? Contact Pastor Ryan Johnson >>

Women's Ministry

Women share some unique challenges and joys.  

We create opportunities for women to get together and build relationships, so that when those challenges and joys come, there are good friends to share them with.   

  • Women's Bible Study, Wednesdays at 9:30am  (September thru May) 
  • MOPS Group, Thursdays at 9:30am   (September thru May) 
  • Annual Retreat in the spring

Interested? Contact Linda >>

mops

MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers”, a program led by moms, for all moms of young children, birth through preschool. This is a group that is welcoming to every mom, at every stage of her spiritual and life journey. These women all have the shared desire to be the best mothers they can be. 


MOPS meets at 9:30-11:30am on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. 


What to expect:

  • An opportunity for real conversation, support and encouragement…you are not alone on this journey of motherhood!
  • Each meeting we will have time for fellowship with a warm welcome and refreshments. What’s a meeting without food and coffee?
  • We will have a topic to discuss through a live speaker or a video provided by MOPS International.
  • We will get creative with fun, easy, artsy crafts and activities.
  • On-site childcare for your little ones ages birth through preschool. A MOPS Kids preschool curriculum will be provided for the age appropriate children. 



To learn more about participating and/or serving in MOPS, contact our MOPS Coordinator, Marie Aitkins >>