Cornerstone is a Christian Homeschool Community in Joliet, IL dedicated to assisting families in nurturing their children by providing excellent instruction from a biblical worldview. Our group seeks to do this by offering quality academic and enrichment classes taught by teachers who openly express faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and using curriculum that teaches traditional values, Christian character, and biblical principles.
Cornerstone is also a support group providing and sharing prayer, support, ideas, encouragement, and friendship to strengthen our homeschooling families by and through faith in our Lord and Savior.
We meet on Monday mornings from 8:30-1:00 at Messiah Lutheran Church at 40 Houbolt Rd in Joliet, IL. Families can choose to participate in anywhere from 1 to 4 hours of class options throughout the morning. (You do NOT have to sign up for all 4 hours.) Various other activities and outings are hosted throughout the year. Because we are a cooperative, all parents play a part in making our mornings run smoothly. Cornerstone is not a drop-off Cooperative, parents must be present at all times if your child(ren) are in Preschool through 6th grade.
To glorify God in the training of our children, providing them with
the skills to think critically, clearly and Biblically.
To develop our children with strong Godly character, sound mind and body, so they may share with others the love of God, while learning to serve our Lord and Savior, the Chief Cornerstone.
Statement of Purpose
1. To serve God as we serve and encourage each other.
2. To provide social involvement through activites.
3. To provide educational opportunities as a group.
4. To share educational successes and failures with each other.
5. To teach our children responsibility, respect, and cooperation.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, the surpreme and final authority for all faith and life.
We believe that there is one God, eternally exsistent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deeity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His assension and His imminent bodily return in power and glory.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone can be saved.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary death on the cross paid the penalty for man's sin.
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ and that individual doctrinal differences which may exist should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.