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Corporate Worship: From the earliest days of the church Christians have gathered together on the morning of the first day of the week to celebrate the resurrection of their Lord. It is a special time when the body that Christ has bought through death and will one day raise together to be united with Him gathers to worship Him as one. We continue that tradition at Cornerstone when we gather together on Sunday morning to sing, to pray, and to hear the Word of the Lord through the reading of Scripture and through the preaching of the Word. Our Sunday morning assembly runs from 10:45 AM -12:15 PM. Click here if you'd like to know more about what to expect during our main service.

Sunday School: When Jesus delivers His “Great Commission” He not only tells His followers to go and make disciples by “baptizing them in the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” but by “teaching them to observe all that l have commanded you,” (Matt. 28:19-20) as well. Recognizing that discipleship includes ministering to believers at various stages of maturity and growth, we have implemented a Sunday school class that is designed to intentionally and systematically teach each of Cornerstone’s members “to observe all that [Jesus has] commanded [them].” In its current form, our Sunday school is split into two groups: young children (4-7) and adults. The children move systematically through the "Generations of Grace" curriculum while the adults are engaged in three-year discipleship program designed by the elders entitled, “Sojourners.” Sunday school meets from 9:30-10:15 AM every Sunday morning.

Home Fellowship Groups: In Ephesians 4:11-16, Paul states that one of the ways the church grows is through the ministry of every member of the body as each part takes the teaching it receives from "the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers" and then ministers it to one another in love. One of the ways that we try to encourage this process is with our home fellowship groups. Twice a month the church gathers in small groups in the homes of various members to discuss our life in Christ together and to pray for one another. For 2017-18 this discussion will center around Love or Die by Alexander Strauch. Locations and times vary according fellowship group.

Foundations: The Scripture tells us that family is one of the primary vehicles for spiritual instruction from one generation to the next. It shouldn't surprise us, therefore, that Paul urged Christians to "bring up [their children] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4). In order to help equip parents for this incredibly critical and monumental task, we have instituted our "Foundations" discussion group. During "Foundations," parents meet with other parents to consider the Scripture's teaching on parenting, as well as to encourage one another to persevere in the work of parenting. Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp will serve as the basis of our discussion for 2017-18. "Foundations" meets at the Joki home on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM.  

Women's Study: In his letter to Titus, Paul tells his protege to see to it that his church live in a manner characterized by “sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). He points out that one of the ways this is done is for older women to teach younger women “what is good” so that the word of God may not be reviled (Titus 2:3, 5). One of the ways that we try to engage in this discipleship process is with our monthly Women’s Study. The topic for 2017-18 is Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. The study meets at Mother Road Coffee on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30 AM.

Logos: Considering the critical role that church leadership plays in the growth and development of the body, every generation of leaders needs to be thinking intentionally about how they will pass the baton of leadership to the next generation of shepherds. In fact, it's with this concept in mind that as Paul nears death he even exhorts his disciple, Timothy, "[...] what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Tim. 2:2). "Logos" is a class designed to do exactly that by equipping men with the theological, pastoral, and teaching skills needed to shepherd the church. Times and locations for "Logos" vary.  

Future Events: We are a relatively new church plant, meaning that we are still designing the ministry programs that we hope to implement in the future. We hope to add other events to the life of church aimed at the edification of the body. If you have any questions about the future direction of our church or the ministries we hope to incorporate into this body, feel free to contact us at: info@cornerstoncarthage.com