A Note From Chris - November 25, 2021
November 29th, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving, Cornerstone! Sometimes, the holidays can be a stressful time. However, as I spend some time reflecting today, I cannot help but be thankful. I’m thankful for my family and the wa...
A Note from Chris - November 18, 2021
November 18th, 2021
Maybe if you are like me, you absolutely can hardly believe that NEXT THURSDAY IS THANKSGIVING!It seems like last week we were talking about summer plans, and now we have holiday plans in place and ar...
A Note from Chris - November 11, 2021
November 11th, 2021
Serving is one of the main tenets of following Jesus. To know and love Him is to serve others. They are inseparable.Jesus famously said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve oth...
A Note from Chris - November 4, 2021
November 4th, 2021
While the pandemic has been especially difficult on the work force (people are now calling it the Great Resignation), all the layers have also made ministry difficult for churches and many of our glob...
A Note from Chris - October 28, 2021
October 28th, 2021
Leadership is a big deal at Cornerstone!As the saying goes, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” I pushed back on that phrase for years, declaring that it can’t possibly be true, especially in ...
A Note from Chris - October 21, 2021
October 21st, 2021
I have been a staff member at a church for 21 years. Some of those staffs were small while others were large. Some of them were incredible teams while others had a good bit of tension. All of them wan...
A Note from Chris - October 14, 2021
October 15th, 2021
One of the realities of truly leaning in and doing life with other people is this: it’s messy.Life has never been more complicated, and in many cases more layered than it is these days. Just trying to...
A Note from Chris - October 7, 2021
October 7th, 2021
This weekend, we wrap up a teaching series called, “At the Movies.” I’ve heard mostly good feedback about this series. I hope it has not only been an encouragement and challenge to you personally, but...
A Note From Chris - September 30, 2021
September 30th, 2021
CHURCH!John 16:33 - "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”Take heart. Jesu...
A Note From Chris - September 23, 2021
September 27th, 2021
Colossians 3:15 - “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”I’m reminded, once again this week, of this passage that I touch...
A Note from Chris - September 9, 2021
September 9th, 2021
Happy Fall! Not sure when that officially happens, but cooler temps and the hint of changing colors in the trees means we are close!Seasons are shifting at Cornerstone, too! All of our weekly Family M...
A Note from Chris September 2, 2021
September 2nd, 2021
To say that the influence of my home church’s student ministry guided my young Christian faith would be a severe understatement. My small, Virginia church hired a full-time youth minister the summer b...