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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.

Feb 16 & 17

Equip Weekend: Four Challenges Facing the Western Church in America

Crash Course: Reconstructing a Deconstructed Faith

Crash Course: Principles for Parenting Your Teen

Crash Course: Poverty Simulation

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

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.

Reconstructing a Deconstructed Faith

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

This crash course will provide an overview of the origins of deconstruction, why people deconstruct, and ways to deconstruct that lead to a healthy reconstruction of the Christian faith rather than deconversion.

Teachers: Alanna Sellinger and Graham Spruill

Principles for Parenting Your Teen

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00p
in The Box

This crash course will provide gospel-centered principles to implement with your teens during the often chaotic and challenging years of parenting teenagers. Parents will learn how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers in this critical and formative stage of your child’s life.

Teacher: Steve Jones

Poverty Simulation

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

The Poverty Simulation crash course is an interactive experience designed to cultivate a new understanding around poverty and its contributing factors. Groups of participants will function as a family and will navigate decisions around housing, employment, transportation, health care, and more. This crash course will allow participants to gain understanding, insights and compassion for supporting poverty-impacted families in our local community.

Teachers: Luke Trouten with Urban Ventures

Therapist's Perspective on Teens & Mental Health

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00p
in The Box

As anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues increase in frequency and intensity among teens and adolescents, how can you as a parent navigate these challenges and crises with your teenagers? This crash course will provide you with resources and support, practical tools, and helpful perspectives on mental health issues from therapists actively working with children and teens.

Teachers: Steve Jones (T-LMHC) with Holly Lukasiewicz (LISW), Sidney Barker (LISW), and Jill Thomas (LISW, PMH-C, RPT-S)

Practical Tools for Technology & Your Teens

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00p
in The Box

This crash course will provide staggering data and research on how technology affects your child’s brain during critical developmental stages, and the practical (and urgently important!) steps you can take as a parent to monitor, filter, and oversee your teens’ technology use and screen time.

Teachers: Laura Wifler with guest panelists

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 guest panelists

Strategic Grandparenting

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

*Notice: this course will run three hours.

Grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of their grandchildren, but often grandparents themselves don’t understand their enormous potential as spiritual influencers. This crash course is designed to encourage and equip Christian grandparents by teaching biblical principles that will encourage you to leave a legacy of faith to your grandchildren. It will help you overcome obstacles, equip you with best practices to implement in perpetuating your faith, and offer opportunities to learn from other like-minded grandparents. You’ll leave full of inspiration, ideas and practical tools to help you be more intentional in your grandparenting.

Teachers: Jon Ness with Legacy Coalition

Missed a Course?

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

Equip Weekend: Four Challenges Facing the Western Church in America

with Trevin Wax

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.

Free, no registration required
Friday 6:30 – 9:00p
Saturday 8:30a – 11:45a

About Trevin Wax

Trevin Wax is Vice President of Research and Resource Development at the North American Mission Board and a visiting professor at Cedarville University. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin is a regular columnist at The Gospel Coalition and has contributed to The Washington Post, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of 33 millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. He has taught courses on mission and ministry at Wheaton College and lectured on Christianity and culture at Oxford University. He is a founding editor of The Gospel Project, has served as publisher for the Christian Standard Bible, and is the author of multiple books, including The Thrill of Orthodoxy, Rethink Your Self, and Gospel Centered Teaching. He & his wife, Corina, have three children.

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 

Schedule

6:30p
Doors open

7:00p
Session One: The Challenge of a “Be True to Yourself” Culture

7:45p
Live Q&A

8:00p
Session Two: The Challenge of Personalized Faith

8:45p
Live Q&A

9:00p
Dismiss (book sales open)

8:30a
Doors open

9:00a
Session Three: The Challenge of Christian Morality

9:45a
Live Q&A

10:15a
Break (book sales open)

10:30a
Session Four: The Challenge of Pseudo-Religions

11:15a
Live Q&A

11:45a
Dismiss (book sales open)

FAQs

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 Fall 2023 Equip Weekend unpacked 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.
Our Spring 2023 Equip Weekend unpacked 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.

Our Fall 2022 Equip Weekend explored answers to questions regarding God and science issues. Participants attended four sessions taught by Dr. Mike Strauss 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.

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.

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.