Cornerstone has a growing number of small groups committed to living out the Great Commission (making disciples) and Great Commandment (love God and neighbor) together. Our groups differ in age and focus (some focused on fellowship, others on a particular study) and in time/location, but all welcome new members. Please fill out the “Help Me Find a Small Group” form if you’d like us to help match you up with a small group that would work well for you.
Bost Group - currently meets for prayer and fellowship using Approaching God by Lee Brase
Burden Group - currently meets bi weekly to discuss the most recent sermon
Cantrell Group - currently studying the Psalms using The Songs of Jesus by Tim Keller
Knott group - currently meets bi weekly to discuss Gospel in Life by Tim Keller
Pierce Group - currently using James MacArthur’s study of the Book of James
Rivers Group - currently meets for prayer and fellowship
Skeels Group - discussing the most recent sermon
There are also small groups that meet at church including:
Tues Night Women’s Bible Study (click here for more info)
Wed 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - Women’s Bible Study (click here for more info)
Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Men’s Bible Study on Psalm 119 in the conference room
Wed 6:30 p.m. - a fellowship/friendship group for women called the Well
Wed' 6:30 p.m. - Christianity Explored in the Pastor’s Study
Are you interesting in hosting a small group in your home? Let us know.
We try to love one another well by observing some ground rules. In each Small Group we gather together to FEAST:
Focus on Christ - We avoid getting sidetracked by sports, politics, pop culture, etc. We focus instead on Christ, the Word of God made flesh, because he alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Encourage & Comfort - We don’t express judgment or disgust with another’s struggles. We also avoid giving unwarranted advice. What our brother or sister needs most from us is for us to carry their concerns before our Heavenly Father. When we want to give counsel, we ask their permission privately after the gathered time.
Allow Others to Have the Spotlight - We put others first. We are here to love and serve one another, not solely to receive care ourselves. We all try to participate, either as active listeners or speakers. We each try to keep our sharing to a few minutes, and remain engaged as others speak.
Safe Place - We are not perfect people, and we all need a safe place to gather and be honest. What is said here stays here. We do not gossip to others outside our Small Group. (**However, if someone shares something that endangers him/herself or others, or if there are legal implications, the leader will share with a pastor ASAP.)
Together for the Journey - God created us for community. We need each other in order to grow in Christlikeness. So we invite others in, to know us and to walk through life together. Because God never gives up on us or leaves us alone, we commit to journeying with one another through thick and thin.
*Ground Rules adapted from Life Giving Groups, by Jeremy Linneman