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.
Informed and Led by Truth
Although I knew Jesus at a young age and understood his work on the cross, much of my life was lived out of the desire to gain the approval and acceptance of others around me for my hope and identity. I was plagued with fear of failure and exhausted by trying to present the perfect picture of “Molly” I thought others expected from me. This led to insecurity and lies that drove me to maintain an outward appearance that didn’t match who I really was.
Thankfully, God faithfully used Salt Company and mentors in my life to open my eyes to the freedom found by placing my identity solely in Christ. I no longer had to hide my sin, but learned the joy in authentically confessing it, and found freedom in knowing I wasn’t loved or valued for what people saw me doing, but because I was now found in Christ.
I serve as a CST Resident within the context of The Salt Company on the worship arts team. Together we plan and execute the vision of worship for our Thursday night services. I also get to play a role in training and equipping some of the current worship team members, as well as developing a system to add new musicians every year.
CST provides me with a theological foundation and deepens the well out of which I get to lead. As we grow in our knowledge of who God is and all He has done, our natural response is worship. I get to see a beautiful picture of what it looks like to have our worship be informed and led by truth from the Word.
I am excited to see how we develop and put in place the processes to take our current students and equip them to be future leaders out at Salt Network church plants, or wherever God takes them. There is an incredibly unique opportunity to shape our students to not just love leading worship because it’s at Salt Company, but because they love God and the Church.