Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever—Ephesians 3:20-21
It is possible to faithfully attend Cornerstone on Sunday morning but never feel like you really belong. Though corporate worship is the foundation for our life together, our commitment to God and his people doesn’t stop there. For spiritual growth and connectedness to develop over time, there must be commitment to smaller discipleship gatherings within the body of Christ. There are several key ways to get plugged into the community life at Cornerstone Presbyterian. Are you making use of them?
Next to home fellowship groups, the most significant of these smaller discipleship gatherings is Sunday School. Our Sunday School quarter begins January 8th and runs till March 11th (ten weeks). During this time, we will be offering three adult Sunday School classes on vitally important subjects. To help you determine which class to commit to this quarter, I’ve written a short description of each class.
Foundations: The Reformed Faith and the Church
Do you want to better understand the basics of the reformed and Presbyterian faith? Ever wished for a better understanding of the mission of the church? Interested in the stories and principles behind the practice at Cornerstone? With a lively mix of teaching, interviews, panel discussions and Q&A, the leadership of Cornerstone will engage on all the questions above, and many other crucial issues. Promising to be a relaxing and enjoyable learning experience, this class will equip you in faithful living in personal, family, and church life. A great class for both newcomers and old timers!
Go Therefore and Make Disciples
If you’ve desired to grow in your ability to understand and share the gospel with others, this is the class for you. Taking his cues from Christ’s own pattern of discipleship, Bill Iverson will lead an extensive course on understanding and articulating the gospel in relation to culture, Scripture, and worldview. In addition to learning about discipleship and evangelism, there will be opportunities to practice what you learn. Living out the gospel in all of life, that is the goal of this class. What could be more important?
The Gospel of John (Continued)
Last year Tom Miller began an extensive study of the gospel of John, which has been a blessing to those who have attended. Conducted in a discussion format, small sections of John are explored each week. This class is oriented toward community building in the truth. Members get to know one another intimately, sharing life and praying for one another as they delve into the riches of the Bible. Looking for a place to be encouraged in relationship around the truth? This class would fit the bill.
Resolve to make Sunday School a commitment in 2012. Consider which class might be best for you this quarter and commit to faithfully attend. Then, watch the Lord work in you and our community. 2012 is going to be a great year at Cornerstone!