About Cornerstone Chapel

Cornerstone Chapel is a Reformed Baptist Church that exists by the grace and for the glory of God alone. We proclaim the Christian gospel message of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone.

A Brief Description of Cornerstone Chapel

Cornerstone Chapel

We are a Reformed Baptist Church that exists by the grace and for the glory of God alone. We proclaim the Christian gospel message of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We acknowledge Jesus Christ's lordship over His church and all His creation, and we seek to be faithful representation of His body in the Bristol community.

We gather weekly to glorify the Triune God, exalting Him through worship, encouraging one another through fellowship, and equipping ourselves by Biblically based instruction. We depart from these gatherings to go into our homes and workplaces with a desire and intention to demonstrate and proclaim the power of the gospel of grace to our families, friends and acquaintances.

As are all Baptist congregations, we are an independent, self-governing church, having no denominational hierarchy. We regard the Scriptures of the Holy Bible as the sole authority for faith and practice for the individual as well as for the church.

As a Reformed church, we embrace the Biblically based teachings of Protestant Christianity, teachings rediscovered in her period of Church history called The Reformation, and teachings that have been expressed through the creeds and confessions of Church history. Although we regard only the Scriptures as uniquely inspired by God without error, we have formally adopted the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as a summary expression of Scriptures' teaching and to serve as a guide for our teaching and preaching ministry.

Embracing the regulative principle of worship, that Scripture must be our guide by pattern or command for acceptable worship, our service is purposely simple and serious, consisting of Scripture reading, prayer, singing, preaching, and a monthly observance of communion. Our goal is to be Scripturally based, God-focused, Christ-centered, Spirit-guided and grace-oriented.

We are governed by a Board of Elders, men recognized as meeting the required Biblical qualifications for this office and gifted for the work of spiritual oversight of this congregation. We also recognize the office of deacons, a position that is filled based upon the church's needs and the availability of Biblically qualified men.

Seeing the task of local and worldwide missions as our privilege and responsibility, we support several mission and missionary works. We also seek to be informed and active supporters of the "persecuted church," those who suffer for the cause of Christ, around the world.