Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
“In Ephesians 4:11 Paul explains why God gives the church pastors: so that they would equip each and every family member for their own unique ministry. When this ministry grows, so does the church family—both in size and spiritual maturity.”
Over the past few weeks we have highlighted:
In this post we want to focus on the fourth pillar of Cornerstone Church: Equipping.
In Ephesians 4:11, Paul explains why God gives the church pastors: so that they would equip each and every family member for their own unique ministry. When this ministry grows, so does the church family—both in size and spiritual maturity.
The pastors at Cornerstone take their responsibility to equip very seriously. They have dedicated themselves to studying and developing various ways to equip each person. We pursue this equipping in community, in classes, in conferences, and in internships.
We want to equip you for living the Christian life and for ministering to one another.
This is why equipping is not just an “add-on” for us but is fundamental to what we do as a church. And this is why we put it smack dab in the middle of everything else going on Sundays. We couple it with Awana and Fusion so that your kids are already taken care of.
We’re also beginning a new session of Equipping Classes:
So, just as a reminder, here is our new Sunday schedule:
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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