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.
Everywhere you go in our world people are divided, separated, and segmented into group, divided by age, gender, life stage, socio-economic status, race, and ethnicity. The Church of Jesus Christ is called to be something radically different. We are called to gather together united in our trust in Jesus Christ, but diverse in everything else. Cornerstone is no different. We are a church that is multiethnic, multigenerational, multi-life-stage, and from varieties of socio-economic statuses, because what unites us as a church is Christ.
This conference will explore the beauty and the difficulty of living in a diverse church community, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ touches down and unites us.
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Taught by Brian Colmery
This main session will provide a biblical foundation for how a church can be diverse and unified according to God's design.
The Difficulties of Living in a Diverse Church
In this panel we will hear from Cornerstone Church members about the variety of their experiences in the church, and some of the ways that differences can cause difficulties in a local church context.
In this session we will hear from Cornerstone Church members about the ways that the gospel of Jesus Christ can unify us in the midst of our diversity.
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