TO RAISE UP NEXT-GENERATION LEADERS
Raising up next-generation leaders is a significant part of Cornerstone’s vision. The Cornerstone School of Theology is one of the primary ways that we equip these future church leaders to carry the gospel. As a resident, CST students get to not only receive theological education, but to engage in ministry, first-hand. These profiles show how the gospel has transformed their lives and how they’re bringing that hope to the next generation.
Hopelessly Broken, Completely Loved
I grew up in a household that believed in God, knowing a lot about Him but still not really understanding my need for His grace on a daily basis. Before I knew Jesus, I was enslaved to other people’s approval, to the point that I would hide sin to be seen as the good girl that had it all together. It wasn’t until high school that I really began to understand how Christ’s forgiveness freed me from shame and allowed me to be hopelessly broken, yet completely loved.
Now that I am in Christ, I can walk in the freedom of knowing that I won’t ever be perfect, BUT He was perfect for me. I no longer feel pressure to perform for the approval or acceptance of others, but understand that nothing else compares to the underserved favor and love God has given to us through Jesus.
Even within my first class, CST has taught me to be a student of God’s Word while giving me tools to teach others to apply the truth to their own lives. The more I learn about God through CST, the more I find myself in awe of who He is. It is truly a joy to be equipped and practice what we learned within the ministry we are serving.
I am a resident with The Salt Company. My role involves student-leader discipleship within our ministry and overseeing several student connection groups. I am also involved in reaching out to newcomers at Salt, helping them get connected with a community. One of the best parts of my job is getting to know our student leaders and see the gospel impact them, along with those around them.
I see God drawing my heart to be involved in a church plant on a college campus someday. I want to live open-handedly, wherever that may be. But all I know is He is worth moving anywhere for.