Discipleship

Discipleship

CCCC Position Paper on Racial Reconciliation

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we want to share with you our denomination’s position paper on racial reconciliation (link to pdf). While this document is not a comprehensive paper addressing every issue, it is a way to continue discussing how to address racism and work towards multiethnic reconciliation.  In Christ, your Elders RACIAL RECONCILIATION Preamble “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people…

Men’s Discipleship Opportunity

Cornerstone guys, You and I may not realize just how important we are to our brothers in Christ.  Scripture says much about the benefits.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (ESV) Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Jesus always sent his disciples out in pairs and the early…

Jan 6th Announcement – Worshipping Online Because of Heating System Replacement

Hi Church & Visitors,   In response to noting a faint gas smell in the church this past Sunday (Jan 3rd, 2021), it has been determined that the Cornerstone heating systems need replacement. As we work toward accomplishing this and keeping our congregation safe, the church building will not be able to be used. We will revert to the online format that we used in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak starting this Sunday, January 10th.    We welcome…

Ann Ralls Immigration Journey and How God Was With Her Through it All

Pastor Jonathan Romig of Cornerstone Congregational Church interviews Ann Ralls about immigrating from Taiwan and becoming a Christian. Ann shares how God was with her through every experience, her childhood, youth, college years, depression, and identity issues as an immigrant. She recommends you read Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby. Thanks Ann for sharing! You can read Ann’s faith story here.

Hagar & Domestic Violence – Genesis 16 & 21

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The story of Hagar, Sarai, and Abram in Genesis 16 and 21 helps us address this difficult issue, find hope, and get help. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please visit haggarssisters.org or autumnmiles.com. Thank you Patty Stocker with WCAT for producing this video. By Robert Dunkarton – https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/8d/8a/c2f4ed5467f3c2263555bb9eb8a9.jpg Gallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0034437.html Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-29): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/gdfs8awj CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36614799

The Book of Pastoral Rule by Gregory the Great Overview/Review

Pope Gregory the 1st (540-604 AD), also known as Gregory the Great, wrote a book on vocational ministry called The Book of Pastoral Rule. A fellow Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) student and myself created the following overview as a handout for our class. We hope you will find it helpful as you study his guide for yourself. I personally read this Kindle edition for this assignment (see quotes below). I hear there are other versions with simpler English. I’ve attached…

Sep 27th & Oct 4th 2020 Outdoor Worship Service Plan

On Sunday September 27th and Sunday October 4th, 2020, we are going to attempt to move our regularly scheduled 10:15am indoor worship service outdoors to our church parking lot. In order to make this a success, we need your help! Please read the following guidelines: Please park in the upper dirt lot. If we run out of parking there, please only park on the side of the street closest to the church.. Please wear your face masks and maintain at…

A Conversation with Friends – Systemic Racism & Becoming a White Ally

In June I preached a sermon entitled “A Posture of Listening” (all links below) where I shared how the Lord was teaching me to try and listen and learn more about the issue of racism and racial justice. With this I sensed the Lord might be leading me to reach out to three of my Ockenga friends, Cyntoria, Monica, and Devon, to talk further about this topic. All three love the Lord and care deeply for the church. Cyntoria serves…