The CornerChurch Tuam is a Bible-based, Evangelical Church for Shams, Saints and Others! We are Christians from different backgrounds and meet together for worship, for teaching and to help one another develop in our Christian faith. We are not a perfect Church but a "warts and all" people!
In 1994 two families came together for study of God's Word and prayer. These meetings expanded and evolved into what is now know as "The CornerChurch Tuam". Our first public meeting was held in July 1998. In 2000 the Sunday service outgrew the homes we were meeting in and we moved to a public location.
Are we a new denomination? No, we are a New Testament based local Church, with links to many others.
Our primary desire is for our neighbours, friends and families to know life, forgiveness and salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ and for the spiritual and commercial well being and vitality of our town.
Each Sunday we meet at 11 for praise, worship and thanksgiving and to share in the Lord’s Supper and afterwards we listen to a sermon. In between we enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat with each other: a vital piece of fellowship! During the week we meet for prayer and bible study; all are welcome.
The CornerChurch Tuam is an autonomous local congregation of believers (Christians), associated in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word and the Holy Spirit, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
The CornerChurch Tuam operates under the Lordship of Christ. Each member is solely responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord, while recognising the leadership of the CornerChurch. Its scriptural officers are pastors, elders and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
It is our intention to consider the needs and aspirations of other evangelical churches and missions. This means that, where possible, we will seek to co-operate rather than compete and, in the matter of members of other churches joining us, respect the responsibilities of the other churches.
In all, we commit ourselves to pray for evangelical churches in Ireland, especially those in our area.
Christ's people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of God’s people in the most effective manner. Christians cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ's Kingdom. Christian unity is a Spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ's people. Christian unity is always based on recognition of God’s Word as the only reliable source and authority on our faith and life. Cooperation is desirable between Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and His Word.