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.
Many Christians struggle with prayer and the idea of "intimacy with God." What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God, and how can we enjoy it to the fullest in our daily lives? This class will explore the idea of "communion with God" in a busy world that is full of distractions. We will touch on the nature of a relationship with a God you can't see, and the way a God with no vocal cords still speaks to us. We will examine the theological and practical challenges of prayer, and see how we can cultivate a deep and sustainable prayer life. We will also look at the ways we interact with God outside of the "quiet time," including corporate worship, growing in grace, and "practicing the presence" of God.
Brian Colmery wrote his master’s thesis on evangelical spirituality, and has taught on the topic of spirituality and the inner life for several years. This material is developed from years of biblical study and years of personal experience with the struggle and joy of prayer.
This class is a blend of lecture and discussion. Bring a listening ear, honest questions and comments—we’ll all be learning from God’s Word together.
Introduction: What Is Spirituality?
Hearing God: The Holy Spirit, the Bible, and You
Speaking to God: Cultivating a Deep Prayer Life, part 1
Speaking to God: Cultivating a Deep Prayer Life, part 2
Living With God: Practicing the Presence of God
Living With God Together: Spirituality and Your Church Family
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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