Youth Ministries

Not Ashamed

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." - Romans 1:16

Our youth gather at Cornerstone Biblical Counseling Training Center (CBCTC) on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm to fellowship and study God’s Word. They are currently working through the book of John. You can listen to the weekly messages on our Sermons page. The first Wednesday of each month is Parent Night, when parents are encouraged to join their youth!

Each year, our youth serve the body to raise funds for a summer camping retreat at Dinkey Creek.

Latest Youth Message

Listen to our latest youth message by clicking the "Listen" on the graphic! For more youth messages, check out the series below.
Photo of youth talking at night around a table with lanterns.
 youth boy and girls smiling in a group.
Photo of youth playing together in a circle holding raised hands.

Philosophy of Youth Ministry

Today’s youth are destined to have an impact on the advance of Christ’s kingdom in the future. We believe in the life-changing message of the gospel. Our youth ministry motto is, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...” - Romans 1:16.

Our ministry goal is to shape maturing teens into young adults who love and worship Jesus Christ, by providing contexts for them to experience, apply, and proclaim the glorious gospel.

Associate Pastor Matt Russell leads our Youth Ministry leadership team. Rather than parents abdicating their role to a ministry leader, parents are encouraged to be heavily involved in all youth activities and to be the primary means of grace in their children’s lives. To facilitate the training of the youth, parents are encouraged and equipped to effectively disciple their teens, with the help of the church community.

The format/structure of the youth ministry consists of weekly meetings, regular recreational activities, and several service days throughout the year. The weekly meetings provide an opportunity for the youth to pray, worship the Lord, serve others, fellowship, and most importantly, study God’s Word. Our youth are currently working through the book of 1 John.

It is also used as a platform for teaching about biblical expectations for young adults and teen/parent relationships. The recreational and service activities provide additional opportunities for fellowship and relational development.

We have seen God’s faithfulness in revealing Himself to many of the youth, as they have recognized their need for the Savior. The fruit has been abundant as we’ve seen many of the youth assume their place as vital members of the church community, serving alongside the adults. The youth are seeing Cornerstone Community Church as their own church, not simply one they attend with their parents.

Matt Russell

Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Hi! I'm Matt Russell, and I have the privilege of serving the youth at our church. For more about me, click here. If you have any questions, please contact me with the button below.