Well, you did it again Cornerstone!! You heard about a need, about an opportunity to bless someone else, about a way to spread the love of Jesus to others – and you jumped in! We wrapped up our Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign this past Sunday.
Emily Waugh talks about her Community Group and how you can get plugged in to a Community Group.
This night of worship was unique and powerful as we stood together to worship and praise God. See more photos from the night here.
Watch a recap of the Baptism Celebration and some hear thoughts from those who were baptized.
The vision of the Cornerstone College Internship program is primarily to see college students grow in their love for Christ and their commitment to follow Him wherever He leads their life. Secondly, it is to prepare students for a life of ministry, regardless of their vocation upon graduation, through a nine month (August – May) internship with Cornerstone Church. Our hope is that the interns will have a vibrant and growing relationship with Christ and a desire to share that relationship and love with others. At the end of the internship, the intern will have a clear picture of what vocational ministry entails as they pursue their own life’s calling.
One of the great things about Cornerstone is the consistent life application that goes along with the message each week. My wife, Leslie, and I have always tried to incorporate our kids into whatever the message series is, so that we can learn together as a family.
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.
Today, I attended my first college class in many years – probably close to 15 years, actually. It’s a Sociology class, which reminds me of the only other sociology class I had years ago in the Haley Center on Auburn’s campus. The classroom I visited today was about 8,000 miles from the Haley Center.
It took traveling all the way to Uganda for me to be a student again, at least as it pertains to a traditional classroom setting. It wasn’t on any official agenda, but getting to sit in on class sessions with the students here has proven to be a great surprise and blessing. And as for “agendas”, I am quickly learning that Africa has a much more relaxed definition of the word.
It’s good to be back in Uganda! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be back in this place and to bring my good friends along for the journey. You’ll see a number of posts and updates from our team over the next several days, but let me start with just an introduction to who we are and what we’re about.
There is something very special about being in the courtyard at Lee-Scott and having the Cornerstone family from all three sites gathered together. The outdoor amphitheater in the shadow of the large cross is the place where we had the opportunity to celebrate the new life and restoration our Heavenly Father brings to those who step out in faith. Witnessing family and friends commit themselves to Christ through the covenant of baptism was so life giving.
Frank and Sheila Vickery have served at Cornerstone Church for quite a few years in many different serving areas. In this video they describe their serving experiences and encourage anyone to serve. For more information on serving opportunities at Cornerstone, go to Serve:Cornerstone.
The first time I heard this story about Ken’s small group experience there was one word he said that jumped out to me. It was when he used the word “family” to describe his small group.
Brian and Brandy Wynn talk about their experience serving in Cornerstone Kids. For more information about Small Groups and Serving at Hamilton Road, come to the Cornerstone #TentEvent on Sunday, August 24. Find more information here. Share your Small Group or Serving stories on social media #TentEvent.
Elizabeth and Keven Yost talk about their Small Group experience. For more information about Small Groups and Serving at Hamilton Road, come to the Cornerstone #TentEvent on Sunday, August 24. Find more information here. Share your Small Group or Serving stories on social media #TentEvent.
Recently, I had the wonderful privilege to chat with some amazing moms about how they pray for their children, and we captured this conversation on video.
Go here to read about their week.
Uganda day 5: Although our bodies are beginning to give out, our passion for the game is only increasing.
Day 4 was an absolute blast. We started it off with the usual breakfast at Patrick’s (toast, eggs, jam, pb, shortbread, bananas and the oh so delicious pineapple). Then, we left to see the Africa Renewal University in Buloba.
Day three in Kampala was nothing short of incredible. Our team of six has been welcomed with open arms and shown unbelievable hospitality since arriving in Uganda a few days ago.
So for day 2 in Uganda, we were tasked with getting to know the stories of these young men that we play against at Gaba High School.
Day 1. Wow, the past 24 hours has been quite an awesome ride. After 16 hours flying, we landed in Kampala around 12:00 o’clock a.m. (4 o’clock p.m. our body time), so I guess you could say we were a little exhausted.
Deanna Franey (center in photo) has been a valuable part of our staff team at Cornerstone for over six years. She has been the Director of Foundations, Cornerstone’s Preschool program, almost the whole time, and after more than 30 years in education she is retiring.
Today we woke up to a nice breakfast of the usual toast and eggs. After our meal we headed over to the school to begin our day of interacting with the children.