Cornerstone Youth Ministry (CYM) exists to invite 6th-12th grade students to Come to Christ, Connect in meaningful relationships, find opportunities to Serve, cultivate spiritual Growth, and become equipped to Go make disciples. In short, CYM exists to facilitate the Cornerstone Pathway in a student-specific way. For this reason, our programming is all about meeting students where they are and helping them in their journey with God.

CYM is in partnership with the parents of our students. We believe parents are meant to take the primary role in discipling their students. We seek to come alongside parents as they actively guide their teens to live out their faith and to make Jesus-centered life decisions. We provide parents with encouragement, direction, and resources to help them as they disciple their students.


What Should I Expect?

This is THE event for Jr. High and High School Students. Every Sunday night students just like you gather for worship, a relevant message, small group sessions, a meal and time to hang out. We’d love it if you joined us.

Why Should I Come?

Worshiping God with a community of believers is so important for spiritual growth. Surge gives you that opportunity to encounter God in worship and to experience true community.

Sundays 5:00pm @ Cornerstone
Wednesday Nights

What Should I Expect?

On Wednesday nights, students just like you gather to eat, have fun together, share life, and study Scripture. There are multiple locations to make it even easier to find one to join!


Carterville – High School
11544 Kevin Lane, Carterville, IL 62918

Goreville – Junior High / High School
875 Webb Town Road Tunnel Hill IL 62972

Marion – High School
1015 Kimberly Court Marion, IL 62959

Marion – Junior High
Cornerstone Church
2705 Walton Way, Marion, IL 62959

Contact Susan at for details.


Mondays – 6:45am @ The Vault


Thursdays – 7:00am-8:00am @ Busby Chapel in Goreville

What Should I Expect?

At Prayer Breakfast, students and CYM leadership gather to share life over a meal and pray for each other and what God is doing in their communities. After the meal, we talk about concerns God is laying on our hearts. Each person then picks a prayer request and we pray together!

Why Should I Come?

If we want to seek God first in everything, then starting the week…really each day…in prayer is imperative. Prayer Breakfast is a great place to practice and develop those habits of prayer. It’s also a lot of fun and there’s some pretty great food too!