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Local Christian Counselors near Westford/Chelmsford

What follows is a list of counselors and counseling practices that identify themselves as Christian or faith-based. Inclusion on this list does not equal an endorsement of their beliefs, so please review what they believe to determine your comfortability level. Please talk with your pastor if you need a more specific recommendation. They are arranged in alphabetical order. Brad Smith, Dr. (781) 862-0555 Lexington Brian Henderson (978) 930-9393 Chelmsford Charis Counseling chariscounseling.us (508) 947-1901 Middleboro, Auburn, Centerville, Holden, South Easton…

Spiritual Gifts Inventory

A recent sermon highlighted the importance of Spiritual Gifts in the local church body.  One of the points of the sermon was that God has already given us everything we need to be successful and a major element of that is your Spiritual Gifts.  There are many, many tools and resources out there on Spiritual Gifts, but perhaps the most powerful is to draw close to God.  Pray for His guidance as you seek, for an open heart as He…

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…

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…

Discussion Questions for the Bible Project’s Esther video

The Bible Project created an animated overview of Esther as part of their Read Scripture series.  Please feel free to use these questions to discuss the video as part of your small group, Sunday school, Bible study, or personal time. GroupLeaders.org has also created a discussion guide. Study & Application Questions: When you think of the book of Esther, what do you typically think of? Did anything from the Bible Project video of Esther change how you think about this…

Introducing Online Giving

Thank you all for continuing to support the ministry work of Cornerstone with your tithes and offerings. We praise God for His faithfulness in sustaining us through these difficult times. We have had several inquiries recently about online giving. This has come up often over the past few years and we have done much research into it. Until now, we have hesitated to use this method because of the fees involved. Most people do not realize that there is a…
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