The last two days have been incredible. God is really moving in the hearts of people in our church. One of my biggest concerns for our church has been the lack of conversion growth in our church. We have grown steadily, but mostly we are gaining people with a church background. For a church that seriously wants to engage the culture and community, that is not good. But I think we are starting to see a positive change. This past Sunday, we had evangelist Ken Freeman from San Antonio, Texas preach. He gave a very clear and compelling salvation message and it moved a large number of people. We had 15 people come forward for salvation and many more who made other decisions. And we had the biggest crowd we have probably ever had at Cornerstone. The cool thing is that many of these people did not come from church backgrounds. I am seriously excited about the opportunities for Cornerstone to continue reaching out. To bring in, build up, and send out. To experience, equip, and engage.
Ken is sharing in many of the schools during the day and each night he is leading a community wide event. I’ve seen several encouraging things. First, this event is the result of numerous churches coming together and working side by side. I think this is huge. Far too many churches think they don’t need any help. Why work with the competition? Again, we must realize that we complete each other, not compete against each other! The body of Christ has many parts, and they don’t all look alike. There are Baptist, Methodist, and non-denominationals all working together to see people experience new life in Christ. The turnout has been awesome, and both nights have seen many people receive Christ. Over 40 last night and a bunch more tonight.
And in 2 days, we’re taking 10 people from Cornerstone to the Unleash conference at Newspring. I think this couldn’t come at a better time for our church. I want to see us have a passion for seeing people come to Christ. And you can’t leave Newspring without catching their contagious vision for reaching the lost. And then it’s time to come back and roll up our sleeves and start working on teaching and discipling people to be more like Christ. It’s definitely an exciting time. Keep our church in your prayers.