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Equipping

Multigenerational contexts throughout the week that are designed to provide biblical literacy, training, and practical application for wise living in the places God has us.

Crash Course:
God as Father
Jun 26

Crash Course:
Loss, Grief, & Lament
Jul 10

Marriage 101
Sep 11 – Oct 02

Designed to provide insight, resources and biblical wisdom.

Training Library
Recorded sessions from Equip Weekends & Crash Courses

Suggested Reads
Cornerstone Staff’s favorite & most helpful books

Foundational classes for all ages introducing you to Christian beliefs and practices. All 101 classes are held Sunday mornings at 10am.

Free, workshop-style classes for all ages providing a deep dive on a theological subject for Christian life, practice, and discipline. Monthly, Sunday nights from 6-8p.

Intensive seminars providing theological understanding & training on a particular subject and how it relates to Christian beliefs & practices. One weekend each semester.

101 Classes

Marriage 101

10:00 – 11:30a
in The Box

A 4-week class to prepare seriously dating, engaged, and newly married couples for marriage by addressing common challenges from a biblical perspective. This class includes:

  • Large group teaching time led by Steve Jones
  • Small group discussion time with a mentor couple
  • Preparing for Marriage workbook


Whether you go to Cornerstone, attend another church, or don’t go to church at all, you are welcome to attend. The cost is $15 per couple and covers the class as well as the workbook.

Membership 101

10:00 – 10:30a
in The Equipping Room

For 25 years, we have seen God do more than we could ever ask or imagine. As a church family, we want membership to be a way for us to covenant together and affirm a shared confession, a shared vision, and a shared commitment to one another as members of Cornerstone Church. If you are interested in joining Cornerstone as a family member, this 2-week class is your next step!

Blueprint 101

10:00 – 11:30a
in The Box

A 6-week class powered by Younique ministry tools to answer the questions of calling and purpose. As a participant, you will discover and unpack your unique story, abilities, passions, and contexts so that, when paired with a biblical theology of calling, it can help to clarify your own gospel-centered life design.

The cost is $20/person to cover class materials, and is taught by Alanna Sellinger.

Looking Ahead

Mark your calendars for these upcoming foundational classes:

Parenting 101: Teens
Oct 16 – Nov 06

Membership 101
Feb 2023

Parenting 101: Adult Children
Spring of 2023

Parenting 101: Teens

10:00 – 11:30a
in The Box

A 4-week class uncovering the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often-chaotic adolescent years (preteen through high school aged children). With wisdom, humility, and compassion, parents will learn how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers in the context of Gospel-centered parenting.

The cost is $10/family to cover class materials, and is taught by Steve Jones.

God as Father

Sunday, 6:00-8:00p
in The Box

The way we view God affects us in more ways than we might realize– in fact, it affects every area of our lives. One of the areas where our view of God can be faulty or broken is God’s fatherhood. Because of the fallen nature of our world, we carry the wounds and scars from absent, authoritarian, abusive, disinterested or accusatory earthly fathers. Imagining our heavenly Father as anything different, better and good can be nearly impossible to believe. The crash course will explore the fatherly nature of God, ways our earthly fathers can help and hinder us from believing this reality, and how we might move toward greater clarity of seeing God as the true and perfect Father.

Teacher: Nathan Barker and Kip Hamby

Loss, Grief, & Lament

Sunday, 6:00-8:00p
in The Box

All of life is a story of beginnings and endings.  As people of faith we acknowledge the conditions of a fallen world, its transitory nature, and our ultimate surrender to our claims of all we hold dear.  Losses may either be so horrendous as to overwhelm our capacity to cope, or may accumulate at a rate that erodes our capacity to cope.  In addition, some experiences of loss have far-reaching effects upon our lives and our sense about how our story “was supposed to go.” This crash course will address this reality: the reality of loss, grief, and lament. Participants will increase their self-awareness related to their own experience of loss, feel a sense of validation and empathy related to grief in self and/or others, and learn how to honor very difficult stories.

Teacher: Ed Ruppert, MA, LISW

How to Share Your Faith

Sunday, 6:00-8:00p
in The Box

What is sometimes the most terrifying, yet most rewarding experience for Christians? Sharing your faith. But the very thought of it both excites and terrifies you. You want people to come to Christ, but you also don’t want to offend, not have answers to their questions, or come across uncaring. In this crash course, we’ll talk about the invitation for all Christians, not just missionaries, to evangelize, along with practical resources and examples to share your faith thoughtfully and confidently.

Teachers: John LaRavia and Ben Riner

How to Study the Bible

Sunday, 6:00-8:00p
in The Box

Knowing how to study and understand the Bible is a challenge for many Christians. Reading the Bible can feel overwhelming or intimidating without understanding how all of its parts fit with the overarching message. This crash course will provide practical steps and helpful resources for you to read, understand, interpret, and apply the Bible.

 

Teacher: Dr. Tim Day

Doubt & Assurance of Salvation

Sunday, 6:00-8:00p
in The Box

Lack of assurance of salvation can lead to an unraveling of fear, despair, and inner turmoil for Christians who presume they are counted among those unsaved. However, if doubt and lack of assurance are a part of Christian living in a broken world, then John Calvin’s words may comfort to the doubting Christian: “We cannot imagine any certainty that is not tinged with doubt, or any assurance that is not assailed by some anxiety. . . . Believers are in perpetual conflict with their own unbelief.” Learn in this crash course about how to face doubt and have a renewed sense of confident assurance as a believer in Christ.

Teacher: Dr. Alex Tuckness

Upcoming

Mark your calendars for these upcoming crash courses:

Theology of Sexuality
Nov 06

Missed a Course?

Catch up on classes you couldn’t make (or just revisit ones you enjoyed) here:

Equip Weekend

Stay tuned for the next Equip Weekend topic. And mark your calendars for Nov 11 & 12, 2022!

Registration Prices:

$10 • Student (High School & College)
$25 • Community Participant

Blueprint

Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Answering these questions informs how your unique story, abilities, passion and context bring focus to your life’s calling. This Equip Weekend will hone in on a gospel-centered life design powered by Younique to provide a sense of clarity, courage, and calling for your distinct role in God’s redemptive mission. 

Throughout the weekend, participants will attend both main sessions and a total of four breakout sessions to provide tools and training for creating their unique life design.

In order to have the best Equip Weekend experience, participants will be required to complete pre-work (provided via email when registered). The pre-work involves three personal assessments and personal story reflection participant’s will bring with them to Equip Weekend. The time needed to complete pre-work will take approximately one hour.

My Story

Taught by Jeremy Horton

How have my heritage, high points, hard times, heroes, and the hand of God throughout my life created patterns and themes in my life? 

NOTE: This breakout session will use some of your completed pre-work.

My Abilities

Taught by Mark Duvick

What can I do best, and how might these gifts and skills be leveraged for the sake of the Gospel? 

NOTE: This breakout session will use some of your completed pre-work.

My Passion

Taught by Alanna Sellinger

What fuels me most, and how might that inform my unique contribution within the Kingdom of God? 

My Context

Taught by Steve Jones

Where have I been uniquely placed, and what is my greatest impact in this season and stage of my life? 

6:00p
Dinner (provided with registration)

6:45p
Session #1
Mark Vance

7:15p
Breakout #1

8:00p
Break

8:15p
Breakout #2

9:00a
Light Breakfast (provided with registration)

9:30a
Breakout #3

10:15a
Breakout #4

11:00a
Break

11:15a
Session #2 
Mark Vance

Equip Weekend Archive

In November our Fall Equip Weekend explored Christian theology and how it relates to mental health. Participants attended both main sessions and focused track sessions in one of the three arenas mental health can most impact a person: in technology, in community, and in vocation.

In April, the Spring Equip Weekend explored Blueprint Foundations: understanding how our unique stories, abilities, passions and contexts bring focus to a gospel-centered life design powered by Younique to provide a sense of clarity, courage, and calling for our distinct roles in God’s redemptive mission. While breakout session recordings are not available for the public, both main sessions are available in our training archives library.