We are hosting a New Year’s youth lock-in at Cornerstone. To me a lock-in reminds me of child-birth. At first, you’re not sure if you can make it through it. Then you promise you will never do it again. And finally after a few years, you remember how much fun you had, and you agree to go through it yet
This Friday night after the basketball game, we are opening up Cornerstone for everyone to come and hangout. The youth ministries from Galax FBC, Cliffview, and Cornerstone are all coming together. Start inviting your friends and use this as a place to build some great relationships and talk about what God is doing in your life. We’ll provide subs, drinks,
This is a great video by the Skit Guys on what it’s like to work with youth in the church. I appreciate all the people who teach and help with the youth ministry at Cornerstone. It can be a thankless job sometimes, but we know the reason we serve is to see lives transformed by the power of Christ. The
We have been talking about starting a Saturday Night service at Cornerstone for a long time and we are finally pulling the trigger. We have decided to do two preview services, one of which is this Saturday night, November 15th. We will do another one on December 13th and then determine if we can do it every week. I am
We are driving down to Charlotte tonight for the PlanetWisdom Conference with a bunch of great teenagers from Cornerstone. Mark Matlock provides the teaching, the Skit Guys provide such much needed laughter, and the band Dutton will be there to lead us in worship. I have been to all the major youth conferences, but I keep going back to Planetwisdom.
It’s late on Sunday night and I am totally spent, but I had to share a little about today. Here are some of the highlights from the last few days. Sam and I met with a reporter from the Galax Gazette and shared about our new facility. She did a great job and I can’t wait to read the article
Most of you know that I love Guitar Hero. I’ve got Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero Aerosmith for the Wii. I’m currently working my way through Aerosmith on Hard doing just a few songs each night. I even have my own Guitar Hero webpage on their site. But it is a game that I would struggle recommending to others.
Our vision at Cornerstone is to help people experience new life in Christ, to equip them to be fully devoted followers of Christ, and to engage our community and world for Christ. I challenged our youth to think of some practical ways that we could fulfill our vision. Here are some of their answers. After reading this, I hope you
It’s been a slow week here on the site. We got back late Wednesday from a 4 day retreat for our youth group. I suffered from internet withdrawal since the beach house we all crammed into didn’t have internet, but I’m finally getting caught back up replying to blogs and emails. We ended up taking 17 teenagers to focus some
After church, we are taking almost 20 teenagers on a retreat to the beach. It’s just us and one other couple spending 4 days with a great group of kids. We are focusing on relationships and dating. We have a beach house to stay in, so we want to just focus on getting away from the distractions and craziness of
I challenged our youth to write out their One Prayer for our church during our last meeting. It was awesome to hear what God has put on their heart. Here are just a few of their prayers. Lord, Make Us ReadyLord, Make Us AwareLord, Make Us Grow Closer to YouLord, Make Us LovingLord, Make Us A Lot More Passionate For