Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
Pastor Scott Mehl oversees the church’s discipleship and counseling ministry and has earned a doctorate in Biblical Counseling. His material is developed from both years of biblical study and years of personal experience discipling and counseling regularly in the church.
This class is meant to equip the believer with a practical framework that will help them to disciple and counsel those around them. Seeing that every Christian is called to love one another, and manifest that love in tangible ways, this class helps to clarify and summarize the “one-anothers” that are found throughout the New Testament. To this end, the class equips the student with skills to learn about people and get to know who they are and what is going on in their heart. It also provides some guidance into how the believer ought to serve and speak to others as they seek to manifest the love that they have been given by Christ. Finally, the class focuses on how to specifically apply the principles discussed in “How People Change” so that they may lovingly, gently, and confidently apply the hope of the gospel to the myriad of situations they find those around them in.
The class is a weekly blend of lecture and discussion. Some reading is required in order to supplement what is being learned in class.
Training in Righteousness
Practicing What We’ve Learned
How People Change
by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ
by Elyse Fitzpatrick
You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
by Tim Chester
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
by Paul Tripp
Books will be available for purchase in class.
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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