Cornerstone
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.

Marriage 101
Jan 23 – Feb 13

Crash Course
Jan 16

Membership 101
Feb 06 & 13

Gospel 101
Feb 27 – Apr 10

Designed to provide insight, resources and biblical wisdom.

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Cornerstone Staff’s favorite and most helpful books

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Recorded sessions from past Equip Weekends and Crash Courses

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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 designed for all ages to provide a deeper dive on a theological subject for Christian life, practice, and discipline. Crash courses occur monthly on Sunday nights from 6-8pm.

Intensive seminars designed to provide theological understanding and training on a particular subject and how it relates to Christian beliefs and practices. Equip Weekends occur during one weekend of the semester.

A one-year course designed for certificate or graduate-level credit to build a robust biblical theology and application for life and ministry. The Theology Program begins in June and ends in March.

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 Staff Conference 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 member, this 2-week class is for you!

Gospel 101

10:00 – 11:30a
in The Box

A 6-week class designed to deepen your understanding of the Gospel, live in response to its realities, and feel empowered to confidently share it with others.

The cost is $10/person to cover class materials. (Note: If you’re a Salt Company student desiring to serve on Salt Leadership next school year, this class is the pre-requisite!). This class is taught by Alanna Sellinger and Samuel Boman.

Looking Ahead

Mark your calendars for these upcoming foundational classes:

Parenting 101: Kids
Apr 24 – May 15

Membership 101
Jun 05 – Jun 12

Parenting 101: Teens
Jul 10 – Jul 31

Marriage 101
Sep 11 – Oct 02

Image of God:

Compassion, Mercy, Justice

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

Teacher: Dr. Matt LaPine

Biblical Finances

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

Teacher: Justin Bennett

Intro to Missions

Sunday, 6:00-8:30p
in The Box

This is a two-part course.

God desires people from all cultures and nations to hear the message of the Gospel and to be transformed by its power. This is global missions. Join us for a two-part crash course exploring the biblical basis and strategies in global missions. As you call Cornerstone your church home, learn how you can be involved in our collective vision to reach the nations.

Teachers: Mike Easton, Shannon Boman, and other guests

Life After College

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

Transitioning to post-college life presents a new stage of life with excitement and challenges. From first jobs and paychecks, to moving (or staying!) and navigating friendships, dating, marriage and singleness, there are many things to anticipate. This crash course is designed for almost-college grads to recent grads (1-3 years) to discuss how to transition into post-grad life wisely and live faithfully in this unique stage of life.

Teachers: Alanna Sellinger and other guests

Upcoming

Mark your calendars for these upcoming crash courses:

Topic TBA
May 15

Topic TBA
Jun 05

Topic TBA
Jul 24

Equip Weekend

Check back later this spring for more details on the spring Equip Weekend topic, teachers and schedule for April 8th & 9th.

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.

Check back later this spring for more details on the spring Equip Weekend topic, teachers and schedule for April 8th & 9th.

Registration Prices:

$10 • Equip Weekend Student (High School & College)
$25 • Equip Weekend General Registration

Practical Theology for Mental Health

This weekend will explore Christian theology and how it relates to mental health. Participants will attend 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.

Technology
This track will focus on developing a theological framework of technology for the Christian, and consider ways that technology is neutral, helpful, and harmful for mental health along with practical tools to aid with usage and addiction.

Community
This track will focus on developing a theological framework of community for the Christian, and consider ways that the presence of community enhances mental health while also exploring what can occur when community is broken, toxic, or absent and steps are needed for intervention.

Vocation
This track will focus on developing a theological framework of calling for the Christian, and how clarity on God’s unique design for our lives impacts personal mental health. With some practical tools, each person can begin to discover personal calling and “the sweet spot.”

5:30p
Check In

6:00p
Dinner

7:15p
Main Session

8:15p
Track Session 1

8:30a
Coffee & Bagels

9:00a
Track Session 2

10:00a
Track Session 3

11:00a
Main Session

First Aid Training for Mental Health

Due to unforseen circumstances with the Ames Police Department, this track session has been canceled. You can find a different time to complete this training here.

As part of Equip Weekend, we are partnering with the City of Ames and the Ames Police Department to offer a specialized track for in-depth training on identifying and responding to mental health emergencies.

If you regularly encounter those experiencing mental health emergencies (school teachers, social workers, first responders, etc.), this training will teach you risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns along with strategies for helping someone in crisis situations.

5:30p
Track Session 1
(Dinner included)

9:30p
Session Dismissed

8:00a
Track Session 2

12:00p
Session Dismissed