Who We Are
Cornerstone Students exists to connect students to Jesus for transformed lives. We do this through helping students grow in three types of relationships. We connect them to peers for Jesus centered friendships, adult leaders who provide Jesus centered wisdom and guidance and to Jesus for either the first time, or to continue to know and live like Him more. Our desire is to partner with parents to help their students to love and look more like Jesus.
Middle School Ministry
Middle School can be a confusing time in life. During these years students are searching for identity and it is our goal to help them grow their identity in Christ. We believe that through age appropriate speakers, heartfelt life group discussions, engaging worship and High-energy games—students explore their relationship with Jesus and how they can build their identity in Him. We want every student to:
- Know that Jesus will never stop loving them.
- Realize the church is a safe place to go with their questions.
- Feel that we were made to live in community with other believers.
- Live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.
The Block is a worship environment specially tailored to help Middle Schoolers. At The Block students get to engage in teaching, worship, games, and life groups. The Block meets during the school year on Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00pm. Middle School students also meet year-around on Sunday mornings at 11:00am. In the Middle School Service students hear an engaging message and have time to connect with their peers. Check out our Parent Resource Page.
Patrick is originally from Derby, Kansas. He graduated from Ozark Christian College in 2009. Patrick joined the Cornerstone Staff in November of 2016 as the Middle School and Family Pastor. He and his wife Lauren have a wonderful little girl named Lyla. On weekends you can find Patrick greeting people at Family Central or teaching Middle School students.
High School Ministry (HSM)
HSM meets Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. During our normal weekend services, high school students are encouraged to attend and serve with their families.
Here is what a typical HSM service looks like:
- Community - a time to laugh, play games, and build community.
- Worship - a time were students can worship together, be taught from the word of God, and challenged to pursue Jesus and His Kingdom.
- Life Group - a time for grade and gender specific groups designed to help students experience life together with a committed adult leader.
Want to get plugged in? Simply come to HSM on Sunday night, or email Aaron@onecornerstone.org for more information.
Check out our Parent Resource Page.
Aaron grew up in Bloomington, Illinois and graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Preaching and Church Leadership. He and his wife, Talley were married in 2016. Aaron enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, good coffee, and Virginia Tech Football. He loves seeing students come to life in Jesus and inviting them into what Jesus is doing. A favorite verse is II Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation, the old has gone the new has come!"
Our College Age ministry is designed around digging deeper into the word of God, while creating a culture where relationships can be fostered and groups do life together in community. Our College Age Group meets Sunday nights at 7:30pm at St. Louis Bread Co in Shiloh. The vision is to see Life Group multiplication where one Life Group becomes many. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org