Lately I’ve been reflecting back on the moments when Leslie and I named each of our children during her pregnancies. With each one there was a shift that happened in us. They were no longer just “he” or “she”. They now had a name. And with that name it suddenly became even more real that an actual new person was about to come into our lives and the world.
Rusty Hutson (Cornerstone Church Senior Pastor) and Josh Agerton (Lee-Scott Site Pastor) discuss the transition of the Lee-Scott site to a Cornerstone church plant.
It’s amazing how time flies! I can’t believe it’s been over three years since we first began the site at Lee-Scott. What started as a dream has been fully realized through hard work, dedication and commitment to reaching people with the love of Jesus Christ. The result is a high-functioning, healthy site with great leadership and a desire to see more done for the Kingdom of God.
It’s amazing to think that just over three years ago, Cornerstone Church was launching its first multi-site at Lee-Scott Academy. As I reflect on these three years, a rush of words and phrases run through my mind…beauty, hard work, family, sacrifice, trailers, set up and tear down, servants, creaky gym floors and deep love!
It can be a tricky thing to find space for your church body to have community when you don’t technically have a building to call your own. The post-service conversations that we view as such an important part of being together can often be hurried along, recognizing that we have a lot to load up in trailers before we can even go to lunch.
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Here is a glimpse of Camp Cornerstone 2014 which was June 3-6. Over 200 kids and 100 volunteers had an awesome week of learning about God’s love. To see more photos, go to Camp Cornerstone 2014.
Equip: Reading Your Bible” is for anyone who would like to delve into the ancient book that tells God’s story of redemption, the Bible. Cornerstone Pastors lead three weeks of learning how the Bible is relevant to our present day lives; equip you to understand what the Scriptures say, how they may apply, and what God is trying to say to you; and provide resources for studying and strengthening your understanding of the Bible.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.– Ephesians 4:11-14
It was very apparent that people wanted to be given tools to deal with the various parts of their life as a Christian. Some of the equipping areas included parenting, marriage, blended families, Bible study, mission and discipleship. The fact is, we all need to be equipped for the task of everyday ministry.
This past Sunday, February 23, I had the privilege of celebrating, with my Cornerstone Church Lee-Scott family, the 2nd anniversary of our gathering in that location.
Here is the Celebration Dinner video for 2014.
13,584 pounds of food was donated, sorted and transported to the Food Bank of East Alabama last Saturday. And if you’re trying to figure it out, that’s 6.792 tons of food.
Did you know that each Sunday nearly 100 men, women, college students and youth volunteers show up at our Hamilton Road and Lee-Scott sites to love and serve our children? We are blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers with a desire to share Christ with our kids and to see them grow in their faith.
Fresh cut grass, hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, children laughing and playing, and lives being given to the Lord; that is what Baptism Celebration is to us.
Gina’s story about serving at Cornerstone Kids and the impact it has had on her family.
I wanted to share some important news with you about our leadership structure for Cornerstone Church that specifically relates to our Lee-Scott congregation.