Life Groups

At Cornerstone, we believe scripture teaches community was never meant to be optional. Community is essential to our Christian faith. It contributes to our spiritual growth just like Sunday worship, bible reading, prayer, and the sacraments.


Authentic Community happens when the good news of the Gospel frees us to be vulnerable and receive encouragement from our brothers and sisters.


Each week, Life Groups will discuss the previous sermon, digging deeper into the truths & looking at life application. 

There is also much time spent making sure each member is cared for.  

If you are seeking the friendships that we all seek, join a Life Group!


Interested?  Questions?  Contact Pastor Dae >>

what is a Life Group?



Cornerstone Life Groups are a place where we can share each other's burdens  (Gal 6:2), encourage (Rom 1:11-12), love (2 Thess 1:3), pray for (James 5:13-16), suffer together (1 Cor 12:26), and rejoice with one another (Rom 12:15).


So, whether you are new to the area or a long time resident; are a new Christian or have been a Christian for a while, Life Groups help you experience Jesus' love for you. 



CLICK HERE to find a Life Group near YOU.

Meet the team!

Do life with real people, and receive Christ centered care, connection and community!

  • Clay & Lindsey Piersall

    Thursdays 8:00 Pm

    california

    Clay and Lindsey Originally hail from Texas. Their main job is playing tickle monster with their three young kids. They love baseball and movie nights. Clay is a Marine, Lindsey is a sign language interpreter working part-time. Their daughter Annie became a Piersall 3 years ago through adoption. The orphan, widow, and those with special needs are part of their life and heart.

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  • Fred & JEn Neubert

    thursdays 8:00 pm

    california

    Join the Neuberts to focus on praying, studying sermons scriptures, and growing genuine friendships. Children of all ages are welcome! Fred and Jen Neubert grew up in the Midwest. Their family includes three elementary school kids and a puppy. They love family, snow, beach days! 

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  • Bruce & Linda Griffin

    wednesdays 7:00 pm

    Leonardtown

    Join Bruce and Linda as they focus on Christ-centered living, missions, relationship building, family, fun, and discipleship. Children are welcome! Bruce and Linda married in 1974 and have five adult children and 16 grandchildren. They are active on the Missions Committee at Cornerstone and their passion lies in missions and discipleship. (Once they sold al they had to share the Gospel in Korea!) The Griffins look forward to doing life with you!

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  • Mark & Christy Thomas

    Thursdays 6:00 pm

    Mark and Christy have been married for over 13 years. Mark is a Navy engineer and Christy has her hands full as a stay-at-home mom with four daughter, ages 4-12. This group hopes to be an encouragement through food, fellowship and prayer as it reflects on the week's sermon. 

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  • Wil & Bobbie ridley

    Thursdays 6:30 pm

    california

    Join Wil and Bobbie Ridley for great food and hospitality every other Thursday from 6:30-8 PM. One week they group will share a meal together and the other refreshments and a social time with a game or activity. Although no child care is provided, you are welcome to bring your children. They look forward to sharing a great time with you this year!

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  • Chris & Christy Lardner

    thursdays 6:30 pm

    california

    Join the Lardner's group to receive deep love and consistent care! Kids of all ages are welcome. Chris recently retired from the Air Force. They enjoy hiking, skiing, reading, flying and have a Lego Master Builder among them. Above ll, Chris and Christy love Christ. 

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  • Carl & pam fahrner

    wednesdays 7 pm

    great mills

    Join Carl and Pam Fahrner on Wednesdays at 7 PM for fun, fellowship and a closer look at the week's sermon. The Fahrners love people, take God's call to disciple to heart, and are amazing mentors. Carl has served as a Cornerstone Elder for many years with Pam faithfully by his side. And they look forward to getting to know you better!

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  • rich & barb buckingham

    wednesdays 7:00 pm

    tall timbers

    After 48 years of marriage, we have three grown sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, and are grandparents 15 times over. We moved for 20 years with the military before settling down in MD. We love spending time with friends and family, sailing, cooking (Barb) and eating (Rich), reading, and beaching. 

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  • gerry & karen murphy

    wednesdays 7 pm

    cornerstone church, room 202

    Join Gerry an Karen as they study and apply God's word. Gerry is a huge Ohio State football fan-he doesn't just watch them play, he played for them! They have been in SoMD since 2989, happily married for 31 years, and with Cornerstone through thick and thin. They love watching Washington Nationals baseball and are waiting for the glorious day the team brings home a championship (again!). 

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  • josh & risa filbey

    thursdays 6:30 pm

    california

    Join the Filbey's group as they focus on the week's sermon topic as a guide for discussion, fellowship, and Christ-centered living. Children of all ages are welcome. An age-appropriate movie is provided in the basement to enjoy. Josh and Risa have been members of Cornerstone for 11 years. Josh recently retired as a Navy test pilot and Risa is a stay-at-home mom, homseschooling their three children agest 13, 11 and 9. 

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