As part of discipleship, spiritual formation engages the whole person in a life-shaping encounter with God’s revelation in Christ and his inspired word—the Bible. Knowing God’s Story, learning and embracing the convictions and practices that flow from that Story into our lives, is our goal as we invite you into formation-based study. These classes, seminars and other gatherings are for everyone who wants to grow to maturity in Christ!
Cornerstone’s approach to spiritual formation is built on four central themes (cores) shaped by Scripture: story, doctrine, spirituality, and leadership. These four core courses are an invitation to grow deeper in your faith. We offer these 4 classes 1x per year.
If you are interested in finding out when the next classes are coming up, please contact Bill Martin.
The Bible is a story in four movements; Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation. The unfolding of this story is mixed with tense themes and beautiful contours that help us understand the continuity of God’s grand design as we move through the Old and New Testament.
As a confessional church, Cornerstone holds to historic convictions based on the Bible’s authoritative revelation concerning God and man. This six-week course will dive into doctrinal truths about the persons of God and man as Creator / creature and explore how this lived-out worldview can shape our modern lives.
The Bible isn’t just a handbook for better living, it is a life-shaping invitation to learn “the unforced rhythms of grace.” Spiritual reading is a gift if, as Eugene Peterson says, “the words are assimilated, taken into the soul — eaten, chewed, gnawed, received in unhurried delight.” These six-weeks are designed to help you develop spiritual habits and learn new paths of devotion and delight in God.
CORE LEADERSHIP: All are invited to attend this class but it is required of those who desire to lead at Cornerstone. This 12-week course seeks to develop leaders who are conversant in Reformed theological categories, especially Scripture and soteriology. With a heavy workload consisting of reading, homework, and an exam it is not recommended for new believers, yet open to all who want to deepen their understanding and biblical competence.