Pastor Cindy Cabral
Rev. Cindy Cabral is a mother, grandmother, great -grandmother, sister, friend and soldier for Christ. She re-dedicated her life to Christ in 1988 and has never looked back. Although I tried to live my life my way, God had other plans and I re-dictated my life to Him. There was an overwhelming debt of love I wanted to try and give back to Him. The only I could serve Him at that time was to work in ministry. I became New Cornerstone’s office Administrator and Clerk (the Pastor at the time was also a lawyer and radio station owner).
Not satisfied with just working in this capacity, she joined the choir and became the teen group leader. My teens were my babies and I felt a love and a dedication to their becoming whatever God ordained them to be; and was thankful that He allowed me the opportunity to pour into the young lives at New Cornerstone and I am so proud of the men and women they are today. The Lord opened many doors for me in Corporate America, but I never lost my drive and desire to give back and to serve others.
Pastor had me teaching Christian Education Class and the Holy Spirit quickly showed me that I needed to go deeper in the knowledge of the Word of God if I were to teach and to go deeper into the relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In order to give God and the people I served my best I went back to school. After four years of study I graduated Bethel Bible Institute in 2015. There are opportunities everywhere we go to pour out what the Lord is constantly pouring in; whether ministering to someone one-on-one, at church or at a homeless shelter; we must continue to serve.
My desire is to help start ministries that will minister to women and youth through Lively Stones Christian Center. God was equipping me through ministry to become Pastor of Lively Stones Christian Center. I find there is nothing that happens in our life that the Lord will not use. Each ministry (Youth Leader, Choir Member, Pastor’s Aide, Church Clerk, Van Driver, Deaconess, Minister, Reverend and now Pastor) was preparing me and is still preparing me for the journey that’s up ahead.
Yes, I still have much to learn and much to give. In the many highs and lows of my life, the Lord has always given me strength through His word. I still stand on Philippians 4:11-13 and Psalms 118:24. I pray that the road ahead continues to find me content no matter the circumstance because He is my strength. In Him I worship, in Him I praise, in Him I rejoice as it is in Him that I receive new mercy, new hope and another chance to get it right.
Our Core Values
We believe loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.
This includes the concepts of love-driven ministry, ministry accomplished in teams, and relationship building (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10:1; John 13:34–35).
We believe life-change happens best in community.
This includes the concepts of discipleship, vulnerability, and accountability (Luke 6:12–13; Acts 2:44–47).
We believe excellence honors God and inspires people.
This includes the concepts of evaluation, critical review, intensity, and excellence (Colossians 3:17; Malachi 1:6–14; Proverbs 27:17).
We believe lost people matter to God, and therefore, they matter to the church.
This includes the concepts of relational evangelism and evangelism as a process (Luke 5:30–32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14).
We believe the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
This includes the concept of sensitively relating to our culture through our facility, printed materials, and use of the arts (1 Corinthians 9:19–23).
We believe churches should be led by men and women with God-given leadership gifts.
This includes the concepts of empowerment, servant leadership, strategic focus, and intentionality (Nehemiah 1–2; Romans 12:8; Acts 6:2–5).
Question & Answer
What is the point of going to church?
Church reconnects us to our shared beliefs. It reinforces the higher philosophy and purpose behind marriage and family and it allows us a safe space to connect with God and our spouse together. Couples who attend church together are making time to reiterate the important foundations of their marriage.
What are the benefits of going to church?
ONE of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance — at least, religiosity — boosts the immune system and decreases blood pressure. It may add as much as two to three years to your life.
What are the five purposes of the church?
Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But he believes that in order for a church to be healthy it must built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus.
Why do we go to church on Sunday?
In the Latin Church, Sunday is kept in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus and celebrated with the Eucharist (Catholic Catechism 2177). It is also the day of leisure. The Lord’s Day is considered both the first day and the ‘eighth day’ of the week, symbolizing both first creation and new creation (2174).