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.

Membership 101
Oct 03 & 10

Marriage 101
Oct 24–Nov 14

Midweek Equipping
Sep 08–Oct 28

Equip Weekend:
Mental Health
Nov 12–13

Our Equip podcast is designed to provide insight, resources and biblical wisdom.

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

In-depth classes designed for all ages to provide deeper study on a particular theological subject or book of the Bible. All midweek equipping classes are held Wednesday nights (6:30-8pm) and Thursday mornings (8:45-10:15am).

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

Membership 101

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!

Marriage 101

Marriage 101 prepares 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.

Women’s Precept Study

Thursdays, 8:45–10:15a
Sep 09 to Oct 28

Registration closed.

Christ in the Old Testament

Wednesdays, 6:30–8p
Sep 08 to Oct 27

Thursdays, 8:45–10:15a
Sep 09 to Oct 28

Men’s Book Study

Thursdays, 6–7:30a
Sep 09 through Dec

No registration needed. Meet in The Box @ Cornerstone

Lessons from 1 Peter

Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? Listen to what Peter says to believers enduring tribulations.

Week 01
Adam & the True Man

Week 02
Noah & the True Salvation

Week 03
Abraham, Isaac & the True Seed

Week 04
Moses & the True Mediator

Week 05
Deborah & the True Judge

Week 06
David & the True King

Week 07
Jonah & the True Prophet

Week 08
Hosea & the True Husband

Equip Weekend: Mental Health

Registration Prices:

$10 • Equip Weekend Student (High School & College)
$25 • Equip Weekend General Registration
FREE • First Aid Training 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.

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.

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.

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.”

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Main Session

Track Session 1

Coffee & Bagels

Track Session 2

Track Session 3

Main Session

First Aid Training for Mental Health

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.

Track Session 1
(Dinner included)

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Track Session 2

Session Dismissed