Technology

We were snowed in this past Sunday and church was canceled, so I decided to tune and and catch some of the online church services. I listened to the early service at Newspring Live and then tuned in to watch the Northpoint Online service. They opened up with this Christmas medley done completely with iPods and iPads and iPhones. I’ve

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Faith

I saw this video earlier today about 7 different churches coming together to create a combined youth ministry. Examples like this excite me because churches typically don’t cooperate very well. At Cornerstone, we have tried to partner with other area youth ministries, and I would love to see even more cooperation take place in the future. I want to continue

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Faith

I’ve shared before about how much I like YouVersion. It’s a Bible application that you can access for free from your mobile device or the web. They have a number of great Bible Reading Plans that help you get into a habit of reading God’s Word. Reading Scripture is an important discipline of the Christian life. It connects us to

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Faith

This week our church has a mission team in Nicaragua.  We have partnered with Because We Care Ministries to do numerous trips to Nicaragua in the past.  Each time the teams come back with incredible stories of God at work. We are able to do construction and radio ministry in the mornings, and then in the afternoon the team will

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Faith

During the message this past week at Cornerstone, we were able to take questions from the congregation via text messaging. We ended up with more questions than we had time to answer during the service, so I wanted to share my answers here on the blog.  I also asked for Jennifer’s input on these. I love having interaction during our

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Technology

This week at Cornerstone we did a little mobile experiment. Over the past few months, I have seen a large increase in the number of people using the Bible on their mobile devices during church. We’ve even seen a few iPads being used for note taking. Now that android phones are finally available in our area (still no chance for

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Technology

Over a year ago, I shared about a new digital sound board that looked promising.  A few months later, we were able to buy one for our church.  Now, after using it for the last year, I wanted to share more about it. The PreSonus StudioLive series of digital mixers are simply amazing. If you have ever looked at digital

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Faith

Staying married in today’s society is tough. Let’s just be honest for a minute. Everything from tv and movies to the books and magazines we read tell us that we should be happy at any cost. Marriage is viewed as temporary, something that we just move on from as soon as it quits providing us the happiness we desire. Families

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Technology

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need someone to pay you, but they only have a credit card? That scenario can happen to you as an individual, as a small business, or even as a church.  That typically means that you are out of luck. Accepting credit cards meant the hassle of a merchant account and

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Faith

At Cornerstone we have just started a marriage series called ONE, and we are looking at Ephesians 5:30-33 NLT. And we are members of his body. As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the

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Faith

It’s time for a Monday Morning Update. Our church participated in our community downtown Halloween Bash. It was an awesome opportunity to interact with literally thousands of children and their families. We handed out the best candy and even gave out information about our church. We were all decked out in our 70’s tie-dyed outfits and we even borrowed a

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