Friday, April 21| 7:00p – 9:30p
Cost: Freewill Donation (Suggested Amount – $10)
On Friday, April 21, Cornerstone Church will be hosting a team of teachers to discuss “ecclesiology” – the study of the nature and structure of the Christian Church. This event will help believers understand the theological foundations of two distinguishing characteristics of a church – eldership and the sacraments (baptism & communion). We hope that this event will refresh your understanding of these topics or perhaps push you to seek even further learning on these rich subjects. Please join us!
Bob Thune // Lead Pastor, Coram Deo Church
Bob Thune is the lead pastor of Coram Deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska, a church he planted in 2005. He is also the co-author of the best-selling small-group studies The Gospel-Centered Life and The Gospel-Centered Community, published by New Growth Press. Bob is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife, Leigh, for 19 years, and they have four children — Parker, Sophie, Lewis, and Grace. In addition to his leadership at Coram Deo, Bob coaches and trains church planters throughout the Heartland for the Acts 29 Network.
Session Title: Eldership
Every church has leaders. But what KIND of leaders should they be? What does the Bible teach about how the church should be led, governed, and structured? In this session we’ll examine what the Bible teaches about local church elders – who they are, what they do, and why it all matters.
J.T. English // Pastor, Village Church Institute
J.T. English currently serves as Pastor of the Village Church Institute. He is passionate about theological education, discipleship, and mission in the local church. J.T. received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and his PhD in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Macy live in Highland Village, Texas with their son, Thomas, and they are expecting a little girl, Bailey, in June.
Session Title: The Sacraments: Baptism & Communion
Baptism and Communion are two of the most formative practices in the Christian tradition. How can 21st century Christians think biblically about integrating these practices into the life of the church? In this session we will consider how the practices inform and shape our lives as Christians.