February 12, 2019
At Cornerstone, we’re really excited about the next few weeks.
Lord willing, we’re planning to introduce membership into the life of the Church.
After much prayer, discussion and consultation with other Churches, we’re convinced it will be a significant step forward which will be of great benefit to our Church family.
Membership: what is it and why bother?
Lots of people might justly ask: ‘why bother?’
Essentially, there are 7 reasons why we believe membership is worth introducing.
Each of these reasons will be expanded during our ‘Big Home-Group’ sessions in February (details below), but here they are in their simplest form:
“From visitor to family member.”
Learning how to love.
A sense of belonging.
The tough cases.
The Membership Course: when is it, where will it be & who is it for?
Throughout February we’ll be running through the Cornerstone Church Membership Course so that all of our Church family will be up-to-speed and on-board. During these sessions, the 7 reasons (above) will be explained and discussed in detail.
If you would already consider yourself to be a ‘de facto member,’ or if you’re relatively new to the Church and want to find out what it’s all about, here’s the key information you need:
Each week we’ll begin with refreshments and end with a brief question time. We’re also hoping to record each session so if you can’t make it, let us know and we can make those recordings available to you.
Over the next few months we’re conscious that there might be some ‘teething problems.’ However, as elders, we think that overall this will be a great blessing to our Church family for many years to come.
If you’re in the above categories, please do come along and most importantly, please pray the Lord would bless these plans for our good and for his glory.