The Cornerstone Baptist Church upholds the study of God’s Word and deems it the primary purpose of its existence. In Keeping up with this vision, Bible Studies are conducted every week in different locations across the city of Chennai to enable church members as well as others to have a chance to explore God’s Word collectively..
At Cornerstone Baptist Church, all children are encouraged to attend Church service along with their family. This teaches children to be a part of the service and also ensures that Sunday school teachers do not miss the worship service. Sunday school classes happen after the morning service from 10:30 am where children are split into classes based on their age. Songs, Bible stories, activities and quizzes are all part of the Sunday school curriculum. Children are encouraged to memorize scripture and learn the truth from God’s Word through the Sunday school ministry of CBC.
The couple’s fellowship of the Cornerstone Baptist Church offers a platform for families in the church to come together to share their experiences and challenges in living by Biblical standards. Studies focused on relationship between the spouses, raising godly children and living as a witnessing family enable Christian couples to fulfill God’s purpose in their marriage. Couple’s fellowship happens once a month and has enriched family life in the Church.
The men’s fellowship of Cornerstone Baptist Church meets once a month to study God’s Word together, pray for each other and to share their experiences in witnessing for Christ.
The women of Cornerstone Baptist Church study God’s Word together once every month. The Women’s fellowship enables women of all age groups to come together to share concerns and pray for one another.
Meeting over lunch one Sunday each month, the youth of Cornerstone Baptist Church engage in exploring God’s Word and prayer.
The Discipleship Training Camp of Cornerstone Baptist Church is an annual event where the church breaks off from the routines and gathers to meet at the Savior’s feet to learn to live as His disciples. The Church camp is usually three days long and happens away from the city. There are no age restrictions to attend the camp. Special sessions to cater to kids and youth are always part of the camp schedule. The upcoming camp of CBC will be in the month of December. Details to follow soon.
The Vacation Bible School ministry of CBC began in 2010 and has since then been an ongoing event in the Church calendar. Children from non-Christian background are also welcomed to the VBS. The focus of this ministry has always been to instil the fear of the Lord in children by communicating the message of the cross. The curriculum for the VBS is decided by the Church elders and children are split into five classes – beginners, primary, juniors, inters and seniors based on their age. Besides Bible classes, singing, general sessions, practical talks, missionary biographies and activities form part of the VBS programme. The children are given an opportunity to present all that they learnt to their parents in the VBS program. VBS is always conducted in the month of May when schools close for summer break and this ministry has helped CBC reach children from other churches as well.
Evangelistic day long retreats dot the Church calendar throughout the year. These retreats are always focused on spreading the Gospel and take place on national holidays. Special retreats for kids and youth, catering to their particular needs are also conducted once each year. Apart from this, Cornerstone Baptist Church organizes a special evangelist evening each year on 25th December to communicate/present the real reason of Christmas to non-Christians. Songs, choreographies, games and life application talks are some of the means through which the Gospel is shared in the retreats conducted by CBC.