Do you have a “comfort zone?” defines “comfort zone” as “the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity.” For many church-goers, their comfort zone includes walking through the church doors, sitting through the Worship Service, and then going home. Boom…done. Yes, church is a time for you to get “poured into” while feeling loved, comfortable and at ease. But there comes a time when we must start doing some of the “pouring” ourselves. We need to stop just going to church and start being the church.

One great way to begin this process at Cornerstone is by serving. You might look around and think, “but it looks like everything is covered; they don’t need my help.” That can’t be further from the truth, and that’s not what God wants from us. Do you know that it takes at least 100 volunteers at Hamilton Road and 50 volunteers at the Lee-Scott site to make things happen on a Sunday morning? And that’s if we just want to fly by the seat of our pants.

There are so many serving opportunities to choose from. Here are just a few:

    • Guest Services – parking cars, checking in children, greeting, café, information desk, ushering
    • Cornerstone Kids – rocking babies, teaching kids the word of God, drama, music
    • Production – Sunday morning sound booth
    • During the week – answering phones during church office hours
    • Youth and College – leading small groups, helping with events
    • Foster Care Ministry

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10

Yes, God has given you a gift. You just may not know what that gift is yet. The great thing about serving at Cornerstone is that there are no strings attached and also room for trial and error. If you think you might be interested in serving in an area, try it out! If you find that it just isn’t a fit for you, try another area. We want you where God wants you.

So what are you waiting for? There are no excuses! No regrets! Get out of your comfort zone and jump in! Here’s how to get connected:

  • Go to the “serve” page on our website.
  • Visit the “Next Step” tables in the Worship Area on Sunday morning. There is one table just for serving.
  • Email Julia Farrow, Volunteer Coordinator, at
  • Pick an area to serve in, contact that leader, and get started!

You will meet new people while pouring into others. You will get to go to awesome events like our Volunteer Spring Fling on Saturday, March 16. Where you were just part of the crowd, you will now have connections. “Church” is not a spectator sport. Get out of your comfort zone and come alongside Cornerstone as we continue Leading People to Know and Serve Jesus.

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