Cornerstone Anglican Church stands in the long line of Christian faith and tradition reaching back to the very earliest days of the Church. Our faith is summarized in the words of the ancient Creeds (Nicene and Apostles’), understood in their plain and historic sense.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testament), as interpreted by the Church with the leading of the Holy Spirit, is the revealed Word of God and contains everything necessary for salvation. It is the ultimate standard of our faith and practice.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
— The Nicene Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
— The Apostles’ Creed
As we seek to fulfill this vision by God’s help, the following are some of the distinctive values by which we believe God calls our community to be marked:
Authentically Caring for People
The gospel transforms us to be family together. We desire to completely obey Jesus and orient our understanding around his purposes. We seek to serve one another, confess to one another, build others up, eat together, work together, and worship together. Fundamentally, we belong to one another.
Called to Sacrificial Service
As Jesus sacrificed himself for us, we also are living sacrifices offering ourselves–our time, homes, finances, and emotional presence–to his Church.
Cultivating Meaningful Connections with a Diversity of Churches
As we belong to the universal Church, we must be connected to churches that look, act, and speak differently than we do as we seek to reflect the Kingdom of God here and now.
Cornerstone West Loop is a congregation with the Cornerstone Central Parish, a part of the Greenhouse Movement. We are a member of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest in the Anglican Church in North America, where Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL is our cathedral church. In 2011, Pastor Nate and Sarah were sent out by Christ Community Church in Champaign, IL to plant churches in Chicago.
Originally from the North suburbs, God grabbed a hold of Nate’s heart from a young age and captivated him with a call to serve the church with his life. Nate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Illinois, where he met his wife Sarah. As well as an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College. For fun Nate loves to juggle. He began a juggling business in 2008 named Catch This! and together with his friend performed at many venues across Chicagoland including Navy Pier and Six Flags.
Joel primarily preaches, teaches, and disciples the West Loop congregation. He is passionate about the Church of Jesus Christ, which is partly what led him to Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he met his wife, Kate. Joel is originally from the great state of Minnesota but he and his wife Kate currently live in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.
Allie has been part of the Cornerstone family of churches since 2015 where she radically encountered God and God’s people. As a lover of being well organized, having well-written emails, and paying attention to the smallest of details, she’s excited to serve the church as the communications director. In her free time, Allie enjoys decorating, baking cookies, and, of course, laughing at her husband, Dan’s, terrible jokes.
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