And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ... - Ephesians 3:17-18
SMALL GROUPS are places to connect with other believers in our church, meeting on a regular basis beyond Sunday morning worship or weekly classes.
At Cornerstone, we encourage membership in a small group for these purposes:
- To connect in fellowship with a specific group of people who want to experience Christian friendship
- To grow in Christ, following the pattern Jesus used when He needed to really change the lives of His followers, through loving personal interaction
- To serve as a team, supporting the outreach programs that are a priority at Cornerstone
Here are a few of the types of small groups we have at Cornerstone:
- Bible Study (books of the Bible, Pastor's studies, etc.)
- Topical Studies (marriage, parenting, sermon topics, finances, Christian living, etc.)
- Recovery Groups (grief, divorce, addictions)
- Men's Groups
- Women's Groups
For more information on Small Groups at Cornerstone contact the Front Office at 810-227-9411.
How do small groups differ from classes and other communities?
Small groups focus on lots of discussion and interaction to achieve learning and growth. They build a close community that helps members shepherd one another and can be very complementary to your other classes.
How are the small groups connected to Cornerstone's leadership?
The Small Groups Ministry falls under Pastor Chris Winans and Adult Discipleship and is coordinated by Elder Bill Garrett. Those interested in serving on the Small Groups sub-committee are encouraged to call the Front Office at 810-227-9411. A Small Groups Network was established at Cornerstone to connect and nurture the existing and new small groups.
Who leads the small groups?
Small groups tend to be led by members who have a passion for the small group experience. Small group training sessions have been conducted to develop new leaders and will be repeated periodically. New small group leader candidates are screened by our pastoral staff prior to training and assignment to a group.