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Cornerstone Equipping

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

June 2 & 9

Membership 101

Crash Course: Marriage Tune-Up

July 14

Crash Course: Parenting Through the Stages of Development

101 Class

Foundational classes for all ages introducing you to Christian beliefs and practices. Four weeks on Sunday mornings.

Crash Course

Free, workshop-style classes providing a deep dive on a theological subject for Christian life, practice, and discipline. Monthly on Sundays at 6p.

Equip Weekend

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

Course Archive

Recorded sessions from Equip Weekends & Crash Courses.

Equip Podcast

Designed to provide insight, resources and biblical wisdom. Hosted by Mark Vance.

Suggested Reads

Cornerstone Staff’s favorite & most helpful books.

101 Classes

For nearly 30 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, vision, and 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!

Teachers: Staff & Elders  •   Cost: Free

Fall 101 Term:

Check back soon for Fall 101 class offerings and registration!

Seasonal 101 Terms:

Each fall and spring, a variety of 101 classes will be offered, divided between two, 4-week terms. Within each term, our hope is for you to pick one class to attend as classes will be offered simultaneously. And don’t worry: Classes are offered on a rotating basis throughout the terms each year!

Spring Term 2

April 7 – April 28

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Bible 101

If the Bible is the most important book for Christians, it’s worth our while to understand why the Bible matters, how we got the Bible, and how we read and interact with it. This class will cover what Christians believe about the Bible and its message, and practical tools to read and study the Bible for yourself. You’ll walk away excited and confident to study God’s word and savor its truths and promises.

Teachers: Alanna Sellinger and Conell Christiansen

Cost: $10 / person

Marriage 101

A class designed for any married, engaged, or seriously dating couple. This 101 class addresses common challenges, foundational principles, and practical wisdom from a biblical perspective. This 101 class combines includes large group teaching and small group table discussion with mentor couples and other participants in a similar stage and season of marriage.

Teachers: Steve and Paula Jones with mentor couples

Cost: $10 / couple

Spring Term 1

February 4 – February 25

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Gospel 101

A 101 class designed to deepen your understanding and articulation of the Gospel, what it means for the believer (and the non-believer), and how to confidently engage in gospel conversations with others. Note: If you’re a Salt Company student desiring to serve as a Salt Company Student Leader next school year, this class is the prerequisite!

Teachers: Alanna Sellinger and Perry Kallio

Cost: $10 / person

Parenting Kids 101

Parenting Kids has a new look, and is here to help you tackle the rewarding, yet challenging, call to parent the next generation. Building off of gospel-centered principles, we’ll explore practical ways to parent your kids through the areas of discipline and behavior, materialism and gratitude, social media and technology, and gender and sexuality. Please note: This class will be 3 weeks, starting on Sunday, February 11 and ending Sunday, February 25.

Teachers: Steve and Paula Jones with guest panelists

Cost: $10 / family

Free, workshop-style classes providing a deep dive on a theological subject for Bible, Community, Mission rhythms of the Christian life. Monthly on Sunday nights at 6p.

Marriage Tune-Up

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

This crash course will give you practical tools and biblical insights for you and your spouse to assess your marriage, enhance communication and intimacy, and prioritize one another amidst the busyness of life. Taught by Joel Jorgenson, therapist at Cornerstone Counseling Center.

Teacher: Joel Jorgenson

Parenting Through the Stages of Development

Sunday, 6:00-9:00p
in The Box

NOTE: Free childcare will be provided – registration required. Check back soon for this!

From toddlers to teens, parenting takes all sorts of shapes through the years. This crash course will help you understand the nature of each stage of your child’s development, and how this impacts all aspects of your parenting approach for the purpose of cultivating a meaningful and lasting relationship.

Teacher: Jill Thomas

Missed a Course?

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

Equip Weekend:
Church History

Save the date for a weekend you won’t want to miss! Check back soon for more details on the weekend.

Registration Opens Soon

At this event, we will explore four major challenges facing the Western church, examining the “be true to yourself” mindset, the reduction of Christianity to a privatized faith, the moral revolution against traditional Christian values, and the emergence of non-traditional spiritualities. The conference aims to enhance our understanding of contemporary issues, enabling us to strengthen churches and advance the gospel in the future. Attendees will gain insights to connect with their communities, navigate challenges within their churches, and effectively share the gospel in today’s world.

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Friday 6:30 – 9:00p
Saturday 8:30a – 11:45a
Friday 6:30 – 9:00p
Saturday 8:30a – 11:45a

About Gavin Ortlund

Dr. Gavin Ortlund is a pastor, author, speaker, and apologist for the Christian faith. He is a husband to Esther, and a father to Isaiah, Naomi, Elijah, Miriam, and Abigail. He serves as President of Truth Unites and Theologian-in-Residence at Immanuel Nashville. Gavin has a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in historical theology, and an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is the author of eight books as well as numerous academic and popular articles. His Why God Makes Sense in a World that Doesn’t won numerous awards. Gavin is a fellow of The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics, a fellow of The Center for Baptist Renewal, a fellow of Credo, a member of St. Basil Fellowship of The Center for Pastor Theologians, and a Visiting Scholar at Reasons to Believe. He regularly speaks at churches and conferences around the country.

Gavin runs the YouTube channel Truth Unites, which seeks to promote gospel assurance through theological depth. Truth Unites has a dual purpose as both a theological resource to the church as well as an apologetics voice to our culture. In its inward-facing role, it seeks to serve the church with theological education. It especially focuses on historical retrieval and theological triage, seeking to buttress and unify evangelical theology amidst its current fragmentation. It also produces content in defense of Protestantism. In its outward-facing role, Truth Unites seeks to provide a winsome and credible voice to the culture for the existence of God and the resurrection of Christ.

Session One:
Christians Need to Be More (Not Less) Political
Christianity not only has political implications, but is itself a politic

Session Two:
Becoming Subversive Prophets
Christianity is a disruption and challenge to the political order

Session Three:
Becoming Submissive Citizens
Christians are called to submit to the state and be innocent and righteous citizens

Session Four:
How to Engage in Politics in the 21st Century
Models for public witness in a supercharged political climate to provide application for the upcoming election season 


Doors open

Session One: The Challenge of a “Be True to Yourself” Culture

Live Q&A

Session Two: The Challenge of Personalized Faith

Live Q&A

Dismiss (book sales open)

Doors open

Session Three: The Challenge of Christian Morality

Live Q&A

Break (book sales open)

Session Four: The Challenge of Pseudo-Religions

Live Q&A

Dismiss (book sales open)


I can't come for the whole weekend, can I come to some of it?

Yes! You are welcome to attend as much of the weekend as possible.

No, this is a free event and registration is not required.

Please plan to arrange for childcare on your own as it will not provided at Equip Weekend. The nature of this event is designed for students (MS, HS, college) and community members. 

Yes, you can find all Equip Weekend recordings for this event — as well as previous ones — on the Equip Course Archives podcast.

Equip Weekend will be held in the Main Auditorium at Cornerstone Church

No problem, email Cornerstone’s Equipping Ministry so we can help!

Past Equip Weekend Topics

Want to go back and listen to past Equip Weekend sessions? Stream the “Equip Course Archive” podcast on Apple or Spotify.

Our Spring 2024 Equip Weekend explored four major challenges facing the Western church, examining the “be true to yourself” mindset, the reduction of Christianity to a privatized faith, the moral revolution against traditional Christian values, and the emergence of non-traditional spiritualities. Taught by Trevin Wax.
Our Fall 2023 Equip Weekend explored the Scripture concerning how to engage in politics by going back to the Bible. While we tend to view the Bible as a “religious” document it has much more to say than we think about politics.  By looking at the Scriptures we will explore what it means to have a biblical public witness in a supercharged political climate. Taught by Dr. Patrick Schreiner.
Our Spring 2023 Equip Weekend explored the key theological truths that shape our faith as we explore the essential doctrine of Christianity and how doctrine intersects and applies to everyday life. Breakouts covered the Bible, the Trinity, Humanity & Sin, Salvation, the Church, and End Times. Taught by Cornerstone Staff.

Our Fall 2022 Equip Weekend explored answers to questions regarding God and science issues. Participants attended four sessions to learn about modern scientific evidence for God, proposed naturalistic alternatives, a scientific approach to the biblical account of creation, the Big Bang, and evolution, and what we learn about God through science. Taught by Dr. Mike Strauss.

Our Spring 2022 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 course archive library. Taught by Cornerstone Staff.

Our Fall 2021 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. Taught by Cornerstone Staff.