While we recommend all of our classes, we encourage you to attend CLASSES 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 if you have not already done so.
We’ve numbered each class starting with a “1” because we consider each of these classes to be foundational – they’re important stepping stones toward maturity and fruitfulness as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We will post the dates for each class in our weekly bulletin and on our church calendar
CLASS 1.1 Membership @ Cornerstone
God made us to be a part of a church family. And that’s exactly what we hope Cornerstone Community Church will be for you – your family. That’s why we want to share with you what we believe and where we’re going.
Our Membership Class is the basic introduction to our church family designed to clearly explain who we are, what we believe, and what our church is all about. This is a great opportunity to learn about Cornerstone Community Church, get to know one of our pastors, and meet others.
You don’t have to become a member to attend the class – it’s just for your information. But if you would like to become a member, all sessions are required. We’ll explain how we operate, the history of our church, answer your questions, and explain how our membership process works. After the class you can decide whether or not you would like to join us in membership. Classes are offered twice a year.
CLASS 1.2 Practices of a Growing Christian
All Christians eventually ask the same kinds of questions:
- How can I grow closer to God?
- How can I grow in my faith and character?
- Where do I start?
Class 1.2 is designed to answer these and many other questions.
During this 2-part class, you will learn four habits that will energize and renew your spiritual life. It focuses on the basic habits every Christian needs to develop in order to grow into spiritual maturity. We’ll look at how to get the most from the Bible, the habit of a daily time with God, the habit of prayer, the habit of good stewardship, the habit of fellowship, and developing spiritual discipline.
CLASS 1.3 Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
God has given every Christian at least one spiritual gift to equip him or her to build up the Body of Christ. This practical workshop is designed to show you how you may know, use, and develop the spiritual gift(s) given to you by God for the purpose of serving others. Topics include: the purpose of spiritual gifts, descriptions of each gift, abuses of the gifts, the balanced church. We’ll provide you with a workbook and a questionnaire that will help you recognize your spiritual gift(s).
CLASS 1.4 Effective Evangelism
There’s no greater news for mankind than the gospel of Jesus Christ! If the gospel is such “good news”, why do so many Christians find it so difficult to tell people about it? Most often it’s because of a lack of preparation and training. Class 1.4 is a morning of practical training on sharing your faith with those who don’t know Jesus Christ.
Here’s a sample of the practical things you’ll learn:
- How to overcome fear and anxiety in sharing the gospel
- Building bridges to those who don’t know Christ without compromising your convictions
- How to turn almost any conversation to the gospel
- Tips on sharing the gospel when you don’t have much time with someone
- Tips on sharing your personal testimony
- What to do when people ask difficult or controversial questions
- Common witnessing illustrations to make concepts more vivid and memorable
Managing Your Money - God’s Way!
Without a proper view of our money and it’s purposes, many Christians get themselves into significant financial difficulty that puts great strain on themselves and their families. Learn what the Bible has to say about our money and how to manage it in a way that pleases God and meets our needs. At this workshop, we’ll discuss biblical principles as well as practical instruction about budgeting and other money matters.
You can see the rest of our classes in our Small Groups and Classes booklet. Click here
to view it online or pick one up at the information wall in our Worship Center.